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Laundry, laundry everywhere

Jeanne Sager - Columnist
Posted 10/5/20

There should be less of it by now. We have fewer places to go, fewer people to see.

Zooms don't even require pants, or at least not the type you wear in public.

And yet it piles up. …

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Laundry, laundry everywhere

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There should be less of it by now. We have fewer places to go, fewer people to see.

Zooms don't even require pants, or at least not the type you wear in public.

And yet it piles up.

Mountains of soiled laundry spilling out from its appointed corner of the bathroom.

Baskets of folded towels and t-shirts taking over the living room.

I blame COVID-19.

When the specter of people dropping by loomed large, there was something to stop this. You knew you should really put all of that away, lest someone see that your living quarters had become your laundry quarters.

Shame was a motivating factor.

With no more gatherings, there is no more shame.

But why bother now? The clothes get washed. The clothes get dried. The clothes get folded. And then they get worn, pulled out of a basket of increasingly rumpled items as each individual in the family forages for something clean for the day before hitting the shower.

The living room is closer to the bathroom than the bedroom. This seems more logical, and logic has won out.

At least that's what I tell myself. It sounds so much better than laziness, doesn't it?

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