Today’s reader submission comes from the mind of Chris of LOLadelphia!:
We’ve all been there. Bored and looking for something to do, you start sending out text messages to people hoping to find someone who wants to go out to eat, catch a movie, hang out, whatever. Suddenly, you get a reply from one of your friends that says, “Sorry, I have to do laundry tonight.” What…the…fuck?
This is seriously the lamest excuse ever, and the people who use it have no idea just how pathetic it actually is. Besides the fact that if they don’t want to hang out, they should just say they’re busy and leave it at that, saying they have to do laundry just makes no sense. Here’s why:
- The beauty of laundry is that one can put something in the washer or dryer…then walk away and do something else. Am I really supposed to believe that you’re just sitting there in front of the washer and dryer afraid to go anywhere?
- Even if they want to hang out, but have to do laundry…am I really supposed to believe that every single shirt and every single pair of pants you own is dirty and you can’t leave the house until it’s done?
- If laundry does have to be done, just put on something dirty. People wear dirty clothes all the time. Unless it smells or is riddled with stains, I won’t know it’s clean or dirty, and frankly, I don’t care what it is either way.
- Laundry does not take all night to do. You can afford to walk away from it for a little bit.
I hate this excuse, and the people who make it are seriously insulting you and think you’re stupid. It would be less offensive to just say, “I don’t want to hang out tonight,” instead of coming up with an excuse with so many holes.
Excellent submission Chris! Many good points are brought to attention here. It makes me wonder how many other excuses have as many holes as the Laundry Excuse.
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