Thursday, September 11, 2008

Clean Rage

There was a cool posting yesterday at Miss Model Behavior on how she was victimized in her apartment building's laundry room. Thanks to the company's clever "laundry cards," she was required to pay $24 for a $2.75 wash.

Today I’d like to quickly discuss an American travesty. An issue more directly influential in our daily lives than Palin or Obama or NYC’s theoretically fabulous ‘fashion week:’

Laundry cards.
I posted a comment in response...
You hit the nail on the head! This is the model of the typical consumer ripoff, which isn't limited to laundry rooms by any means. It's everywhere, and it exists as long as there is a captive market or where gullible consumers are willing to pay the price. (Name something in the consumer world that ISN'T a ripoff.) It's snake oil sales in a modern guise, and the only remedy is "Buyer Beware!" If you suffer enough pain in the process, you'll go to another laundry.