Monday, August 26, 2013

Laundry Day

 Today on the boat,
was a day when I had to do one of those chores
that I hate.


I threw my cloths in the washer at about 3pm
and when I went back to throw them in the dryer a few hours later,
they weren't there.

When I went to my room,
this is what I saw... 
( no, I don't seperate colors, I'm a guy.) cloths neatly folded on my chair,
and like most high dollar hotels do,
a treat was sitting on top.

This is the work of my captain.
You see, he puts the candy on top as a bit of sarcasm,
as if to say,
"What am I, your maid?"

I always thank him for folding and delivering my cloths,
and this gives him the opportunity to go through his usual "bit",
"I'm the captain on here, why am I folding cloths? People should be folding my cloths.
I get no respect on here," he says as if I've never heard this act before.

Smiling, I respond,
"I appreciate it, but you don't have to fold them, just take them out
of the dryer and dump them in a pile if they're in the way. I forgot all about them."

When you live on a boat with people 180 days out of the year,
you get to know there habits pretty well.
I also know for a fact that the captain,
doesn't go more than 2 days in a row without doing a load of laundry.

So, I was pretty sure today
when I threw my cloths in the washer,
that the captain would be throwing his cloths in about 5PM
right before he went on watch.

I also knew he would fold and deliver my cloths
to my room, complete with a sarcastic sweet on top.
I also knew I was going to hear his "bit" again.

And that's ok.
I've been hearing that "bit" for about 3 years.


Marilyn said...

Love his response for doing the good deed for you. We could tell him he was "sweet", but not sure that would be what he would want to hear.

Zorana said...

I love your everyday stories! Such sense of humor and camaraderie! This put a big smile on my face :-)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

He sounds like a good guy and he has a twisted sense of humor, which I really like!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

That's very thoughtful of him. It sounds as though he enjoys doing laundry, so why not just let him do it?

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