In the past, we drew a hard line at removing clothes from the washer, as being greeted by a sopping wet pile of clothes on top of a dirty machine is the last thing we'd want to see ourselves. A friend of ours had a neighbor who was really bad about switching loads, so she would transfer the wet load to the dryer for him and chalked up the cost of drying ($1.25) as being "neighborly." (Her neighbor was always so mortified when he finally came in to transfer the load himself, he would leave a stack of quarters outside her door with an apologetic note for the wait). We admit that one time we did unload a neighbor's laundry from the dryer and felt so guilty about it that we ended up folding all of their clean laundry and leaving it in their basket.
What do you think is the right course of action? Share your advice and laundry stories in the comments!
[ Photo from Chez Larsson ]