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The laundromat can be a strange place

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posted on May, 21 2017 @ 06:02 PM
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originally posted by: markovian
Try doing laundry at a weekly apartment
That's where u meet the really interesting ones

I'd love to share some of mine t&c says I really shouldn't

If ur ever in Vegas u could rent one for a week right next to the hard rock ... I'd advise against it if u don't live hear tho



Oh snap, I can only imagine. Would like to hear what you could post




posted on May, 21 2017 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: KTemplar

LOL,

Would you like to jump in my panel van and go to my "special place"?



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: KTemplar

LOL,

Would you like to jump in my panel van and go to my "special place"?



I don't date, go for rides in vans, especially paneled ones. If unknown people to me even try to approach me, I've already considered how I'm going to take you down if need be

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posted on May, 21 2017 @ 06:46 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: KTemplar

what kind of car?

That's funny.

KT,
He probably found you attractive but seriously lacked in the social skills dept. Who knows though, lot's of creeps in the world, be careful.


My weird laundry mat experience was........I was the only white guy in a laundry mat in LA, watching Reginald Denny get his head bashed in on live TV, while people around me started cheering it on. This is when the LA riots were just starting. I quickly stood out like a flashing neon sign, needless to say, I didn't wait for my clothes to dry and got the hell out of there.



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: KTemplar

Yeah...a few. I insist on going the the mat instead of home, and dont bug the wife about clothes (never have, and Id do her's...its cool)...but every so often I get that "look".

Usually female, and thats alright since Im male...but when some dude is staring...I get weirded out big time...

Last week, I thought Id either have to hit this guy....or reach for my firearm....then I thought he was following me home.....the lurkers are definitely out at places like that.



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: mtnshredder


OMG, glad you're ok. I can't stand LA. Very depressing and dangerous place imo



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 07:01 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: KTemplar

Yeah...a few. I insist on going the the mat instead of home, and dont bug the wife about clothes (never have, and Id do her's...its cool)...but every so often I get that "look".

Usually female, and thats alright since Im male...but when some dude is staring...I get weirded out big time...

Last week, I thought Id either have to hit this guy....or reach for my firearm....then I thought he was following me home.....the lurkers are definitely out at places like that.



Thank you for replying, it is unnerving, especially when they come into your space and lock eyes.



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: mtnshredder

originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: KTemplar

what kind of car?

That's funny.

KT,
He probably found you attractive but seriously lacked in the social skills dept. Who knows though, lot's of creeps in the world, be careful.


My weird laundry mat experience was........I was the only white guy in a laundry mat in LA, watching Reginald Denny get his head bashed in on live TV, while people around me started cheering it on. This is when the LA riots were just starting. I quickly stood out like a flashing neon sign, needless to say, I didn't wait for my clothes to dry and got the hell out of there.


that reminds me of a situation i was in.
i was at the laundromat with my dad once when i was about 9 or 10. one of the last times. this was florida. next to the laundry was a viet namese bar/restaurant deal. while our clothes were washing we went in there to get a drink or a bite or something. there were some people in there but not a lot. enough.
there was karaoke going on...we didnt know what they were saying of course but we look at the screen and it was karoake over footage and images of US soldiers getting killed....i dont know if it was a propaganda film or what the lyrics were about or what but it was just frame after frame of soldiers getting wasted and a dude was singing to it. it was hazy cause everyone was smoking.
it was weird man....me and my dad got the # out of there.

i have not thought about that in years.....
it was totally bizarre



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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I haven't been to one in the last couple of years, but yeah, they have always seemed to be places that attracted some odd characters. What I have always encountered at laundromats have been panhandlers. It didn't matter if it was for a cigarette or a dollar, they always seemed to find me at laundromats.
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posted on May, 21 2017 @ 07:22 PM
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originally posted by: SpeakerofTruth
I haven't been to one in the last couple of years, but yeah, they have always seemed to be places that attracted some odd characters. What I have always encountered at laundromats have been panhandlers. It didn't matter if it was for a cigarette or a dollar, they always seemed to find me at laundromats.



I've given out money a few times as well



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: KTemplar


The funniest laundromat story I can remember was someone brought a little dog in, and another customer was wearing slippers with dog heads; and the real dog chased her slippers around while it barked every time she walked.

Then there was Matthew; little kid about 6 who used to run into unsuspecting newbies with the laundry carts lmao. I used to bribe him with m&ms and he stopped running into me, but would love to rip my clothes out if the dryer. He was known throughout the town. He was totally like Dennis the Menace. Laughing right now thinking about him. Loved that kid!


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posted on May, 21 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears

originally posted by: mtnshredder

originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: KTemplar

what kind of car?

That's funny.

KT,
He probably found you attractive but seriously lacked in the social skills dept. Who knows though, lot's of creeps in the world, be careful.


My weird laundry mat experience was........I was the only white guy in a laundry mat in LA, watching Reginald Denny get his head bashed in on live TV, while people around me started cheering it on. This is when the LA riots were just starting. I quickly stood out like a flashing neon sign, needless to say, I didn't wait for my clothes to dry and got the hell out of there.


that reminds me of a situation i was in.
i was at the laundromat with my dad once when i was about 9 or 10. one of the last times. this was florida. next to the laundry was a viet namese bar/restaurant deal. while our clothes were washing we went in there to get a drink or a bite or something. there were some people in there but not a lot. enough.
there was karaoke going on...we didnt know what they were saying of course but we look at the screen and it was karoake over footage and images of US soldiers getting killed....i dont know if it was a propaganda film or what the lyrics were about or what but it was just frame after frame of soldiers getting wasted and a dude was singing to it. it was hazy cause everyone was smoking.
it was weird man....me and my dad got the # out of there.

i have not thought about that in years.....
it was totally bizarre





Thats awful! Sorry



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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Wow.

I've read most of the replies and am shocked so much is going on at some laundromats!

I've used them in the past but it has been a few years. In my experience it has always been boring, kinda like watching paint dry.

In a weird way I'm jealous.

The next time I wash my clothes I think I'll visit a local laundromat just to see what is up.



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: jafo1973


Don't forget to post about it



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 08:17 PM
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That is pretty creepy, keep us updated. Possible he may have been trying to seize people up if looking for someone in the area, maybe someone who frequents is under investigation. Though, why be so overt, that's a pretty quick way to blow one's cover.

Haven't had that happen at a laundry mat, interesting that there's many creepy stories from those places. A long time ago made it a point not to stick around one if it's a needed service, get in and out and hope your clothes aren't stolen. Though, have had people do that kind of staring(to me it came off as trying to intimidate-but odd being it was older men doing that to me-me being a younger female) when in the past looking for a place to rent/buy.

Then there's the stare because they are interested, but can't muster up the courage to approach. Okay, that's biological in part anyway, as long as he's not doing that in front of his gf/wife(even behind her back is not very nice).



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake


Yes, it definitely wasn't normal, almost felt like a warning. I felt relieved when more people started showing up.



posted on May, 21 2017 @ 10:51 PM
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Thank you for replying, it is unnerving, especially when they come into your space and lock eyes.

That's when the WTF look comes out for sure.



originally posted by: KTemplar
a reply to: mtnshredder


OMG, glad you're ok. I can't stand LA. Very depressing and dangerous place imo



Yeah, could've been a bad situation. LA can be a scary place some times. I was there for quite awhile and developed a love hate relationship with the place.




that reminds me of a situation i was in.
i was at the laundromat with my dad once when i was about 9 or 10. one of the last times. this was florida. next to the laundry was a viet namese bar/restaurant deal. while our clothes were washing we went in there to get a drink or a bite or something. there were some people in there but not a lot. enough.
there was karaoke going on...we didnt know what they were saying of course but we look at the screen and it was karoake over footage and images of US soldiers getting killed....i dont know if it was a propaganda film or what the lyrics were about or what but it was just frame after frame of soldiers getting wasted and a dude was singing to it. it was hazy cause everyone was smoking.
it was weird man....me and my dad got the # out of there.

i have not thought about that in years.....
it was totally bizarre


That is a bit bizarre, was probably best to move along.



posted on May, 22 2017 @ 05:59 AM
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a reply to: KTemplar

Hmm... that seems concerning.

Ordinarily, when one is in a social setting similar to that of a laundromat, one ought to maintain respectful distance, show little to no agitation, as well as adopting a non-threatening, non-invasive posture and position. The reason for this, is that doing these things prevents causing concern to other individuals in the area. People who are correctly socialised understand this. There are few reasons that a person might ignore these unwritten rules of social conduct in such a setting, which do not have to do with some significant mental dysfunction. Even a person who is involved in investigatory activity, would not ordinarily wish to stand out so obviously, to the target of their researches, or anyone else for that matter. In fact, it is crucial that persons involved in investigation in an undercover capacity, remain more aware than usual of their surroundings and activities going on in them, without appearing to be watching at all. It is a skill that all persons involved in that field have to develop in training, in order to be properly prepared for it.

The brazenness of this mans observation of you does not seem to gel with the idea of an investigatory effort, certainly not one undertaken by an official entity, and not one undertaken by a particularly quality focused benefactor either.

It is far more likely that the individual is simply a few pins short of a frame.



posted on May, 22 2017 @ 08:05 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Do you think you would recognise the tune if you ever heard it again?

The only reason I ask, is that the Vietnam War inspired a great number of musicians, and some of the music videos released to accompany some of those songs, featured footage from the place and period in which the songs reference points took place.



posted on May, 22 2017 @ 08:09 AM
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a reply to: KTemplar

Oh yeah...you made a valid point about "personal space". I don't let anyone get into mine or nearly that close....unless theyre kids or elderly.

I can understand it then...Thanks!
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