I’ve read other host’s tales of having guests that, instead of doing 1 or 2 loads of laundry over the course of a week do laundry daily. I couldn’t imagine such a thing…until…now…
Guest from India arrived with the usual village of suitcases. Right away they asked ‘can we do laundry?’. Well, I think, maybe they had an accident…whatever.
Next day “Can we do laundry?”.
So I asked them “Is it your custom in India to wash laundry every day?”
They said yes, because in Mumbai it is so hot, so dirty, and so polluted, that to let clothing ‘stew’ in a pile for more than a day would be, to them, disgusting. So the mom said that, even though it is not dirty and hot here, they still have this feeling “we must do laundry”.
I don’t like it, but, since I rarely have the guest use the laundry, I can get over it.
Just thought it might help to have a better understanding of why some people do some things that we thing is rude or weird. I think that to them, letting laundry sit in a basket, would be like putting toilet paper into the trash can. ICK, just…ICK!