Blog Carnival: Washing The Sheets (Lust)

A funny thing happened to me on the way…..

Ok That’s not how the story should start, but this event really has the feeling of “This could only happen to me” because my life is full of glamor and magic.

No, Really.

Ok, I really didn’t have anything to share with the group for the blog carnival. But then, as they usually do, something happened.

Let me set the picture for you. It’s Saturday night, and by Saturday Night, I mean its early Sunday Morning. I suffer from insomnia, and well, I thought what a better time to do laundry, since I’d been putting it off. Now, in glorious apartment living, I have a washer and dryer in my apartment, but when I’m doing sheets/blankets, I like to use the laundry room in the apartment complex since it’s 10 feet from my door. So, here it is, Saturday night/Sunday morning and I’m playing Tiger Woods PGA, golf (Because there was nothing on TV) and listening to music. The timer on my laundry went off, so I got up to move my stuff into the Dryer. As I exited my apartment and went to close the door, I heard some noises, so I stood still and listened. My apartment is also next to a not-so-often used stairwell, and coming from the stairwell was the not-so-muffled noises of a man in the middle of something rather steamy. I hurried into the laundry room and quickly changed my laundry from the washer into the dryer, making as much noise as I could. It seems that did not deter the voice. The voice was clear and unfortunately very descriptive. As if that was part of the game? After I started the dryer, I hurried back into my apartment and grabbed my cell phone.

You see, my apartment management, a couple days previous, had posted notices about people gaining access to our secured-entry building and provided us with the number to Clackamas County Sheriff Non-emergency. So, I called the dispatcher, and after relaying my story – to which the dispatcher stifled a chuckle I requested an officer do a walk through the building. They said they would send someone out.

Unfortunately/fortunately I do not know what became of the single/couple in mid/post courtship, as the police didn’t communicate with me the outcome. Though when my sheets were dry, the noises were not present. (No, the humor of me washing my sheets during this episode is not lost on me, although, I felt like I needed to wash out my ears.)

And, it made a good post to share with you. You never know what you’ll hear. 🙂

(Editors note: This happened a week ago, I have been laughing since, cause I really wanted to post it but wanted to share it as part of the carnival. I hope you enjoy!)

I almost forgot, This post as well as any you see with the title “Blog Carnival” is part of the “One Word Blog Carnival” Today’s theme is Lust, You can read all the posts by going to

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Glynn says:

    I’ve been sitting here, tyring to think of a title for a short story about this. Bleached Desire? Loves Labors Washed? Lust is a Many-Laundered Thing? Good post.

  2. schnikism says:

    I love it! 🙂 “Always wash in cold water” 🙂

  3. Bridget says:

    They were really ‘airing’ their dirty laundry… just sayin!

    Only you could have this scenario play out just in time for the carnival… thanks for sharing… and making me :0)

  4. I want to say, “Wonderful story.” Somehow that doesn’t seem to work. :>) Thanks for posting though.

    -Marshall Jones Jr.

    1. schnikism says:

      I know what you mean. I chuckled the whole time writing it, but it just didn’t seem to fit the mold of “That’s a great story…” Thanks for stopping by, glad I got to share!

  5. This is hilarious! I’m glad you ‘came clean’ and shared it with us. I’m not sure I could have waited to share this story! LOL!

    1. schnikism says:

      It was so funny because I wrote it up and then sent a message to Bridget that I was ready for the carnival. Then I had to wait a week…. So. Much. Anticipation. LOL

  6. Helen says:

    Interesting story. I had thought your title was metaphorical rather than literal. Kind of funny that it wasn’t..

  7. Lorrie says:

    Oh my… kind of scary to me! You be

  8. Lorrie says:

    … careful! (sorry, hit the submit button before I was done up there)

  9. Frank says:

    Alright, you caught me! Not really, but wow how embarassing! I read this while working out and I had to stop so I could burst out in laughter.

  10. Reminds me of an old Friends episode where “doing laundry” became code for, well, I suppose you can guess!

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