Laundry day

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Why do all the residents of apartment complexes end up washing their clothes on the same day?

27 Comments so far

  1. Äß│Ç│ (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    So Simple, they all were well informed that UMAR is gonna come to have the pic


  2. SK (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 12:38 pm

    At least we have some unity left in our ladies. :D


  3. schawlaf (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

    Bhai yeh dhule hue kapre naheen hain , kiyunke bijli ki wajah se pani uper naheen charraha , so sare kapre bahar ltka rakhe hain keh barish aaye to kapre dhul jayeen , just don’t stand under them when it rains else app ki bhi be dagh safai ho jaye gi


  4. Anathema (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    exactly
    1. they prob wash them the same day cuz they get water once in a few days? maybe once in three or four days/

    2. maybe they wash them everyday but u just noticed the volume one partiocular day :)


  5. anon_khi (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

    Did you actually stop in the middle of the Clifton Bridge to take this photo?

    I think they most probably wash everyday. I wish people would not hang thier clothes out like this.


  6. umar (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 2:51 pm

    no i was tuck in traffic jam


  7. Anathema (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 2:58 pm

    @ Anon_Khi: true. it does apepar slightly ill-mannered and gross but is there any other option to drying clothes?
    we dont have electricity. neither are those automatic dryer machiens affordable to be used domesticaly. we are a spoilt nation: we have laundries and servants to do our work =D (i have to admit i lovbe it). we dont have mini-laundrettes anywhere where we can take our clothes, wash them, dry them and bring them back.

    so what do we do with our damp wased clothes?! i kno i ahvent been able to answer that question in ages.


  8. schawlaf (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 3:29 pm

    Yup I’m all for Coin Laundry with those free donuts and coffee damn i miss my college days
    Wo geli jeans aur mere socks char
    laundry ki table aur mere akhbar
    wo laundry ki table par parhna
    khali machine ke intezar mai sarna
    bas yadeen reh jati hain ,
    wo coin laundry ki bateen waheen reh jati hai


  9. anon_khi (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 3:29 pm

    @Anathema. actually there is a civilized way of hanging clothes in the balcony. The clothes should be hung inside the balcony and not above it or outside. If the clothes are hung inside and are lower then the side walls, then they are not visibile to all for show and tell.

    I do understand the need for clothes to be hung but damit….do it the right way and do not, oh pray, please do not….hang them out of your balcony, but inside it. See how simple that was. :))


  10. Anathema (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 3:34 pm

    hmmmm. not a bad idea at all. tried it though. some constructions dont have high balconies.

    but thanks for the tip. it does look obscene and obnoxious indeed but its more a case of need i think :)


  11. mansoor (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 4:38 pm

    i think clothes are also washed on a daily basis.. thora thora kar kay… water is a problem, lekin clean clothes bhee to phennay hain :p

    plus… its quite hard to wash all clothes of all family members in one day :p


  12. verysmart (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 6:30 pm

    Civic Sense… the complete lack of it. These are the little things which reflects a nation’s collective behaviour, have a look at the link. The average chinese are not much richer than the guys who are living in a clifton appartment, still you can mark the difference that suggests a complete lack of any uniformity, civic sense and aesthetics among us. NO wonder our gutters are always flowing on the roads, domestic refuse wanders on the streets and PAN ki PEEK colors us REd. All we can do is to blame the government.

    http://www.phototour.minneapolis.mn.us/3233


  13. verysmart (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 6:34 pm

    schawlaf, you have some true talent mate, join some media company at a creative position. We are dying to see some good TV shows.


  14. SWA (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 9:09 pm

    lol, excellent picture!


  15. Dee (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 9:15 pm

    @Schawalf….> My goodness it was hilarious.LOL.I agree with swa you have something good going on.
    @very smart……>Civic sense?.I had a good laugh after watching the link.LOL.If you are hanging clothes on hanger than its civic sense and those clothes are on rassi(rope) then its lack of civic sense.OH my dear its complete nonsense.


  16. verysmart (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 10:11 pm

    DEE..
    exactly my point.. see you cant even realize whts missing in you, how can you even think of addressing it.
    The question is not of Hanger or Rassi.. its the presentation which counts, which we all sadly lack.

    When you multiply this lack of any aesthetics over the entire city we get a Karachi.
    Read my comments again, I said these little things reflects the class of its residents.

    Hope you learn someday.


  17. Dee (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 10:51 pm

    @verysmart…..>You are right i failed to see the BIG Picture :)(whatever).But those living in appartments have ltd space and if you have 5-7 ppl living in one appt and electricity and water both were out you bound to have that much laundary and there goes the esthetics.
    Dee.


  18. dee (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 10:56 pm

    @verysamrt…..>You said,”its the presentation which counts”.LoL thats “marketing” what we are seeing here in karachi is “Life.”


  19. verysmart (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 11:21 pm

    YEs Dee..
    I am afraid I have to agree with you, Indeed its LIFE, a rather degraded one.


  20. mansoor (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 12:28 am

    verysmart: on a side note… these hangers would be a good idea for apartments here which do not have a gallery :D oh.. by the way, did it occur to you that they’re doing it this way, because they DONT have a gallery? due to lack of space and thousands of people?


  21. verysmart (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 12:50 am

    Well, yeh I think you spotted it correctly mansoor.
    But this is the modus operandi in most of the CIVILIZED cities around the world, which we are not.
    Sure, despite of their lacking the balcony, they figured out a way, and it stil is a much better way than we could have figured out even after having a complete balcony.

    what I am trying to say here is, We the People are as much to be blamed as our governments. Its us who lack the basic sense of living, and end up degrading our own city.

    In the case of Nehr-e-Khayam illegal constructions issue, those houses and appartments and shops which are built over the Nallah are only being built there coz the builder knew that the people are soo senseless that they will even buy it anyways.

    The Ill-Descplined way of hanging the clothes, is just a single piece of demonstration of how further down south our civic manners have gone.


  22. sooban (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 1:02 am

    how many of you who speak of civic sense have ever lived in an appartment with four other people?


  23. verysmart (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 2:15 am

    In karachi my family does, we are 3 people. :) we have a foldable clothes hanger in our place.

    that is my final word on this topic.
    Good Night & Good Luck


  24. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 4:11 am

    Civic Sense ?? What are you talking about guys ? I guess I lack some thing seriously. Since when hanging out clothes in balcony has become an issue ?? Its their balcony, they could do what ever they want as long as it is not affecting any one else. Wats wrong with you people. You people must be living in big bungalows where some one comes and takes care of your laundry. Only thing that worries me is that you people are educated class of Pakistan :-) Bravo


  25. MB (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 4:16 am

    ” Only thing that worries me is that you people are educated class of Pakistan ”
    Very right


  26. wasiq (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 7:14 am

    is this flickr taken on sunday….?no time on monday….


  27. umar (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

    it was taken on monday evening… around 530



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