The Machine Ate My Shoes...

Jacksonville, Florida
June 3, 2018 9:17pm CST
Good grief... Just got back from the laundry mat. Sadly... It has been a few months since I had done mine, the last time. I was washing winter clothes, as well as summer... So that tells you how long it's been. Here is the kicker. I found a laundromat that was closer to me that had bigger machines. So in a nutshell. What took me almost $25 to do the last time, with slightly fewer clothes; only took me $7.75 to do all of what I did today. $5.75 to wash, and $2 to dry. I spent more than 2/3rd's less, than I did the last time. Those machines were huge!!!! Downside... It took the rubber soles off both sides of my only pair of white tennis shoes. What am I suppose to do now? If I wear them, it will be like walking on rocks. I can't get anymore right now. So did I really save any money? Those machines ate my shoes up! My other clothes came out nice and clean. I guess it was just a glitch. But why? I got two bald tires I need to try to pay for. I almost slid all over the road, the last time I got in a heavy downpour. Plus... I realized that 80% of all my pants have holes in them. Some of them are BIG gaping holes!!! Lord I need some new clothes. Or new used ones. Man if this was not so pathetic that it's funny...it would make me cry.
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@sw8sincere (5113)
• Philippines
4 Jun
i'm sorry to hear about what had happen to you my friend. I hope everything will be sorted out soon and you can buy a new set of clothes.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Jun
Thanks...
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
4 Jun
Hi Teresa. It was the white tennis shoes that gave it away.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Jun
Gave what away? I am not sure where you are coming from.
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@mlgen1037 (29626)
• Manila, Philippines
4 Jun
@teresatrotter Since your title was about the tennis shoes, and it was the those whom the machine took off the soles, I meant to say that they literally were the highlight of your discussion.
@bunnybon7 (37400)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jun
i get it. sometimes it seems we are up against the wall. is there no organization there that gives clothes to the needy? Florida seems like a worse state every day to me
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Jun
It is the worst. Texas... You could get all the clothes you wanted and needed. Florida is a little more stingy.
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@bunnybon7 (37400)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jun
@teresatrotter except with the problems like hurricanes and bad medical help, etc.
@Starmaiden (7643)
• Canada
4 Jun
Are there any thrift shops or a local church that gives out donations of shoes and clothing? It might be something to look into.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Jun
Not as often as you would think.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
4 Jun
I am sorry to hear that. I also felt such feelings when things are broken, especially if they are my favorites.
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