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Date: 09/18/07 02:10 AM

47 Responses to Not Your Typical Neighborhood Laundromat

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    ectube Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2007 at 4:30 pm
    Link: Not Your Typical Neighborhood Laundromat - Half a million clothes are washed in a day, and no washing machines are used.
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    chikoori Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 2:12 am
    That wash water didn`t look very clean :-P
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    Hellrotm3 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 2:13 am
    Gross
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    Shisi Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 2:14 am
    I wouldn`t use that.
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    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 2:31 am
    I saw a great peace a while back on how western inventions (in this case the washing machine) are destroying Indian culture.
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    Roduku Male 50-59
    451 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:22 am
    I`ve been trying to come up with an idea for a home-based business... hmmm
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    manorrd Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2007 at 3:22 am
    Doesn`t quite seem April fresh.
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    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:22 am
    really... neat.. i guess, but.. the water they were using looked.. blech
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    matrixie Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 3:33 am
    they are so out of times... i would hate to live there
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    September 18, 2007 at 4:09 am
    Gross?! Not April fresh! Spoilt little rich twats. Its a great service, cheap as chips, and the clothes come back clean, and neatly pressed. The fibres can take a bit of damage from the thrashing, but I think thats more of an indictment on poor quality western clothes than their techniques.
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    shadow_sonic Male 18-29
    36 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 4:51 am
    i agree with bankvole, but in the end you get what you pay for.
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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 5:14 am
    Ew... Ew... I tried to think of something else to say, but it was just kinda icky.
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 5:26 am
    Everyone has their clothes washed this way. In fact even though my family could afford a machine we still had it sent out. My mothers silks went to a lady down the street but everything else was just as you saw.
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    omgwtfbbqhax Male 13-17
    240 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 5:30 am
    What if someone leaves change in their pocket? someone standing there could get it lodged in their skull
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 6:15 am
    To everyone saying "ew", this is how people used to wash their clothes in the old days!

    But yeah... not somewhere to send your delicates!

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    metter Male 13-17
    1016 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 6:31 am
    mmmmmm

    Me Likee

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    Azul Female 18-29
    55 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 10:07 am
    People are saying "ew" because indeed the water does look dirty. In the old days, people used to go to the river to wash their clothes. Running water took the dirty used water away and you could rinse out your wash. Here the water does not run, meaning all articles are cleansed with the same used water. Also,towards the beginning of the video, one of the men was rinsing himself in that same water.Its not about being rich or spoiled, if I filled my tub with water, took a bath, washed my neighbor`s clothing and then did your laundry in that same water, would your clothing really be clean?
    Still, fact is that the whites look amazingly white and damn, scrubbing clothing with a brush? I`m sure that its A LOT BETTER than any washing machine can achieve by simply circling clothing in a tub of water.
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    rook187 Male 30-39
    210 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 10:18 am
    God Bless America and modern science!!

    Course they consider their clothes clean. These are the same people who wash their face with cow urine.

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    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 11:20 am
    Whew... they didnt discover the river yet, i think, Azul.
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    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
    1114 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 11:31 am
    Yes, i`m sure they will get the same white sheet back...
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    DBtG Male 18-29
    330 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 11:45 am
    Movie wouldn`t load...
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    excelman Male 30-39
    418 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 1:02 pm
    Actually, this is the WAY OF THE FUTURE! It not only saves water and electricity (thereby reduces greenhouse gases) but also keeps you physically fit!
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    sambi Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 1:59 pm
    those people stink to me. even the one`s here in america smell awful "like cumin spice" or that day i forgot to wear deodorant , not being rascit, just discribing the way the world effects me. dont get ur panties in a bunch before you agree w/me.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    Sambi,

    Sure, you`re not "rascit". You just think that all Indian people smell.

    Nothing racist about that at all.

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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:03 pm
    Yes that`s gross. And yes that`s how it was done years ago. But people only lived into their 30`s in the old days also. So it`s not being ignorant or stuck up to say it. They also swim and bathe in the Ganges river. The same river that they place their dead in. But that is their way of life so it`s understandable that it seems foreign/wrong/gross to the outside. That said, I`m going to hug my washing machine later today.
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    TonyGCleff Male 18-29
    179 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:04 pm
    Their water may be dirty, but their work ethic is more pure than gold!
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    ChelseyXCunt Female 13-17
    40 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 4:04 pm
    wow, "over two hundred families work here" Damn thats a lot of workers.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2721 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 4:34 pm
    What if Indian people DO smell, but I like the smell? Does that make me racist?

    Just asking a question.

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    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
    238 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 5:05 pm
    lol deaf woman. yes `re still a racist. you just like being a racist more. so most indian people smell, and they wash their clothes with dirty water. what do you expect? they live in a shythole. thats why they should stop making too many babies.
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    barththe8th Male 13-17
    195 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 5:42 pm
    wow, that video made me so happy, i have it so damn good now that i think about it! now all that i have to do is save up for a trip to india and rub it in their faces
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    Skyira Female 18-29
    1134 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 5:51 pm
    this makes me wanna bring a washer and dryer to that place and put soap in it and just look at the people and say "hey whats up?"
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    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 6:27 pm
    how do they keep from mixing up people`s clothes?
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    Queen_Jay Female 18-29
    241 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 6:30 pm
    i sometimes wash clothes by hand cause my washer breaks down...

    either way i can appreciate all that hard labor they are doing, but yeah they should definitely install running water...
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    DrFeelGood10 Male 18-29
    290 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 7:18 pm
    yeah, theres no way they can possibly keep track of all those clothes and get every single order right
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 7:27 pm
    ^^ "yeah they should definitely install running water."

    WTF? India is practically a 3rd-world country. Installing running water in many areas is not an option; they don`t have the infrastructure, the water and/or cash to spare, and besides the population is too high to set up an effective running water system. This is how people have to live their lives, it`s not like they have a choice.

    This idiotic comment (like many idiotic comments on this string, mostly from Americans) is like saying "There`s a famine in Ethiopia? That`s their own fault, they should definitely build a few more McDonalds".

  36. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 9:17 pm
    ^LOL...that`s a funny line about building more McDonalds....sad but true.

    Oh and don`t laugh people, those are actually the clothes YOU bring to the dry-cleaners. Everything is outsourced now, even your laundry. :-P

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    KuzEyeSedSoe Male 13-17
    90 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 10:05 pm
    Lol, if I could afford it, I`d hook these folk up with some s(h)it from Sears. Other nations have it so bad. We have it really nice over hear...
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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 11:33 pm
    The link is not working for me.
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    AndrewST Male 18-29
    181 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 11:49 pm
    That explains a lot!!!! Now I know why they come to the states and open up Dry Cleaners!

    Not trying to be racist or anything with that statement, its the honest damn truth!

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    LordJonathan Male 70 & Over
    1348 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 1:56 am
    After watching this I thought the same thing. How do they know whats what?
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
    1409 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 5:54 am
    "Course they consider their clothes clean. These are the same people who wash their face with cow urine."

    Ah, ignorance has no bounds.

    Believe it or not, those clothes come out cleaner than yours from your washing machine. I had an extremely muddy rugby jersey from which I could not remove the stains after several washes. When I went to visit my grandparents in India, the maid had a go at it with these "primitive" techniques and gave it back to me spotless.

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    apttodo Female 18-29
    796 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 7:54 am
    I dont know how they would seperate each persons items. I like to get my clothes back if someone else is washing them.
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    kinbushi Male 18-29
    47 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 10:57 am
    You can`t argue against hate.
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    mangamonkey Male 18-29
    124 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 1:59 pm
    if they had a few washing machines they could have time to develop science, decent music and cars that dont look 50 years old when new

    Viva la Science!

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    Accurs3ds0ul Male 13-17
    272 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 8:38 pm
    Please! Stop beating my clothes! They`re angry now Dx! They`re taking it out on me! Oh noes!
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    sunglasses Female 13-17
    46 posts
    October 9, 2007 at 12:12 am
    "Thank you. Come again." :-D
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 6, 2008 at 4:25 pm

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