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How I Got Over My Coin Slot Phobia

The first time it happened, it seemed like an ordinary mishap: my quarters jammed in the washer.

When the same thing happened a few weeks later, attempting to use the dryer, I was annoyed.

And after it happened recently, once more with the washer, I felt wary of using either machine. I had to do laundry, but dreaded it. I could not bear to put the quarters in, lest the machine gobble them up without spinning my clothes around.

Yet I had to try, otherwise I’d be hand washing my clothes, towels, and sheets for weeks to come.

I went to the laundry room. I inserted a coin into the metal slot. I paused to listen for the clink. Another coin. Clink. And another. Clink-clink. Slow and meditative.

Two loads later I was able to report victory!

Incidentally, although I lost about $4.25 altogether, I did not lose any socks.

Small change, but I’ll take it.



I am a rather obscure 14th C. poet, whose work has been translated into over thirty dialects of gibberish. I now spend my days translating from the gibberish into English and back again, as need be.

8 thoughts on “How I Got Over My Coin Slot Phobia

  1. Maybe that’s why the machine gobbled up the coins–way more fun than socks. Iit’s almost Summer now, so don’t wear socks and drive the machine out of its sock-loving mind looking for them 🙂

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  2. Cheers for overcoming the greedy gremlin snatching coins! The escalation of prices for everyday necessities leads to aggravated customers and piles of laundry.

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