So Lucy sent across a mail to publish the pending laundry costs to be recovered from the team. This being an insightful communication, it deserves to be shared with the rest of the world.
I list everyone laundry costs below, tomorrow night I'm going to collect laundry money. Thanks!
Name Room # Total Amt. Due Amt
Thomas 8801 269 -169
Carlos 8802 259 -159
Thiago 8803 303 -203
Andrea 8805 355 -255
Susanna 8806 281 -181
Dulith 8807 96 +4
Shruti 8808 233 -133
Denis 8810 190 -90
Dan 8809 304 -204
Mukul 8701 185 -85
Sussanne 8811 77 +23
The following are the observations:
- Clearly the Americans - those born and brought up in the US or North America, and not counting immigrants who've spent only 21years in the US - have a greater need for laundry. This could be due to multiple reasons... maybe they dirty easily, maybe they pack less clothes for travel, or maybe the fact that they're spending on laundry gives them some sort of first-world gratification.
- The Brazilians need to spend money on getting to the kind of women-swooning responses they get on the streets. Maybe not as much as the Americans, but still good money. I would say that's money well spent.
- The Indians are perfectly optimized laundry-mature individuals. They seem to be aware of the fine trade-off between hygiene and the detrimental impact that laundry has on the ecology etc. These are the folks who will save the world yet!
- The Sri Lankans in the US tend to not use much of laundry at all, and often try to divert attention from their clothes by wearing extremely dark glasses. There is a short story of interest here too. As Duli/Tom and I went shopping for a hard-disk and I was in the middle of a heated negotiation, the shop girl looked at Duli and began giggling. It took a bit for us to get off the negotiation frame of mind and look at Duli's inside out T-shirt (Exhibit 1, 2 below). Duli nonchalantly dismissed this as intentional and not-a-great-deal ho-hum and a bit of you-wouldn't-like-to-see-what-I-do-with-other-garments-inside-if-any. I made a last ditch opportunistic bid to secure third-world poverty sympathy from the shop girl but without any success. Well anyway, Duli's laundry savings were put into the hard-disk purchase.
|The perfect coverup for clothes being repeated for the 8th time. Duli got the traffic to a halt with this outfit... mostly because the vehicles waited for him to take out a cane and tap his way across the road.|