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hey stranger, hold all my clothes for the night

hey stranger, hold all my clothes for the night

by jturkin on June 24, 2010

We’ve been out of clean clothes for at least a week. We didn’t know that there are 2 laundry machines in our hotel, because they’re hidden, and when we asked, in English, nobody knew what we were saying.

Long story boring, we went to a chicken stand down the street, and bought a whole chicken (the one without the neck). The lady’s English was decent, and told us there was a Laundromat a few blocks away. When we told her we were making a movie, she asked what it was about. I said the magic words in this country, “it’s for the King.” One minute later she walked us into somebody’s back yard, and we were doing laundry.

Don’t misunderstand me. They were coin-operated washers, but they were, in fact, in somebody’s backyard. There were three machines and four of us. I ended up doing Brody’s laundry so he could go back and edit the movie.

We waited around, in these people’s backyard, for about four hours. They were cool about it. They offered us some chicken, or pork, or some animal in a bowl of rice. We refused. We watched the neighborhood three-legged dogs bark at children with ice cream and read ELLE in Thai

Once night fell upon us, we tallied up our articles, and let our clothes air dry over night… in some stranger’s backyard. “No, I don’t know you, and yes, I plan on getting most of my things back.”

Why wouldn’t we trust these people? After all, we knew where they lived. They weren’t going anywhere. I bet they were more scared of us than we were that they’d steal our clothes.

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