Most of you already know that we share our house with a younger couple and the guy's sister. They live in the basement apartment below us, and we share the laundry facilities. We have a pretty good system worked out and rarely have any problems. But this morning, when I went to dry my first load of clothes for the week, I found streaks of something plastered all over the drum of the dryer. I dried one little t-shirt, to see if it would come off on our clothes. When I went down and checked, I found that it was ooey-gooey-sticky gum! It smelled good, but I wasn't about to put my clothes in there and get it all over them!
My dilemma was this: should I clean it up myself and let it go; or should I let them know it was there and ask them to clean it up? I don't do any laundry on the weekend, and it wasn't there with my last load on Friday, so I know that it came from their laundry. Well, Wes said to let them know and ask them to clean it up. I left a note on the door. No one has been home till just a few minutes ago, when I went down to find the younger sister scrubbing away at it, with not much luck. I felt so bad! But what was I to do? What would you do? My natural inclination was to clean it up myself . . . but my common sense told me it wasn't unreasonable to ask them to clean it up! I'll go down in a few minutes and see how the girl is doing with it . . . and stick my clothes in the dryer!
I know what I would have done if I had been the one to get gum in the dryer - clean it up before they had to ask me!