So I know that we are middle class white girls who live in the suburbs but the reality of that truth rarely actually hits me... or a least I don't really think about it much. I guess I just see myself as a normal citizen who lives comfortably... but today I experienced a good reality check:
I went to a laundry mat. Interesting to say the least.
I had to laugh at myself for what a foreign concept this experience was... I mean 20 washers, 10 dryers, a thousand quarters, and people who sit there and stare at their loads of laundry for an extended amount of time... weird! So as a quickly went to how the place was disgusting and if I had to come her on a regular bases how I'd bring a broom and sweep, God quickly reminded me how ridiculously blessed I am, having a washer and dryer just being the beginning of it! I knew people used these places on a regular basis, but I had no idea what it was actually like. I'm such a snob and THAT REALITY definitely struck me today!
A good experience to say the least, ~Timarie