Drying Clothes

2023-06-02 00:00:00 / episode: 137



"Drying clothes doesn't sound like a big deal, does it? But it seems to be quite different from one country to another.

Now, I grew up in Canada.

How we dry clothes in Canada and how you dry clothes in, say America, it's probably pretty much the same.

However, if you go to other countries that are sort of culturally different, then you get quite a bit different.

Cha, uh, quite a bit of change in the way people dry clothes in Africa, people dry clothes by hanging them on the clothes line and the same in Japan.

Although they don't have a clothes line in Japan, they have a pole and they put things on the pole which is hung horizontally.

Many people have their clothes drying on their verandas which is not allowed in Canada.

And then if you jump over to yet another country, I remember when I was traveling through Malaysia and Thailand I had laundry to do and I didn't have any access to a place to do laundry.

I found a person who would do the laundry for me.

I paid him money.

He took my laundry about 12 or 24 hours later I came back and my laundry was done.

I watched them and I watched how they dried the laundry.

Of course, they hung it.

But before they hung it they had to get the excess water out.

They would put the clothes into a sort of a cloth bag or somebody else's shirt and they would swing it around and slam it onto this pavement or something hard and the water would get squished out by the force.

I was quite shocked by this.

At first I thought, wow, I'm gonna get holes in my clothes if they keep banging it like this.

But when I got my clothes back, they were fine.

So there's different ways to dry clothes in different countries.

It's quite interesting when you take a look at it."