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Fiction Friday- A Letter

To Unit K7
From Unit K5


I wish to address our conversation last Thursday.

I understand that having Cancer is a real downer but it does not give you the right to knock on my door and bitch at me.

As I told you then we are all dying some of us are just dying faster than others. You looked a little taken aback by that, I guess most people cut you some behavioural slack due to your supposed condition.

I must say though for someone with cancer you looked pretty healthy and you certainly seemed to have a lot of energy. I also noticed you still have your hair so either you refused Chemo or are in remission. If there are signs of imminent death I did not see them and since you have been here as long as I have been it must be progressing really slow.

I am not an unfeeling person indeed some people would say I feel too much. Be that as it may, let me explain why I was doing laundry during the time you had reserved.

My usual time to do my laundry is Monday morning between 10AM & 12PM as that is a slot reserved for the lower floor however you have reserved 11am to 2pm which cuts into my time. Also as you said Monday, Wednesday & Friday are lower floor days and Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday are for the upper floor. You don't stick to the schedule so I don't know why I should.

I checked with you PDA a couple of Thursday ago and she told me that Thursday was not laundry day so I saw no reason not to use it.

I started early in the hopes that I would be done by noon but it didn't work out that way. I also left the washer empty until 12:30 in case you needed it. When it still was not in use by then I put another load in the washer, which was when you came and knocked on my door.

When the load was done I emptied the washer and was waiting for the dryer to finish the previous load so I could dry it. When I came back to take the clothes out of the dryer I noticed the washing machine had been started so I did not put the second load in the dryer but left it on top so your helper could finish your laundry.

I do not appreciate you getting in my face but I was considerate anyway. Please keep in mind that spewing anger is not a way to make friends if anything it isolates you even more.


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