Americans are Spoiled

September 16th, 2015 | Uncategorized

For the last two weeks, Katie and I haven’t quite figured out when and where to do our laundry. On campus, laundry costs 8 euros, which is somewhat expensive in our opinion. Our community partner, Jillian Hayes, offered to do our wash for us considering Katie and I had piles of dirty clothes sitting in our dorm room. Now in America, there are washers and dryers able to fit loads as large as an adult, if not bigger. When we arrived at Jillian’s house I noticed two things immediately: the washer was teeeeeennny tiny and there wasn’t a dryer. In Ireland, dryers are either pricey, combined with the washer in to one machine, or they have condenser dryers.


So after my first load was done, Jillian started to hang my clothes up on a clothesline. Although it was quite embarrassing to watch your “knickers” blow in the wind publicly, I was quite marveled by the Irish culture. Immediately I started to assist Jillian and roar with laughter at the same time. On rainy days, Irish people use a drying rack, known as a “clothes horse”, or a hair dryer to dry their clothes. I think it’s safe to say I’m an expert at washing my clothes the proper way in Ireland and that Americans are a tad spoiled 🙂


Victory Scholar: Jazmen Boone

Present University: Waterford IT

US League: CAA

Club/Community Partner: Waterford Wildcats

Alma Mater: The College of William and Mary

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland



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