My apartment building houses twelve units in a lovely L.A. neighborhood. The laundry room is in the basement. There is one washer and one dryer. Luckily, with just twelve units (all occupied), most of us can get our loads done with minimal waiting and minimal hassle. However, some people are not so courteous. In other words, some people will let their wet clothes remain in the washer for more than an hour after the machine is finished. And in more cases, some tenants will let their clothes remain in the dryer long after their clothes are finished drying. Meanwhile, my clothes must remain in the washer, subject to mildew, while the errant neighbor blissfully goes about his or her business. What to do? In the case of wet clothes remaining the washer, I will transfer the neighbor's laundry into the dryer and start my own load. And if someone's clothes are still in the dryer, I will remove them and place them on the top of the dryer or in his laundry basket if it's in the laundry room. Yet all this is applicable only in the case of the clothes obviously being part of a man's wardrobe. If I see that the clothes belong to a woman, I will not disturb them. Complaints to the manager are generally shrugged off. And, once, when a neighbor taped a sign to the wall advising others to demonstrate a little courtesy, the manager promptly removed it. So, what would you do if you needed to use the laundry facilities and someone is leaving her or his own clothes unattended? Remove them? What if the clothes belong to someone of the opposite gender? One last thing: It pisses me to no end when others do not remove their lint and dust from the dryer's filter. Why not make life a little easier for the next person in line? It's all the more bothersom when one realizes that most dust in most human habitats is attibutal to human skin that has flaked off its owner. Ugh.