Here’s the scenario: you use a communal laundry area such as in an apartment or condo building. Washers & dryers are at a premium on the weekends, and you manage to snag a washer while someone else’s clothes are in the dryer. Wash cycle is 30 minutes, dry cycle is 60. The dryer’s timer shows 15 minutes remaining until it’s finished. You keep a close eye on the timer you’ve set for yourself back at your apartment, and return 30 minutes later to switch your clothes out.
Only problem is, the dryer is still occupied by the other guy’s clothes. They’re done, they’ve just been sitting there for 15 minutes by your estimation. So you go back to your apartment and return 10 minutes later to find the clothes still there.
You have other stuff to do, and laundry is on your long list of chores to get finished today, and the longer you wait for this joker to come get his stuff, the longer your schedule gets pushed back. After all, you kept a close eye on your time so you’d be back to move your stuff, knowing that other people are waiting for the machines.
Do you move the other guy’s clothes?