I live in a large high rise apartment complex in Chicago. Last night, I washed a load of new towels and then put them in the dryer. I fell asleep and the woke up this morning at 6 am and went to the laundry room to get them. They were not there.
OK, I’m a jerk for leaving my laundry in a dryer overnight, although Saturday night in Chicago isn’t a huge laundry night. There are about 20 washers and 20 dryers so there is plenty of space for people to wash and dry even if a few machines are in use or have clothes in them.
Most of the apartments in this building are studios or one bedrooms and I haven’t seen any kids except infants.
So who actually steals laundry? Rent here starts around $900 a month and most of the residents seem like working professionals like me.