About an hour ago, I went to put my clothes in the wash. I found that the washing machines I prefer to use were all full of already washed clothes, but the owner of the clothes had not yet been by to remove them. The only alternative was to use other washing machines that were further away from the dryers, so I took the clothes out of the machines. I put some of them on a table and the rest on the lid of another washing machine.
When I came back to put my clothes in the dryer, I found a note taped to one of the washing machines. It said something like "Never touch anyone else's clothing again. If you do the poilce will be called and we will wait for you."
I realize that what I did was sort of rude, but I've done it numerous times while I was in college, and I never encountered this sort of extreme reaction. I find it hard to believe that I did anything illegal or that the police would have come if they'd been called. So did I violate laundry room etiquette, or was the owner of the clothes overreacting?