|Existentialist Play by Samuel Beckett, "Waiting for Godot"|
The ladies at the Chinese laundry have not only discovered the answer to this, but they are giving away this info for free with every wash.
They posted it on broken washer #4 in plain English:
And I believe them because of how many times those machines have ripped me off and I prayed for more quarters. Sorry guys-- we live, we die, and that's all folks!