The article, "On the Road, a Soap Opera Really Is About Laundry" (Jan. 24), is humorous and relates to my experience. Many years ago, in Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, I was the laundry boy for a women's residence that housed about 40, college-age, female students and tourists from Great Britain and America. For 13 years, I did their laundry by hand and ironed their clothes, 12 hours a day, seven days a week, making about $80 per month when I left. I immigrated to America, received a good education and a job brought me economic freedom. America, thanks.
T. Y. CHAN