Monday 29 December 2003 4.21pm
A friendly word of warning:-
I have been using the self service laundrymat on the junctions between Kipling Street
and Long lane (adjoining the fish and chip shop, by the pizza shop). I had a t-shirt that had black grease marks on it from the drum, a month or so ago and threw it away because it was old and didn't think anything of it. To my horror however today, I had the same black marks on two white double duvet covers.
As I am comitted to supporting local trade, I went back to speak to guy who runs it (based in the chip shop), telling him what had happened and that I had been via a dry cleaners who said they could clean it by hand using some of the magic potions they possess - all for £12. He smiled at this point, which I though was positive although is transpires that he was reflecting on the cunningness of his disclaimers plastered on the wall - my interpretation being that if you have colour runs or bleach on your clothes etc then that was your issue - not his.
After discussing this for a while, he claiming that I could have indeed soiled these items on my way home (only by throwing them into the middle of the road for passing traffic to soil!) - and that in any case none of his machines contained any mechanical moving parts, and maybe I should talk to my fellow customers as they were the dirty ones! - I gave up.
Sorry for the long rant, its just that I want to preserve parts of my body that are vital in defining me as a man - and are now severely under threat by my other half, as is my wallet A fate I am sure other forum users would like to avoid.
Over and out
Post edited (29 Dec 03 16:35)