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Friday, February 24, 2017

Good morning crew,

I got a peek at the seedy underbelly of the dry cleaning and alterations industry this week.

I have a sweatshirt that I bought in Maui, Hawaii when the wife and I tried to kill ourselves by bicycling down a volcano. That was all the way back in 2012 and you can read about that little adventure by clicking here if you're interested.

Anyway, the zipper pull broke off a couple months ago and despite the fact that the sweatshirt is five years old I decided to have it repaired for sedimentary reasons.

So I took it to the Korean dry cleaners in my neighborhood and asked them to fix it.

He said, "No problem. 9 dollar. You come back next week."

I said, "Ok, I come back next week."

That was in December. Earlier this week the stupid zipper broke off again, so I took it back to the guy. At first he tried arguing with me, telling me that he cannot guarantee his work for life (his words). I told him that I did not want it guaranteed for life, but I was expecting a little more than 8 weeks.

Finally he said, "OK, OK, I fix."

With an air of exasperation he grabbed a box of zipper pulls and a pair of pliers, and he replaced the pull right in front of me in about 90 seconds.

Remember, I paid 9 dollars for this job. 9 dollars for 90 seconds worth of work comes out to $360 dollars an hour. I'm starting to wonder what I went to college for. But what really confuses me is why in the hell he forces people to wait a week for work he can do in minutes.

If anything it was an education. Now I know A) how dry cleaners make piles of money off of morons who can't perform simple tasks, and B) how to replace a zipper pull.

If you're interested in learning how, send me 9 bucks and I'll tell you the trick.

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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