Thursday, November 10, 2011

Making A Good Impression,

While on this gig, part of my modus operandi  was to find and use a laundry drop-off service in whatever city I'm in to wash my clothes in order to save money.
($11 to wash a pair of jeans, $4 to wash a pair of socks? Please.
Your clothes aren't the only ones being taken to the cleaners.)

The hotels that I've been staying at are usually Starwood Properties (Westin, W, Sheraton, Aloft, etc) and as a rule don't have guest laundry facilities, so self-service isn't in the cards either.
Starwood Properties are also occasionally a little highbrow...and the other guests can sometimes be a little snooty...

I had picked up my laundry on the way back to the hotel from the arena and stepped into the elevator with a well-dressed business woman who had just checked in.
She with her big purse and Samsonite rolling bag, me in my 5.11-brand tactical khakis, backpack and plastic bag full of laundry.

The elevator stopped on her floor.
As the door opened she looked at me then at my laundry
and sniffed "Nice luggage. Maybe you'll start a trend." and walked away.

Wow. See you next Tuesday, lady.

In retrospect, I guess I did look a little "Homeless Guy"-ish.



Anonymous said...

how did you get ids to spring for something other than a holiday inn express/travelodge/shitholedeathtrap

kx59 said...

Nice lady. Really.
To bad it is unlikely that you will have the opportunity to see the Karmic reaction.

J3 said...

you should have growled at her... really loud

Borepatch said...




Tam said...

I would have said the same thing, but I would have been smiling and clearly meant it as a joke, and maybe made conversational small talk of the sort one makes with fellow elevator passengers.

She, on the other hand, is a bitch.