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We Bet Our Dry-Cleaned Shirt He Doesn’t Make That Much

, , , , | Right | September 27, 2021

We offer a stamp card that is stamped once per visit — not per item — and after a certain number of stamps, the customer receives one shirt dry-cleaned for free. One particular customer I deal with regularly complains about this system often. Cleaning a shirt costs about $2.35 per shirt, which is much cheaper than anywhere else in the area.

The customer comes in, as usual, hands my coworker his shirt, and gives her his name. My coworker puts the shirt in the system and he hands her his stamp card, and this is where things get interesting.

Customer: “You know, I used to bring in three shirts every few days so that I could get my free shirt. But it really bothers me that you guys don’t stamp the card once for each item!”

Coworker: “Sure, I get where you’re coming from, but that’s just the policy we have in place.” 

Customer: “It’s just that I make 400 grand a year, and I know this is a little thing, but it’s just one of those things that bother me, y’know? I’ve started just bringing in one shirt a day every day! I work as a director at my company, and this is just one of those little things that bother me.”

The customer rambles a bit about how we really should give him more stamps before my coworker decides to tell him what he wants to hear.

Coworker: “Well, I can’t do anything about it, but I can certainly speak to my managers.” 

The customer thanked her and shortly afterward departed. As soon as he was gone, my coworker and I proceeded to crack up about how upset he was about not getting his free shirt, despite this man apparently making 400k per year.