Sunday, December 5, 2010


This is not a post about health and wellness or changing my diet. I am talking about the stuff they put on your clothes at the cleaners. Now I am certainly a fan of clean clothes and I am an even more of a fan of anyone who will clean them for me… even if I do have to pay them. What I want to know is what is the deal with the starch?

Last week I dropped off my clothes at the cleaners, a pair of jeans, a few shirts and a sweater. The very friendly lady at the desk asked if I wanted starch and I gave my usual response, “Light starch on the jeans please.” The next day I went to pickup my clothes (they do have very fast service) and decided to put my clothes away immediately rather than procrastinate until later (which is what I usually do).

I successfully managed to get everything in the closet one by one, but stopped when I got to the jeans. They felt like cardboard. Out of curiosity I decided to put them on. I had to practically peal the pants open and jam my foot into the pant legs to get them on. Geeze, and this is what they call light starch? I wonder what’ll happen if I ask for heavy. Will my pants break when I try to pull them apart? Will they become ornamental jeans like those framed jerseys you see on people’s walls? I mean really, how much starch could one pair of pants need?


Moira Keith said...

OMG the image that is playing through my head right now of you trying to put on crackly jeans. *Ducks and runs out of the room laughing hysterically*

Btw... what in the world is drainchi? Just curious. It's my secret word.

Lauren Murphy said...

Oh fine, laugh it up while I try not to ruin my favorite pair of jeans. *mutters*

And really, "drainchi?" Somethings just not right here...

Moira said...

"Drainchi" was the word verification that popped up. lol