Friday, March 20, 2009

Travelling back in time

Since I'm a full blown salaryman, I use a fair amount of business shirts per week, to be more precise, I can say that I use business shirts basically every day. Since ironing is not one of my favorite ways to pass the time, this means that I have a pretty large amount of shirts that I take to the dry cleaner when I get around to it (which can be anything between two weeks and two months from the previous time).

I do really like my local mom and pop dry cleaning shop, run by a couple somewhere in their 70's, always friendly, knows my name and allow me to pay when I get around to it in case I forgot to bring enough money some time.

One of my favorite things is by the counter where they have placed a radio (that always is on) and an old clock. The radio probably was probably hot in the 1950's and the clock probably was fashionable in the early 1970's. So I got my shirts laundered and getting in the store almost feels like a little time travel trip! Good stuff and check the picture to experience this yourself.

9 comments:

Kelly said...

Erm your wife couldn't iron a few shirts for you?

lina said...

I hate ironing but way to fussy to let others do it for me even though it is quite cheap to do so.

That is indeed some old stuff they got there.

Mr. Salaryman said...

Ironing is a real hassel, washing the damn shirts is ok, but the ironing is the worst chore I can think of...
As there is, as of yet, no formal Mrs. Salaryman I still have to put it on outsourcing Kelly ;)

ThePenguin said...

What is this "ironing" people speak of?

AF said...

I forget, do you live in Mejiro? I am looking for a new dry cleaning place. I prefer the mom&pop dry cleaning shops, because they do a better job. If it is in Mejiro, can you tell me where it is?

Mr. Salaryman said...

Hey AF, nice to see you around. But I don't live in Mejiro, I'm an Ikebukuro man so my dry cleaning would probably be a little off your way for a cleaning place.

Mr. Salaryman said...

Penguin - Ironing is mostly for people who wear clothes, I wouldn't expect you to understand.

AF said...

Penguin,

ironing: smoothing out wrinkles in clothes with a heated object called an iron.

Mr. S,

technically I live in Naka-ochiai, where there is a Mom$Pop cleaners that I am thinking of trying, so I wondered if it was the same one. Not, it seems.

ps. I lurk your site often.

Mr. Salaryman said...

AF - No worries, you're very welcome to lurk as much as you like, that's what I do most of the time in any case!

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