'Rude' Man's Dry Cleaning Bill Has Hilarious but Nasty Name for Him

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dry cleanerRemember that classic episode of Seinfeld where Jerry caught his dry cleaner wearing his clothes in between cleanings? (Love that show.) I think it's safe to say that most of us have wondered if that sort of thing ever really goes on after we drop off our favorite items of clothing, but one customer got a surprise much nastier than a stain or foul smell after picking up his shirts and suits.

When a man named Alex looked at his receipt after grabbing his dry cleaning, he noticed the name "Asshole Alex" at the top. His story was told on The Consumerist, which asked the question, "Were they commenting on his behavior as a customer, or was it some kind of terrible phonetic mistake?"

Um, I'm no genius, but I'm guessing the slap had something to do with how he treated the staff at the dry cleaners when he ventured in and out. Maybe he just wasn't friendly. Maybe he didn't even acknowledge their existence when he ran in and out. Or maybe it's something bigger than that -- like maybe they found some sort of evidence of shady behavior on the clothes he brought in?

Then again, there's always the possibility that the workers were just having a little bit of innocent fun to try and help get them through the mundane days of standing behind a dry cleaning counter all day. (Crazy kids.)

Whatever the case, Alex's story serves as an important lesson to always be as pleasant as possible to the people who are handling your clothes, and if you can't be nice? Maybe buying one of those at-home dry cleaning kits is a better option.

Do you ever wonder what goes on behind closed doors after you drop off your clothes at the dry cleaner?


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nonmember avatar Sarah.S.

Or the people wanting your business could be professional? You know... like adults!

SuzyB... SuzyBarno

My neighbor had a girl ask her when she got her shorts from Banana Republic and if they had a lot of size 6's(the size she wore) because she thought they were cute wanted to get herself a pair. My neighbor had a weird feeling that the girl had tried them on!!!

nonmember avatar Sdt

I am a third generation dry cleaner and feel educated to speak on this subject. I can tell you that no one at my company and I'd say most companies has any interest in trying on or wearing customer's clothes. When you are tagging in, cleaning, pressing and inspecting thousands of garments a day they hold no interest. Just like the normal valet parker. (Not Ferris Bueller's valet.) even though he may have a Rolls Royce to park, after a short while, it's just another car to park! So rest easy. Many more important things to worry about, like what country are we going to move to if Obama gets reelected!

Dulce Flor Castillo

Sdt- that last sentence was completely unnecessary. Way to bring politics into something completely irrelevant.

work4... work4mickey

dulce, true, irelevant, but funny.

tuffy... tuffymama

I laughed and I found it relevant.

There was a guy who somehow seemed to show up at EVERY party my company catered years ago, and he was always dancing behind women with his tongue out, as if he were in a Conga line, but it was just him bumping his junk on a woman's ass on the dance floor. There were so many Polaroids snapped of him like that, and a few were labeled Bumfuck B____. I sometimes wondered if he knew we all called him that.

momto... momtolittleg

I used to work for a vet and once took a phone message from a client who was always a TOTAL asshole to us.  The message to the vet (who knew what he was like) read, "Call Mr. ______.  Take your time.  What a jerk."  Well, the vet left the note in the client's file and it fell out and he found it- and of course made a point to call me out on it.  All I could do was blush and stare at him, though I really wanted to say, "Yes, you are a rude asshole, and I meant what I wrote."  Not long after he found a new vet and we all celebrated!

dusky... dusky_rose

I don't use dry cleaning, but my guess is that this Alex was a jerk! LOL

arpazia arpazia


Thank gawd we don't dry clean

Kmakk... Kmakksmom

Thank goodness we don't have anything that is dry clean only!  The only time I have been in a dry cleaners is when I was going in with my mom or dad when I was growing up.

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