Thursday, April 2, 2009

My new hero

My Hero for today, and possibly the whole month, is our local dry cleaners DUFOURS! Two weeks ago, I spilled an entire cup of coffee down the front of my rather groovin' red spring coat. When you are a middle-aged Mom, you don't have many "nice" clothes left. But that red coat has been with me for almost 15 years, and it still looks fabulous - at my age you take your fabulous where you can get it! Anyway, I spilled the whole thing, with cream, right down the front.

But the story doesn't end there! Oh no, my stupidity lived on. I checked the label and it said machine wash was OK - so in it went, then into the dryer to air fluff. But upon opening the door HORRORS the inside of the dryer drum and my beautiful red coat are massively smeared with "Different Plum" Clinique lipstick! All over, dark purple, even the lining. I had left the #&^%$#^ thing in the pocket!

But DuFours Cleaners to the rescue! For a mere $16 they made my treasured coat lovely again. This may not sound like much to others, but I was so happy I almost leapt across the counter and kissed them! It was a good day.


Dr. Monkey said...


Little Sister said...

I think that you have worn Clinique Different Plum longer than you have had the red coat-which does look FABULOUS on I am sure you were more than a little PO'd to have ruined a good tube of lipstick as well...THANK GOODNESS for Dufours. LOVE YOU, btw.

Coaster Punchman said...

That sounds familiar - where is Dufours? (I lived in the Cities many moons ago....)

Mnmom said...

Dr. Monkey - yep
Little Sis - I WAS upset about the lipstick too!
CP - I'm in Northfield, they are the only cleaners in town.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Wow - Nice save!! I have a favorite coat also. (one) Crap! It's an age thingy isn't it?


- Jennifer

Sheleta said...

girl be sure you give them a good tip at christmas time!

Churlita said...

I just spilled gas all over my favorite coat. I hope I can find a dry cleaner as good as yours.

Missy said...

I hope you didn't get that Plum lipstick on them when you kissed them in thanks!

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