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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Lost My Shirt(s) in LA

So the other day I was driving around and I had a few shirts in the car with me to drop off at the dry cleaners. I didn't really know where there was a dry cleaners-- but I figured I'd pass one somewhere round here. But I'm driving around and driving around and doing other errand this and little errand that- but not finding a dry cleaners! I was like, 'What's with this town?! Laundromats only?! WTF?'

Finally, out of the corner of my eye I spy a dry cleaners! Phew. I pull over right in front and go in with my shirts and drop em off and get the ticket thing. Back in car. Head straight home. Final errand done!

Today before I headed out I remind myself to pick up my dry cleaning. I looked in my wallet for the ticket. No ticket. I look in my pile of receipts and crap. No ticket. Pants pockets, shirt pockets, car floor, car in between seats, in the book I'm reading, through the trash, between magazines, NO TICKET! No ticket! I'm like, 'Fruck! What happent to the ding dang ticket?! The lady will have to just...'

Then it dawned on me. That isn't the bad part. Not at all. The bad part is I have no friggin idea where the actual dry cleaners is! None! I wouldn't even know where it is if I actually knew where it was! I don't know where I'm going! I was driving around all over the place and just pulled over all super fast and ran in and ran out! I didn't pay attention for one second! I had the ticket after all!

It was on a big street. I know that. Right? (My favorite shirt!) I think there was a Wendy's? Maybe? Venice! Or was it more La Cienga? Or not? Oh! I think there was one of those crazy blowy creatures with the wavy arms and big smiley face you see in front of used car places... nearby it... or was that... not...

So that's where it stands. I'm just going to take a deep breath for now and relax knowing that my shirts are in a one mile radius. (Right?) That I do know. (I think.) And I'm sure if I just keep my eyes open while driving around, I'll recognize it. Definitely. That's all. I never forget a store... face. That I know for a fact!

Although I'm not sure why I believe me when I say that...

ok bye! (shirts)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

To-odd; tried googling for "dry cleaners" in your immediate zip code, then looking at the map to get a rough idea? Just a thought. If you weren't spottin' em left and right, chances are you can narrow it down that way. Good luck! Also, rather than drive all over, maybe call a few that look likely and just tell 'em what happened.

July 18, 2007 7:34 PM  
Anonymous potato said...

Check under the washing machine for the ticket. It might just be Gilbert playing a joke on you.
Seriously though, like anon said, just go to a search site and type in "dry cleaner" +[zip code] and it should give you the nearest locations. I tried it myself on Yahoo using my zip code just to see if it gave good results and thought it was kind of funny that the first result it came back with was "Gilbert Dry Cleaners". :)

July 18, 2007 7:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

or check your local telephone book and start making calls.

July 18, 2007 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


July 18, 2007 8:25 PM  
Anonymous Prof Zero said...

What a dumbass you are stupid

July 18, 2007 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Dante said...

Wacky waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man.

That was a dumb move, tOdd

July 18, 2007 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're all a-holes, except for the first 3

July 18, 2007 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Robert C. said...

Including you.

July 18, 2007 9:11 PM  
Anonymous lisaN said...

dude. seriously.

July 18, 2007 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LA is already making you more dumber, tODD! Get out of there! You are getting the LA dumb disease!

July 18, 2007 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not nearly as dumb as someone who uses the words "more dumber"..learn proper grammer before you talk about how dumb someone else is, jackass

July 18, 2007 11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh, I think anon 721 was kidding around in saying "more dumber", dude. That said, I don't think people should kiddingly call todd dumb over and over, either. todd is clearly not dumb and it's mean to say he is.

July 18, 2007 11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dumb is in the ear of the beholder

July 18, 2007 11:35 PM  
Anonymous yaba said...

dude that sucks

July 18, 2007 11:50 PM  
Anonymous Skull-E said...

I once lost my whole car for three days because I forgot where I parked it.

July 18, 2007 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I come out of the mall and walk around and around and around the parking lot wondering where I parked my car. Maybe it was stolen? It sucks when it's raining.

July 19, 2007 8:10 AM  
Blogger Craig C said...

wow. for someone who doesn't have a job you seriously need to relax more and think things out. You're running around like a maniac for what? to get home and sit on the couch? imagine if you had kids or more responsibilities other than a dog.

you're funny but quit being a spazz.


July 19, 2007 10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Be nice to Todd - he controls this wonderous website and there are thousands of adoring fans. Everyone misplaces things from time to time, it's just that this is the first time I've heard of someone misplacing a dry cleaner. Good idea with the search - I'd suggest using google earth or some other map site that can show you where all the Wendy's are in relation to dry cleaners shops. You just have to do two searches and compare the maps.


July 19, 2007 11:57 AM  
Anonymous talula0658 said...

Wow. People are dicks. Anyway. Googling for dry cleaners was a good idea. And I feel your pain with the car tOdd. Half the time I can't find my way out of my house. And I never pay attention to how I got to a place.

July 20, 2007 2:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My frycleaner lost a very $$$$ shirt. When I went back he started making me look like an ideot, never said sorry or accepted teh blame. What do I do.

September 6, 2007 11:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My frycleaner lost a very $$$$ shirt. When I went back he started making me look like an ideot, never said sorry or accepted teh blame. What do I do.

September 6, 2007 11:15 AM  

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