I was running low on clean clothes, so I packed all my dress shirts and most of my clothes.
I took my laundry to a cleaning shop on Sunday April 18. I’ve gone there before, so I dropped it off with confidence that it would be washed, dried, folded (aside from the socks, which I have to emphasize each time that I don’t want them folded or rolled) and ready for pickup by Monday evening.
I retrieved my clothing Monday April 19 without incident.
When I was unpacking my clothing and putting them away on Wednesday morning (April 21), I was surprised to find someone else’s underwear mixed in with my own. I put them aside to return to the cleaning shop.
I was not surprised to find that a super majority of my dress shirts were missing.
I went to the cleaning shop on the way to work. I returned the other guy’s clothing and asked for my shirts. The worker wasn’t able to understand me, so I wrote a short note to the owner of the shop.
In the evening the owner called. He assured me that the mistake of getting someone else’s clothes was a simple mistake. Someone had left their clothing, unclaimed, and they thought it was mine. However, he insisted, it’s impossible that your shirts are missing. He suggested I check my inventory again and make a better assessment. If, I still cannot reckon it satisfactorily I should call again.
I recounted the shirts they returned. 1, 2, and 3. Far fewer than the 10+ shirts I dropped off.
I’m not really sure what I should do. I cannot prove the error. I’m not looking for restitution. I just want them to make a note of it, so that when my shirts are returned, the shop will be able to pass them back to me. However, there’s a language gap and I don’t think they fully understand what I’m saying to them.
I guess I need to find a new cleaning shop as well. 😦