Thursday, July 16, 2009

From the Scary Asian Dry Cleaning Dude Files

I've been quietly observing my scary Asian dry cleaning dude for some time now. In the past here and here and somewhere else I can't seem to find, I've posted about how this little guy looks like he belongs in a Chuck Norris movie staring as a evil prison camp guard. But my during weekly stops to the dry cleaners, I've noticed the woman seems to be taking charge of the place. She has inadvertently fallen into some American customs. Always on the phone when I stop for the husbands shirts and doesn't bother to hang up, she just chatters away in her native tongue and tells me to "have nice day" when I leave.
She has advanced herself to a phone stuck in her ear and now she can continue to work at her sewing machine while chattering, instead of waiting on me she yells something to the scary dude and he hops to attention, bringing the scariness down a few notches. Hmmmmm. The charm and ambiance of the stereo-typical Asian Dry Cleaners has been removed from my weekly routine. They've Americanized, a simulated into our rude culture. What a drag, they were a good source of blogging material.


ReformingGeek said...

Yak, yak, yak. It's a sad world. The zombies and the aliens have an easy way to control us, don't they?


Relax Max said...


Relax Max said...

No way they were good blogging material before.

Relax Max said...

I really liked Buckeye, though. Dogs are cool.

Nooter said...

"...the woman seems to be taking charge of the place."

is it just me or is that how every story ends?

MA Fat Woman said...

I ain't people that do that!

Skye said...

Apparently the "and this too shall pass" theory is indeed accurate. Sorry to hear that your blog fodder has gone the way of Americanization!

JD at I Do Things said...

So the Asian man doesn't smile inscrutably and say, "Ancient Chinese secret" any more?

Sue said...

ReformingGeek - The aliens are infiltrating all dry cleaners around the world. It's a global problem I believe.

Relax Max - My dog is the coolest.

Nooter - It's not just you, we control the world.

MA Fat Woman - I ain't either.

Skye - I'm holding onto hope that they surprise me one day.

JD - That hardly ever happens anymore.