Arnon Grunberg

Dry cleaner


One of the dry cleaners I use delivers at 5:30 in the morning. Since I don’t live in a doorman building I have to wake up, take the elevator down, hand over the dirty clothes to the laundryman and receive the cleaned and pressed shirts, pants, coats, suits and now and then a dress. (I take care of other people's clothes as well, that's how I am.)
Since six months this dry cleaner has developed the habit to work on clothes for more than seven or eight weeks.
I don’t know how you can dry clean a dress for more than a month, but this dry cleaner is capable of doing it.
The good thing is that it is always a surprise what I get back. It’s like going to the casino.