Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Picture a diminutive Korean woman, dressed in a peace-sign printed long sleeved shirt, under a thick grey vest and capped with a purple knitted hat (with painted eyebrows to match), grey sweats on the lower half and grey plastic crocs as shoes, her smile lit up the entire laundromat. she was very friendly and talkative, and shared personal details that merely endeared her to me, stories of her son and daughter almost battling over her eventual residence...but she was torn between the P&L of the business and satisfying two kids in towns hundreds of miles apart, while still welcoming customers from 30 years ago. I gave her a Canadien two-ney, knowing she'd never seen one before, as an alleged 68th birthday present. She was so psyched that she immediately shared her new acquisition with her husband.