Saturday, January 07, 2006

My Hero

Miffed man pays bank bill a penny at a time

I read this article on Yahoo news and found myself identifying with this guy. I have a few entities I'd like to handle in a similar fashion. I could pay the rent this way until the landlord fully fixes the front door handle to our building or the dry cleaner across the street for their late and botched work. It just seems so satisfying!

Speaking of the dry cleaners, that reminds me. Our unfortunate experiences at the dry cleaners just across the el tracks from our building forced Mo and I to find another place for cleaning and tailoring. One stop up from us, at the Rockwell stop we found Figo. For every bit of bad service, poor work, and awful experience that is the cleaners here on Manor, Figo is the exact opposite. He's this wonderfully chatty, friendly and funny Turkish man who does good work and really cares about his customers. A real throwback. Mo and I stopped in there last night to pick up her coat. Figo had fixed the zipper for us. I mentioned that a button on my leather coat had fallen off and asked if he worked on leather. He says "Sure, here hand it to me." While I waited, Figo sewed my button back on, telling us the story of how he opened his store at this location. Oh yeah, sewing the button on? No charge.

Anyway, Figo reminded us that the Rockwell stop on the Brown Line is going to be closing for about 8 months starting in February for some major renovations. Obviously, this puts the businesses that are located there in some serious risk. There's Figo's place, a coffee/bagel place, laundromat, Rockwell's restaurant, a yoga studio and more. It's a great little neighborhood corridor and it would be a shame to lose those places. If you're in the area, especially when the Rockwell stop is closed, please make the effort to stop by and frequent these establishments. I think they're going to need all the help we can give.

- Corey


Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

I'll see what I can do.

Cosmo Kramer said...

Just don't tell anyone about the wires coming out their ceiling.

briemcgee,duh said...

I hate the Turks. He's being nice cause he wants you to spend money there!!!!

briemcgee,duh said...

Oh, and the Turks hate everyone else, too!

MO said...

I never thought I'd have a racist sister. Not cool. Not cool.

briemcgee,duh said...

I hate everyone equally. Except the Turks. They get double.