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My brain has been fighting writer's block since I woke up today, and I can't let it to win like that so I'm going to share my surprising experience yesterday, instead of living my space blank today.
It was last Sunday when I heard a knock on my door, I went to check and it was the daughter of one of my customers, her dad gave her a pair of clothe to drop with me for laundry and she said I should SOAK IT. I collected the bag and kept it a corner because I wasn't ready to wash and besides it's just one pair(up & down). I didn't bothered to check the bag to know the nature of the clothe or to check the nature of the stain because she said I should soak it, I needed to have my rest that Sunday.
Monday and Tuesday passed I till didn't washed clothes because I was not having anything to wash aside the pair of clothe the girl dropped. So it was yesterday (Wednesday) when I decided to skip the procastination and wash incase electricity come it'll be advantageous for for me to iron in order to avoid running helterskelter looking for means to iron because I don't have a generator yet.
I felt disappointed.
After bringing out the buckets, arranging water, I picked the bag and when I brought out the clothe, guess what I saw 😭. The white clothe has been soaked with thick black mucors. It was so thick and dark that the white clothes turned to all black.
I didn't know that the day that the girl brought the clothe, it was used for a party with food stains and rain beat. So he sent his daughter that day so I could wash it off that day to avoid the stains having their permanent settlement. But I didn't know.
I wanted to snap but it's not professional even though it's good for adverts. But the clothe was looking like this;
Seeing the permanent stain gave me goosebumps, I couldn't just believe my eyes, all I was thinking was that I've spoilt a customer's clothe and it's not a good thing for business and customer relationship.
Isn't there detergents that remove stain?
With the way the stains were on the clothe, they've settled as permanent because I have a clothe such thing happened and till today the stains are still there.
Well, I thought of using detergent but the truth is that, it won't clear the stains to 30%(so I believed) and also, the clothe has spots they used black material to design, if I use harsh detergent to soak it, it will end up bleaching the black part of the clothe.
But I still Went for the harsh detergent.
I went out to buy my favourite harsh detergent I use as stain removal. I poured it on bucket and added large quantity of water to make it unharmed to the black spot. I placed the clothe inside and I left it for 2hours. Coming back to check it, it was still the way I placed it. At that moment I just gave up on the clothe and planned to call the customer to tell him what happened to his clothes.
It was during the moment I was scrubbing the clothes my younger brother retuned from exams, he met me scrubbing the clothes and his eyes Glanced on the deep stains, he said there's nothing I could do to rescue it because it happened to his clothes and the stains never disappeared😭😭.
I was crazy at myself for not washing the clothe on the day it was brought or not checking it.
Another idea came
Towards evening, a thought came to mind, it said I should soak the clothe in a more harsh quantity of the detergent. I blocked the thought because something like that could damage the clothe finally but I decided to give it a try.
I brought two sachet of hypo(detergent), poured it inside the bucket containing a very little quantity of what. When I put my hand inside the bucket to stir, I felt the harshness of the water in my fingers. I placed the clothe inside and left it for the night.
Miracle happened in the night!
Mehn! I was surprised when I brought out the clothes from the water this morning to see that all the stubborn stains have disappeared like they never existed. It was like a dream. Surprisingly, the black parts I was thinking would get bleached were still intact.
I didn't faced any stress of scrubbing because it has washed itself during the night. I just used soap to soak it in order to remove the smell of the harsh detergent, rinsed and sun them.
I was so happy this morning because I was saved from the embarrassment.
Thanks for reading.
18th August 2022
Next time you will always check your customers clothes 🤣 you should have known there was a reason why the girl said you should soak it, your mind should have suspected there's something wrong with the clothes but procrastination didn't let you do that 😆