“I took my Chanel pleated pants to be cleaned at a laun­dry mat, but when I went to fetch my pants, all the pleats were gone.”

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - WORD MATTERS -

So said a woman sur­named Cheng who re­cently sued a laun­dry mat in Bei­jing’s Haid­ian district, de­mand­ing a com­pen­sa­tion of 18,800 yuan ($2,958). Cheng said that she bought the pants last year for 18,800 yuan. And af­ter her pants were dam­aged, she signed an agree­ment with the laun­dry mat agree­ing to send her pants to a lo­cal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion as­so­ci­a­tion to iden­tify the causes. The as­so­ci­a­tion later replied that there is no way to iden­tify the cause. How­ever, they sug­gested wash­ing a new pair of pleated pants by the same method and test­ing the out­come. While Cheng agreed, the store re­fused, which led to the law­suit. (Source: Bei­jing Morn­ing Post)

Il­lus­tra­tion: Peter C. Espina/GT

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