Mother of all Linen sectionals

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By Goomer on Jun 22, 2017 at 10:54 PM
  1. Goomer
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Discussion in 'the CleAn Room' started by Goomer, Jun 22, 2017.

    1. Jim Pemberton
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      Ed York did a lot for our industry, but he also could create realities that existed only in his mind. He didn't like being challenged because some of his marketing ideas were made up the night before the class and were unproven, to say it mildly.

      He surrounded himself with technical experts like Jeff Bishop, Ron Toney, and my father. Working with him was sort of like taking a road trip in a car prone to breakdowns with a Tasmanian Devil that was on a crystal meth high in the middle of a tornado...

      ...only worse.
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      That is one ugly sofa.
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      So much in this thread...

      Comedy.... Truths.... Great War stories... And agree with @TomKing.... A lot :)
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    5. Goomer
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      The fact that the word "Linen" was used in a designated product name by a manufacturer when in reality it is a acrylic fabric is really irking me.

      Not only is the consumer misled, but any information about the product that they pass on to anyone else regarding it, like a cleaning professional, is completely incorrect.

      A previous cleaner who told this customer he could/would not be able to clean it, likely under the false impression that it was in fact linen.

      I was about to quote a linen rate which is now not applicable.

      The customer mentioned a competitor was also actively bidding on the job, so I wonder if he is pricing it as linen or not.

      Due to this deliberately misleading information by the manufacturer, this customer is under the false impression that her piece must be cleaned very carefully, utilizing a very expensive cleaning process tailored for delicate linen fabric.

      Due to this deliberately misleading information by the manufacturer, this customer is having trouble finding what she believes to be an adequate service provider.

      Due to this deliberately misleading information by the manufacturer, this customer may have fallen victim to a less than honest cleaner that knowingly sold her on a high linen rate even though he is aware of the truth.

      Bringing her up to speed on this issue is probably not a bad thing for me to do.

      I'm not going to give her a linen rate, but she is going to get my premium investigative rate.
    6. Jimmy L
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      There are times when you just keep your mouth shut and clean it without all of the expose'.
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      Holy cow Jim that's really funny!!!
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      That sofa, even if it was made from solution dyed certified organic Herculon, personally Tefloned by your choice of favorite Pemberton - would still be a pain to clean and prone to water rings and other misfortunes.

      Hope you're fully recovered from your manufacturer deliberately induced disappointment and that your investigative rates are high.

      Or you may still-

      [​IMG]
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      Lee Pemberton held MY hand as well. Via a big set of cassette tape that I listened to until worn out. Dubbed off a replacement set and wore them out.

      It was lonely out there without much good help. I'm grateful.
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      Thank you Lee. I'll tell him that today; it will me a lot to him.
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      Knowing the piece came from Restoration Hardware and is acrylic sold as linen, I'd be even more afraid of it. The "linen look" may be just be printed on the coarse, off-white acrylic fabric. Any dry solvent or normal agitation will remove the print. The "water marks" are actually the printed-on color moving around from homeowner spotting attempts.

      And. my trick with the grooming brush will also remove the print.
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      Well, I've just packed my bag, printed my flight itinerary, and super excited to be in Pembertons class in less then 48 hours from now.

      I love reading threads like this.
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      I wouldn't call Chavez to wipe my ass if I had 2 broken arms......:biggrin: I miss picking on Richard:icon_twisted:
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      Willy get serious, you don't wipe it anyway. :winky:
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      I would.
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      If you had 2 broken arms, you would have to dial Richard with your dick
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      I think I have an old rotary phone somewhere I can hone my skillz on.
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      Careful its likely to get stuck in one of the finger holes. :winky:
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