Ok I have to complain. Why is it that when I take a shirt to the dry cleaners, I pay around $7 while my husband pays around $2? I have done a little research and dry cleaners claim that women's shirts are more intricate and involve more human hand and time versus using a machine.
Ok, I understand that. But yesterday, I took button-up shirts that are just like my husband's. In fact, you can't tell me that they are not much different from a button-up shirt that a man, my size, owns (especially the men's slim-fit shirts.)
So, with just a few shirts, a couple sweaters, two dresses, and some women's pants, my bill was around $100. Is charging more for my female items discrimination? Or can they get away with this because they call my button-up shirt a "blouse" but my husband's button-up shirt a "shirt?"
I don't dry clean an item every time I wear it to save money (and they also claim it isn't good for your clothes to do it with every wear.) I just wish I had a better option because I really can't drop $100 for every trip to the cleaners but I don't like the way my nicer button-up shirts wear if I was and iron them - they seem to get faded.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you do something other than going to the cleaners?