Hem job

Most things in Korea are cheaper than in the States (with the exception of cheese, butter, imported alcohol/wine, pizza, and fried chicken.  I’m sure there’s more, but that’s what comes to mind).  So after living here for nearly six months, it’s not that surprising/shocking when we pay for things now. 

However, we were in amazement when we took four pairs of pants/jeans to the dry cleaner/alterations place across the street from our apartment.  We needed them hemmed and we already did the work of measuring and pinning them in place.

The couple who work the store speak very very little English.  They are really friendly though, and after a bit of charades, we dropped off the jeans and were instructed to come back two days later.

We picked up the jeans and paid about $6.00 for all four pairs.  That’s it.  And one pair of Micah’s dress pants required hand stitching (in which she had to charge extra).  They all turned out great too…no weird stitching or off-color thread.  Definite bonus points for Korea.

For those who haven’t gotten jeans hemmed in the states, you can easily pay $10-15/each. 



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