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Monday, October 11, 2010

Do Pets, Terrified By Fleet Week, Enrich Carpet Cleaners?

Posted By on Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 4:30 PM

click to enlarge Yep, blame that one on the Blue Angels
  • Yep, blame that one on the Blue Angels
Yep, blame that one on the Blue Angels
The spectacle of a jet screeching over one's domicile can be terrifying. And human beings, ostensibly, can rationalize, "oh, it's a jet." Your dogs and cats cannot. Therefore, they go on the carpet.

So, does Fleet Week lead to a bonanza for San Francisco carpet cleaners? We asked a few.

Both Marvin Henry of Bay Area Carpet Cleaning and Jack Borges of Jack's Carpet Cleaner laughed -- but said they don't circle Fleet Week and look forward to it like kids anticipating Christmas. "We have a great week every week," said Henry. Said Borges regarding Fleet Week-related carpet disasters, "Yeah, it makes sense. But I don't hear nothing about that."

Al Ajk -- that's how he spelled it -- of All

4 U Carpet Cleaning, however, said Fleet Week is money in his pocket. "Yeah, it's happened a lot," he says. "I get a lot of business because animals pee or poop on the rug."

So, there you go. Blue Angels = Golden Showers = Green for Al.

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" is a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly, which he has written for since 2007. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers... more


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