Having the laundromat do my laundry is a great, affordable perk of living in New York. For only a couple bucks more than the cost of doing it myself, I get my laundry nicely folded and socks matched. It’s a beautiful thing to me.

However, sending laundry out always carries a risk. A risk that can result in the loss or destruction of clothing. Here is the story of one laundry drop-off casualty.