Man’s outrage after dry cleaner replaced his last name with the word ‘A**hole’ on receipt

Picking up your clothes at a dry cleaner is  rarely a noteworthy experience, but for one man, the typically mundane encounter  turned out to be nothing if not memorable.

Alex, the infuriated customer whose tale was  posted on the website the Consumerist this week, went to collect his clean clothes and was  stunned to discover that the dry cleaner called him an a**hole in the  receipt.

‘Were they commenting on his behavior as a  customer, or was it some kind of terrible phonetic mistake,’ writes  Consumerist.

Offensive: A customer named Alex said he went to pick up his dry cleaning when he noticed that an employee at the store printed the word 'a**hole' on the ticket instead of his name

Offensive: A customer named Alex said he went to pick up  his dry cleaning when he noticed that an employee at the store printed the word  ‘a**hole’ on the ticket instead of his name

After Alex complained, the owner of the  business paid him back the money for the wash, but failed to identify the  employee responsible for the tasteless prank.

According to the man’s co-worker, Alex  dropped off his clothes a few days earlier and was given a ticket, but did not  give it a second glance.

It was not until the day of the pickup that  he took a closer look at the scrap of paper and discovered that an employee at  the dry cleaner printed, ‘A**hole, Alex,’ as if the profane epitaph was his last  name.

Alex’s  co-worker pointed out that the spelling of his name does not come close to the  expletive.

He also mentioned that Alex has never had any  problems with the dry cleaner, except for a minor misunderstanding over a suit  alteration which was resolved without incident.

When the annoyed patron returned to the dry  cleaner to complain about the insult, the owner claimed that it was an honest  phonetic error, and that she did not realize the word was offensive.

Alex told the woman that he feld disrespect,  and eventually reiceved an apology, along with $18 he was supposed to pay for  the service.

As Huffington  Post has reported, it is not the first time that  workers in the service industry have let their customers know what they really  think of them.

Recently, a woman who ordered food at a fast  food eatery was surprised to read that she’d received a $0.02 ‘Best Butt’ discount.

And in January, a customer at a Papa Johns  pizza joint in New York City got back a receipt that said ‘lady chinky eyes’ in  the customer name field.

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