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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

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

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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