My Greatest Fear #38: Staining My Dress Pants the Day After I Get Them Back from the Dry Cleaners

This guy knows what I'm talking about.

This guy knows what I’m talking about.

Confession: I don’t go to the dry cleaners all that often. I wash my other clothes on a regular basis, but for some reason it rarely occurs to me that my dress pants–which I wear several times a week–can get dirty. But they do. And then they smell of farts.

Despite knowing that, usually the only way I’m triggered to actually go to the dry cleaners is if I spill something on my dress pants. That’s one of the reasons that I have a no-pants rule at my condo–the second I get home from work, the pants come off, therefore reducing the risk of spilling something on them.

So on the rare occasion that I go to the dry cleaners (which is already the source of greatest fear #23), the very last thing I want is to stain my newly cleaned dress pants. I’m constantly on the lookout for anything that might rub off or spill on my pants. You never know when you’re going to stumble upon one of those Tough Mudder marathons that Facebook keeps telling me to do (apparently Facebook doesn’t know that I’m a sprinter who considers anything over 100 yards to be long distance).

How often do you go to the dry cleaners? Do you have a similar fear when you wear your freshly cleaned clothes?

Read more of my perfectly reasonable greatest fears here.