By alyssaamarante - United States - East Northport
Today, I decided to go thrifting to save some money. Ironically, I ended up having to pay for an emergency trip to the hospital because somebody was too lazy to wash the cat hair off their clothes. I'm severely allergic to cats. FML
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By  lolhailsatan  |  23

As a former secondhand shop worker, I will say that no, the store does not wash the clothes before they are sent out, big industrial size washers are mad expensive to buy and operate. However, if something has cat hair on it, we would lint roll the garment, or if it was completely covered, we would toss it. But anyway, i think it's common sense to wash the clothes before putting them on your body, so I'm saying YDI

  Zebediabolical  |  39

Depends on the thrift store. There's one locally that sends all clothing donations back to a hub where they're cleaned, sorted and sent to stores for resale. Sometimes what you give them locally ends on on the rack here but it's pretty rare since it's a huge international chain store.

  TheMathMajor  |  26

They might have tried it on in the store. Or just picked it up and had a reaction. It says severely allergic. I used to know someone who would have an allergic reaction to peanuts even if he just smelled it. That shit's serious.