So - I have to share something else quickly...
I had bought this new dress for the wedding. I got it last weekend. When I found my size, it fit perfectly but it was a wee bit short - like about and inch and a half above my knees - too short for a soon to be -- 38 year old :)
SO - I did all my running around and then didn't get time until Tuesday morning to drop my dress off at the dry cleaners to have the hem TAKEN DOWN. So, I left the little hispanic lady with two pieces of information -- "take the hem down as far as it can go" -- "I need dress back by Thursday-HAS to be Thursday". She said "OK".
I went out of town.
Mom went to pick my dress up for me on Thursday and they looked at her and said "what?" and then, as mom will, she demanded that it would be done and he said that they would make sure that it was back and they would stay open until they were able to get the dress back that night. They did it - called me at 7:30 and then I picked up my dress which still had the chalk marks on the bottom as they hadn't had time to steam it.
Today - I'm rushing trying to get ready for the wedding (I actually ended up coming up to Aunt June's room as we were trying to facetime the wedding - didn't work out). I go to put my dress on and I'm like "WHAT!" They had take the hem UP! So - instead of just being a little sleazy, I suddenly turned in super hooker! I mean, that hem was up to my thighs (actually higher, but I don't want to go there).
Therefore, I am now on the "learn to speak English" bandwagon! Hem DOWN -- Not UP!
It turned out ok that I didn't go to the wedding as I had to go with an alternate outfit that was not quite wedding appropriate - I'll tag over to the reception and get some free food in my "reception wear".
In the meantime - make sure to give your dry cleaner enough time to adjust a hem and also make sure to use very extreme hand signals to indicate UP or DOWN.....