Houston resident, Arnold Jones, realized his lifelong dream when his cleaning business won a contract to clean cars for Hollywood stars.
One of Mr. Jones first clients was international movie star, Angelina Jolie.
“Of course, I aim to provide a full service. While she may have hired me to wash her car, as a top-line service professional I always take it upon myself to go that extra step. When I returned the key to her room, I made sure everything that neat and tidy. Even her underwear drawer. I noticed that a few pairs of panties were slightly out of place, so I decided to take them home and launder them, and bring them back the following day. It’s all part of a day’s work for a pro like me. Unfortunately, when I returned to the hotel the following day, shooting had already moved on to a new location and I was unable to return her unmentionables.”
Mr. Jones takes his job so seriously that he will go to extraordinary lengths to ensure the well-being of his clients.
“Last year we had that Carrie Underwood staying here while she was on her world tour. She wanted her car cleaned using only animal friendly products and she knew exactly who to call. While she was at her concert, as I returned the car keys to her room, I noticed the fabric of a thong sticking out of her suitcase. Of course, I didn’t want her to be upset by seeing such a thing after a stressful concert, so I took it upon myself to retrieve and clean the thong. The suitcase was locked, but that is no deterrent to a pro like me. I was able to get a hammer from housekeeping and smash open the locks and retrieve the wayward garment. As well as a lace teddy that looked as if it had a thread or two loose and needed fixing. I was going to return the items fresh the next morning, but her tour bus had already left town.”
While Mr. Jones strives to provide superior customer service, he says some of his clients don’t understand or appreciate the detail-oriented nature of his craft. He is currently waiting arraignment on seventeen charges of theft and indecent exposure at Houston Criminal Court.