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A person’s home is their lock – and as anyone who has ever owned one knows, even metaphorical locks need plenty of very real maintenance. Fortunately, there are armies of dedicated plumbers, housekeepers, and florists ready to provide the best of service all over America. The kind that gets into the ribs with a smile and a linguistic nudge.
Each of these hospitable pun-loving subgenres have their own distinctive movements. Florists are pretty much all show-offs (“Flower herb“? For real?). Those who specialize in sewage, dirt, and other facts of life tend to choose one of two pun-pathways – they either indulge in their chosen materials (see: Chimney sweep with ash wiping; The Butt Hut Comfort Stations) or increase it (A royal flush; Wide beauty). And several service companies got names straight from bad pornography (College hunks haul junk, everyone?)
Here’s what you should know about this new breed of house pest:
– A foray into the home service industry is surprisingly full of sex (Talk dirty to me; Hung-Rite garage door) and violence (Natural cleansers; Close quickly). It’s safer to do your own dirty work – say bye UN piece cleaner, a laundromat in New York, NY.
-Of the 4 Sherwood Florists, only 1 is actually in a town called Sherwood (in Wisconsin).
– Florists are real cinephiles – our list alludes to Forrest Gump, Laurel and Hardy, The Lone Ranger and It’s a Wonderful Life.
– For the same reason, the Windy City suppliers of portable toilets are Hibernophile – Chicago has both Pot O’Gold and much less subtle LepreCAN.
Flowery and hardy (Oklahoma City, OK)
Fancy plants (Savannah, GA)
The lonely arranger (Ingleside, TX)
The petal pusher (Decatur, AL)
Cleaning, Housekeeping & Laundromats
Chimney sweep with ash wiping (Vernon Hills IL & St. Louis, MO)
Mr. Smarty colors (Austin, TX)
Tree musketeers (San Antonio, Texas)
Sweet pea sewers & septic tank (Missoula, MT)
Call before (Broad Canal, NY)
LepreCAN (Chicago, Illinois)
The throne depot (Woburn, MA)
And here is the list of the other categories:
Bar / pubs
Other (including retail stores, vape shops, and many thread stores)
Doctors and Dentists
Hair / nail salons
And here is the full list.
|Flowery and hardy|
|Flowers for the people|
|Rhythm and blossoms|
|The enchanted florist|
|The lonely arranger|
|The perennial gardener|
|The petal pusher|
|A royal flush|
|A Royal Flush, Inc.|
|Gaz-Bah mini shop|
|Pot of Gold|
|The Butt Hut Comfort Stations|
|The throne depot|
|Chimney sweep with ash wiping|
|Aschewischer Chimney Sweep Inc.|
|College hunks haul junk|
|Hung-Rite garage door|
|Mr. Smarty Paints|
|Spokane House of Pants|
|Sweet pea sewers & septic tank|
|Talk to me dirty|
|UN piece cleaner|
|We wash it|