Mr. Coatcheck

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Mr. Coatcheck is the biggest freelance coat-checking business in America. Larry Smirthwaite is the owner.

Policies and Procedures

Through the natural movement of the checking process, a coat is often subject to what the industry calls "twindling" or "reverse-twindling" -- a piece getting turned upside down, often resulting in pockets being turned out and contents falling to the floor. When these items hit the floor, they enter a finders-keepers "no-man's land" and are rarely returned to the owner. This is in line with the rule of the coat check world that states: "On the floors [ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-ch] it's yours", the middle section representing the 6.25 seconds that the owner has to claim their belongings before they are forfeited to the coat checker.

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