For people who say their roughing it with this week’s heat, try working Choon Kim’s job.
The owner of Fircrest Cleaners not only has to deal with the heat from outside, but inside his business it’s even hotter. The dry cleaning operation’s pressers are steaming from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The usual reprieve from the heat is to open the windows or walk outside, but not this week.
“We always use fans and air conditioning, but it’s not enough,” Kim said around 11 a.m. today, when the mercury in his business’ thermometer reached 94 degrees.