Invisible Charlie has the ability to ‘blend into the background’ if he needs to. He has control over some materials around him, but not every one.
Recently, he noticed a small hole in his trouser leg, and visited various tailors to see if they could help with the repair. He received only one reply by letter.
Charles T. Hemingway and Sons
Quality Tailors; Quality Cleaners
Dear Mr Invisible Charlie,
Thank you for your recent, rather unusual enquiry.
I am sorry to inform you that we have been unable to find an exact match to the material used in your trousers.
We have obtained something quite similar in colour, but unfortunately without the invisible blending ability of your garment.
We will, of course be able to repair the damage to the trousers invisibly, but when you use your abilities the patch will remain visible.
We sincerely apologise for being unable to fulfil your request at this time.
Please accept, as a token of goodwill, our offer of free dry-cleaning for any one garment when you bring three others for our Premium Dry-Cleaning Service (available Monday – Friday 8am until 12noon, ready in 48 hours.)
We appreciate your custom, and hope to be of better service for you again in the future.
C.T.Hemingway and Sons