Our Intern in Mt. Pleasant, Tina, Visits a Psychic


A few weeks back we pondered the psychics along Mt. Pleasant Street. So then I thought why don’t we send our intern in Mt. P to one. And there you have it. Below Tina recounts her experience. Although I don’t know why it cost five times the price in the window…

I’ve never been quite convinced that “psychic powers” actually exist, but this weekend curiosity finally got the better of me and I stopped in for a psychic reading with Laura at 3107 Mount Pleasant Street.

I was hoping for a crystal ball and a woman in a turban, but what I got was a pleasant old woman and a pretty barren room in the building that used to house Yoly’s Clothing and Variety store. Laura told me she has had this gift for many years and has been reading palms in DC for 20 years. She used to be in Adams Morgan, but moved up the road a little to test the waters in a new neighborhood. So far business has been slow, but she’s got plenty of regulars, as well as another shop located at 15th and L. That one is run by her daughter who also has this “gift” which apparently is hereditary and sometimes skips a generation. Laura’s other daughter

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  • For some reason, I think if she did really have the gift, she would be certain enough she was going to stick around that she would take down Yoly’s sign. Alas.

  • I should have mentioned that! $5 gets you a “character reading.” You’ve got to pony up for the good stuff. For $50 you can get two palms read, some tarot cards AND you get to ask some questions. Though, Laura let me ask a couple for my paltry $25…

  • Once again, you have outdone yourself Tina. May I suggest having about 6 beers before giving it another go? I did this once and the ‘psychic’ was dead on about my lovers!

    Were there any children there in diapers?

  • Fab second post, Tina. I’m amazed she restrained herself from throwing out the time-honored “You seem to be unable to let go of someone from your past”.

    False advertising on the cost there. Gotta keep up with rising rents, I guess!

  • Notice the last three numbers of the phone number in the sign in the window. Coincidence? 🙂

  • AMAZING! I can’t wait to go!

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