Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Random Fact about Me #5

I really sort of like ironing, in small doses and at reasonably spaced intervals. Every few weeks I set my ironing board up in my living room, put a movie in the dvd player, and iron any recently washed items that might need pressing. It's not hard labor and the results are satisfying and useful: nice, crisp clothes!

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Blogger JJ said...

You're welcome in my home anytime. I have an excellent DVD player, a large library of movies, and a souped up iron. Enticing, no?

7:58 AM  
Blogger Bored Dominatrix said...

Just out of curiosity, why is it that when you say you don't mind a job, other people ask you to do it for them, for free? I don't mind scrubbing the toilet "in small doses and at reasonably spaced intervals," as I said in my entry, which would seem to preclude going over to someone's house and taking care of the task for them.

I resent being asked to do for other people what they can reasonably do for themselves, unless they offer me something more than the pleasure of the work.

When I iron for anyone but myself, I expect remuneration. One of my first jobs was doing all the ironing for my mother, who hated it. She paid me 15 cents an item over 30 years ago, back when I hadn't even graduated from 8th grade. (This excluded men's shirts--those were 20 cents.) Figure in inflation and my current level of education, and I'd say I deserve five or six bucks an item, and seven or eight bucks for shirts.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

If you do it for JJ and I give you a dollar will you do it? Maybe I shouldn't ask.

4:14 PM  
Blogger SlayGirl said...

Yeah, it is nice to so something like that once in a while so you are accomplishing something but can your brain can just go on autopilot for a while. I find I do the majority of that stuff when I am in school if I have an essay or project that I am blocked on. It is generally easier to do when I get back to it.

6:05 PM  
Blogger JJ said...

You're hired.

Actually, I do my own ironing, but you're still welcome to watch the DVD's while I iron. This week is a John Carpenter marathon, so hurry on over.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Saviour Onassis said...

I hate ironing, but absolutely LOVE my new steamer. It leaves me clothes not crisp but casually wrinkle-free. It's also useful for making the neighbors think that you got something hot going on behind those steamed up windows.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Dale said...

You'll have to do a post on the steamer S.O. I was thinking of getting one. I hate ironing too but I'm all for zapping the clothes with steam.

3:49 AM  

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