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The Almost Iron

weather: cloudy
outside: 11°C
mood: tired
No cool new iron for me. *pout* I need to go return the iron I bought late last week. Incidentally, our geriatric vacuum cleaner currently shows no signs of giving in, so we haven't had to get a new one either. =)

The iron that I got was a T-Fal Ultraglide Diffusion 1769. Hardened ceramic soleplate. Can't scratch it. I'm SO sold. =)

Well, no, I really wanted the Maytag Cordless MLI7500A, but there was no way I was paying $180 + taxes.

But I have to return the T-Fal because the Mother-In-Law actually has another iron. When userinfoHusband Guy's grandparents moved in with them about 15 years ago, they had duplicates of a lot of things. So, this is her iron that got put away because they used Grandma's iron for the last 15 years.

Which is probably just as well because I can't find any reviews for the T-Fal online. But it's mine the next time we need a new iron. =)

... and I need to iron my shirts. "Don't wear them" is not the right answer to "they're wrinkly".


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Oct. 19th, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
Gus's answer to "they're wrinkley" is "just hang them up for a few days and the wrinkles will fall out."

If only I could help him see just how wrong he is, and how badly his shirts need to be ironed. But I'm too lazy to iron, so instead, I let him go to work wrinkley everyday ;)
Oct. 19th, 2004 11:22 am (UTC)
"just hang them up for a few days and the wrinkles will fall out."

Haha, well, that's better than "buy new shirts". =)

I used to work at a Real Estate company and I could always tell when one of the guys didn't iron their shirts because they'd wear sweaters over them =D =D
Oct. 19th, 2004 04:05 pm (UTC)
"buy new shirts"

The problem with new shirts is that they always have these unsightly folds.

...and the occasional pin that you only find while you're wearing it.
Oct. 19th, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC)
Even better, let them dry on a good hanger, and there's hardly a wrinkle in sight. Those that are there will disappear after wearing it for more than 10 minutes.

Of course the real clue there is to get 100% linen shirts, not cotton-polyester blend or anything.

I usually only iron my shirts for work intakes.
Oct. 20th, 2004 06:09 am (UTC)
read in a magazine
ironing tips for lazy girls: hang it in the bathroom when you are having a steam bath

haven't tried it yet, as soon as i get unlazy enough to choose my clothes before taking a bath

Oct. 19th, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC)
I must be one of the only people in the world who irons things maybe once a year.

I purposely do not buy things that need ironing. Too much of a bother to iron.
Oct. 19th, 2004 06:49 pm (UTC)
It would very much depend on the profession. If you're in business, marketing and sales, you WILL iron things. No two ways about it.

Fortunately, for the most part, I try not to buy things that need ironing either. But there are those reeeeeeeeaaaaaaally cute shirts every once in a while ... =)
Oct. 20th, 2004 05:05 am (UTC)
I am supposed to dress "professionally" but the way I look at it, there is always the chance that I will get blood or some other body fluid on my clothes. Why wear something nice that takes a lot of effort to iron, only to have it ruined by an accident. We also wear long, supposedly fluid resistant, lab coats (or we are supposed to anyway) so that covers most of what we are wearing.

We can wear scrubs, but we have to buy our own. I figure why spend the extra money when I can wear my regular clothes. Either way the cost of the item comes out of MY pocket.

I do agree, there are some really cute shirts out there. I probably would buy more of them if I would stop thinking of the ironing when I am in the store!
Oct. 20th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
Slobs Rule
This is where being a black jean/black t-shirt/black scuffed black boots kind of guy comes in handy. If my shirt is wrinkled, I throw on a flannel plaid button down and hit the road. After 8 years of dressing like a hay-seed, people wonder if I'm going on interviews if I wear anything else. The Wife does the ironing (because Ive run my fingers down one too many times) and she only irons her own clothes. Once in a while, she will iron a set of clothes for me if she needs an escort to a corporate function. "Just stand here and don't say anything except what I tell you to." ... "Yes dear, I love you."
Oct. 20th, 2004 10:00 am (UTC)
Re: Slobs Rule
Hahaha!! =D =D

It's definitely an advantage to be in a field that doesn't require tying a little noose around your neck every day or wearing this god-awful stretchy crap that was, essentially, created by bank robbers so they'd have something to put over their heads during a heist. =)

What's weird is, I can iron my own shirts... women's shirts with fussy princess seams that make it all bumpy and curvy, but I CANNOT iron MEN's shirts which are nearly a big piece of fabric just lopped off the bolt. I'll put more wrinkles in it than I take out(!!) If my husband has to wear wrinkle-free stuff, it has to go to the dry cleaners. =P
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