Oh the shame...

...my ironing has gone Tim

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17/09/2002 at 16:36
Cat socks - my mum gave these to me many Christmasses ago, they are for humans but with cats printed on them. Rather tastefully I might add. But one of them ran away. Probably with my nice black lacy bra that went at around the same time. Either that, or some pervy boy who also lives in my house (student accommodation thingy) has been taking them. Urgh!
cougie    pirate
17/09/2002 at 16:38
Neil - are they the black thick ones ? I think they have different ones. In my experience I had a blister or two with them on my longer runs. OK for short ones, but give them a go - maybe it was a shoe/sock/foot interraction that went wrong.

They are great for after running though :-)

(Then again I do have a thing for snuggly socks after long cold wet bike rides and runs)
cougie    pirate
17/09/2002 at 16:41
If I print out the Ironing techniques and give them to my wife, do you think she'll hit me ? Or take it as a genuine helpful hint ?
17/09/2002 at 16:52
Tim, glad to see that your technique is in line with best practice after all. However, it does look as though you need to brush up on your terminology.

Dresses are difficult. My eldest started school last week and one of her dresses is pleated - let's not even go there! She also has a couple of school skirts that are Teflon coated. Getting the temperature right for those is where ironing ceases to be a science and enters the realms of art.

Cougie, regarding your wife: all ironing related issues need to be handled with sensitivity. I suggest you engage her in a general chat about the topic and, if the moment seems right, raise a few more technical views. But be careful, you cannot push these things.
17/09/2002 at 17:03
Isn't Teflon the stuff they put on cooking equipment in order to make it 'non-stick'? If so, then what on earth is it doing on a skirt? Waterproofing?
17/09/2002 at 17:18
Hildegard, yes, it is that Teflon. This skirt is indestructable, so should last about three months.
cougie    pirate
17/09/2002 at 17:29
I've got Kevlar in my new socks. Dunno why - I have no problems with snipers as yet.
Or maybe I do, and owe my life to my faithful bullet proof socks ?
17/09/2002 at 17:39
I can't believe you iron your socks!
18/09/2002 at 12:53
Hooray for women in vans picking up ironing! Hooray Hooray. Third on the list of things/people to worship after red wine and chocolate...
18/09/2002 at 13:27
Looking through the classified ads in your local paper / postcards in post office windows / word of mouth eg asking other mums/dads at the school... Or you could try putting a postcard in the shop window?

What will you do without your ironing Tim? It sounds vaguely like you are on the first step to recovery...it is possible to live without ironing (she says having been up at 6am ironing long sleeved school shirt for small boy who marched into my bedroom at 5.30am clutching said shirt and saying "I think I'll wear this today mummy". My response was slightly less cheerful, but I still got up because I was feeling guilty about you ironing at ridiculous hours in the morning!)

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