Perverted uses for a hairdryer

True confessions

13 messages
07/11/2002 at 22:50
yes, it's past the watershed, we can talk about these things - it's time to confess.

I blow dry my trainers. yes, it's true. it's disgusting, I know. what's got into me? I mean, I don't even blow dry my hair.

the instructions say don't put them on a radiator, don't put them in the airing cupboard. they tell us to "air dry" them. what does that mean? what are we supposed to do? they are forcing us into acts of the most shameful depravity. I mean, have you ever blow-dried your shoes? the smell defies description.

there's got to be a better way. help me, people. what do you do?
07/11/2002 at 22:58
well Im a wuss, and I try not to go out in the rain
Sorry:)
07/11/2002 at 23:29

I know this is even more shameful than being a wuss and not going out in the rain but I sometimes have - in the past - put them in the tumble drier on low. I know now that that was unforgivable! Now that I read runners world. If there are no better suggestions I may try blow drying with a hair dryer.....
08/11/2002 at 00:06
Wusses, leave em to stink!
08/11/2002 at 08:14
Stuff em with newspaper and change it every hour or so,they wont shrink and they will dry quite quickly.
08/11/2002 at 08:18
yes yes the newspaper thing really does work.
You'd be amazed how fast they dry.
08/11/2002 at 08:21
Do make sure you have read the paper first because it takes a lot of ironing afterwards.
08/11/2002 at 09:07
Microwave on defrost, checking at regular intervals?
08/11/2002 at 09:20
how come the first puddle of winter always seems to unleash the stench that has been trapped in them all summer long? why is men's navel fluff always blue?

will try newspaper. this is getting serious.

PM - remind me not to accept an invitation to eat at your place!
WildWill    pirate
08/11/2002 at 09:24
Achilles

I have ducted air heating - its a god send
08/11/2002 at 09:26
Must try the newspaper idea, after Saturday's x/country our airing cupboard door needed nailing shut with 2 pairs of wet spikes plus 2 pairs of wet trainers festering away in there. It stil stinks slightly even now....phew!!!
08/11/2002 at 09:31
I thought all runners have a pair of trainers
for each day of the week! Thus having no need to restort to such deviant behaviour as speeding the natural process of drying:-)
08/11/2002 at 11:30
Even though I have waist-long hair, I don't even own a hair dryer! The newspaper trick definitely works, when I can get some. Otherwise, like yesterday, when I waded through the flooding Thames *twice*, I just left my sodden trainers outside my door, and turned on the radiator outside my room and left my socks on them. I must have offended my other housemates (not to mention God, as I live in a convent), but it was worth it. But later on, I felt really guilty, and brought the socks back in. The trainers, however, remain banished from my room.

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