Sunday, September 03, 2006

Futility Room

There are normally 12 of us at work, each with our own little autonomous departments. For the past couple of weeks, because of various holidays and sickness, there have been 2 of us, and I was the only qualified one. There hasn't been much time to sit up and smell the coffee. In fact, there's been barely enough time to even make a coffee.

But I'd rather do that every day of the week, every week of the year, than have to face the ironing.


Blogger Joyce said...

Oh dear. Here is something that I'm actually good at, can do while drunk, asleep, or dead. I really would do it for you if I could. AND is this your laundry room? I covet! It's gorgeous!

12:43 am  
Blogger Brian the Mennonite said...

Joyce is not lying...she really is good at it. Compelled by it...obsessed with it...turned on by it...I think it's the spin cycle.

12:58 am  
Blogger andrea said...

I feel so holy because I also detest ironing -- and actually *did it* on Friday!! I've been rewarding myself ever since -- dim sum for lunch, hours of tinkering on the pc, watching movies into the night, etc.

3:47 am  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

Well then,
you should stop taking in all of the neighbours laundry..isn't that ironic?
My word..isn't that a monkey hiding in the pile?
Can't you train Bi-Curious George to do the ironing.

6:24 am  
Blogger Keshi said...

I never iron.


7:29 am  
Blogger ziggi said...

While your evicting that monkey,the tie and the towels don't need ironing either - in fact that looks more like my after pile - I mean things are folded!

God it's monday aaarggghhhh

7:58 am  
Blogger Stegbeetle said...

Yes, that pile looks familiar. Iron it as you need it and only if it really needs it.

9:49 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cherrybabe, I love my ironing! Especially when it comes back all tucked away neatly on hangers from the ironing lady!
I have two work shirts that I never iron! I can't wait to get more...
Priorities, babe! You've got them right!
It's me, CREAM....Blogger is messing about!

10:32 am  
Blogger Carlz said...

There are ways to get around ironing - as a varsity student I should know this :)
when the clothes come out of the washing machine you must smooth them over with your hands and leave them to dry in that position. You could also leave items in a steamy bathroom when you shower. I agree - ironing sucks

11:21 am  
Blogger delcatto said...

I only iron shirts for work...otherwise life is too short for ironing.That's my excuse.

12:20 pm  
Anonymous Pete said...

"My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being, hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint." Erma Bombeck

blogger playing up. it won't let me post as I'm on beta blogger but I changed weeks ago.


1:47 pm  
Anonymous lee said...

Ironing? What's that? I'm okay with crinkly.

Enjoying your blogness!

1:52 pm  
Blogger tom909 said...

Nice music Cherry Baby. What was the post about again?

1:55 pm  
Blogger Within Without said...

What is ironing?

And who is Neil Diamond?

Although, I must admit I was rockin'...

8:24 pm  
Blogger tom909 said...

Cherry, can ordinary people have music playing on their blog.

8:34 pm  
Anonymous Beki said...

OMG! Is that really your ironing pile? If so I think medicinal alcohol better be on hand!

9:52 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

Just don't iron. I haven't ironed anything for years (unless it was to do with dressmaking). If you keep on top of it - I mean wash stuff, dry it carefully and put it away - you can get away with it. I HATE ironing. Save your time.

And only crazy people iron duvet covers and tea-towels and pants (my sister).

10:13 pm  
Blogger Seany said...

I too detest ironing but it is a necessary evil that I get out of the way as quickly as possible - on a good day I can do five shirts and press a pair of trousers in about 15-20 minutes.

Correction: on a good day I'm not working and wearing jeans & tee shirts that don't need ironing :)

10:45 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Joyce - it's a lovely laundry room when there's no laundry in it. Loads of cupboards, room for coats, muddy rugby boots and sports bags, even a cupboard just for the hoover, the floor tiles are the most gorgeous mosaic. It's the room I avoid most of all.

Brian- I hope you realise what a lucky lucky man you are

5:53 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Andrea - you virtuous thing. That feeling of having done it is wonderful. I feel it can last a good 3-6 months. Reward yourself, you've earned it.

HE - it does look like a monkey until you click on the pic to enlarge it. I think it becomes a pair of my pyjama bottoms then.

Keshi - solidarity, sister x

5:56 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Ziggi - I try and fold everything very neatly when I bring it in off the line. Anything which doesn't need ironing is supposed to go upstairs straight away. That's Jack's job to carry it up ( because I can't reach the towel shelves in the wardrobe). He's not very good at it. I fold everything up every few weeks with the vague notion that I'll sort it into piles but it soon gets turned over again when Jack goes searching for yet another tee-shirt.

5:59 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Steg - I am thinking of having that very motto placed above the doorway. Right next to the sign that reads ' You don't have to be mad to enter here, but it helps'.

Cream - you lucky thing. Angel Features used to do my ironing but I had to let her go when I moved. I am seriously considering selling a kidney to get her back.

Carlz - you domesticated goddess. I find it easier just to close the door and wear lycra.

6:02 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Del - I only iron shirts if I have a particularly good-looking client coming in, or I'm being taken out for lunch - otherwise it's easy-to-wear stretchable items. At least the suits get pressed at the dry-cleaners.

Pete, Lee, thankyou for the emapthy.

6:04 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

WW - is that Canadian irony?

Beki - you say that like it is a bad thing.

Tom - I'm as ordinary as they come, so of course anyone can have music on their blogs. See the comment I left for Mark on the previous post, or scroll down my sidebar and then click on the link to Look forward to hearing the soundtrack to your life ( I think).

6:58 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Alice - I try to do just the sameas you ( without the dress-making) but I rarely get past the folding and stockpiling.

I have been known to iron Jack's boxer shorts, though. Well, they are always on show and I'd hate people to think he was scruffy!

Bedding only ever gets ironed if I am on a promise. So that hasn't happened for donkeys years.

Seany - you are a positive domestic wonder, with your home-baking and now ironing. Are there any end to your talents?

7:02 pm  
Blogger kj said...

i'm with you on this, cp. i hate ironing, i hate laundry, i hate folding. i only like clean wonderful clothes that magically appear.


2:43 am  

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