Thursday, 7 February 2013

Ironing



Having only the one maid means that I have to do a great deal of things for myself. One of the things I do is the ironing and have done ever since Jessop, my ironing lady died five years ago. I don't mind doing the ironing once I get started on it, I just feel it's such a miserable way to spend the morning.

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  1. I know what you mean. I almost had to bathe myself once when my shower butler passed himself on.

    I bought a commercial steamer years ago and haven't iron a thing since.

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    1. It must have been awful for you and how inconsiderate of your valet to pass on like that, leaving you in the lurch. When Jessop died suddenly aged 81, I went to say farewell to her at the funeral home, she never wore an ounce of make-up when she was alive and when I saw her laid out in the coffin, she looked like a french clown, I told those in charge of the funeral home, that my roaring laughter was due to a nervous reaction.

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  2. The last time I used an iron was to heat transfer the registration numbers onto a sail, about 12 years ago

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    1. Wow 12 years without ironing, do you wear a lot of polyester?

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  3. I don't have any option... seams need pressing, interfacings ironed into place... hems to be pressed... Fuck i hate it... But purchasing a quality iron with a built in water well is a boon... No more trips to the well to refill when the steam runs out... life is good!

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    1. You have the creme de la creme of the iron world, I have evaporated milk!

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  4. I just wear all my clothes wrinkled and mutter, loudly. People seem anxious to leave me alone.

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  5. Hello Mitzi:
    It saddens us just a little that a glamorous lifestyle, in which Morrison's daintily cut and garnished sandwiches are often the norm, is reduced on occasion to ironing. Could you perhaps advertise for a new Jessop?

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    1. I have made enquiries they charge for pick-up and delivery and then it's per item, £3.50 for a duvet cover, 60p for a pillow case, they can go and jump! I'd be forever totting up. I paid Jessop £10 per hour and she ironed beautifully, even though she used to drip fag ash all over the house.

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  6. Last time I picked up an iron was to throw it at the telly when Michael Gove came on. x

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    1. A quick google to see what Michael Gove looks like, I quite understand your action. He's got one of those faces a bit like that smug Edward Windsor that One would never tire of slapping.

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  7. I don't iron in winter...
    Sorry, I am distracted by your fine new header!
    Sx

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    1. Not even a quick cursory once over? But you've got such beautiful hand writing, I am surprised at you. The dog is gorgeous, I call him Lawrence.

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