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My husband is the ironer of the family.
I like me a nicely ironed pair of jeans though, is that weird?
I mentioned once at work about how well my husband irons jeans, and it
was met with great mirth. Everyone thought it was very weird that I
got my jeans ironed, apparently they ‘iron themselves’.
Someone even said to me ‘oh what have you got an asthmatic puffer you
want to stick in your pocket too?’.
Actually, it was safely tucked away in my bag ;-)
Well done Claudia.
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I am not afraid to tell you that I am an ironer. I like to iron, or rather I like the results of having ironed.
I think it may be a genetic thing – once when my mother was visiting she watched and chatted to me as I ironed. I finished the t-shirts, the linen, the jeans and the shirts (yes I iron all those things) and when I started to pack away she looked at me aghast – “why aren’t you ironing the undies and the socks ?” she asked in a GENUINE tone of surprise. Before I had time to even begin to explain that no-one irons underwear she grabbed the iron from me and said “you have it out – you might as well use it.” Really my mother is that much of an ironing freak.
The world can be divided into ironers and non-ironers. There are some people who genuinely don’t like to iron, they don’t see the need for straight clothes (or they haven’t found the right iron and technique), there are others who think that ironing is unnecessary – creases are part of the look and if you fold your clothes just so after they come off the line and have had 13 minutes on a moderate heat in the tumble dryer they look “fine” (I speak in this much detail as people have tried to dissuade me from ironing for years – it has never worked).
Then there is my family and some other people who cannot sleep if their linen is not ironed and cannot get dressed in the morning if their clothes are not folded on the ironed seam.
I think that ironers and non-ironers even have some differences in their shopping techniques.*
The ironer will assess the garment on how easy it is to iron – will it fit on the ironing board? Will you need a needle nosed iron to get the collar right? The non-ironer will look at the garment and try to imagine what level of crease would be frowned on by their peers and friends.
The ironer looks at new linen and tries to imagine that the fitted sheet will be easy to iron. They look for plain, simple coloured linen to show off the affect of their ironing. The non-ironer looks for floral patterns and busy fabrics – hoping that the creases will be lost in the chaos of the design.