Poll: Ironing ~ chore or relaxing?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by K'Ehleyr, Jun 13, 2011.

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Ironing ~ chore or relaxing

  1. Chore ~ I am a man

    16 vote(s)
    31.4%
  2. Chore ~ I am a female

    9 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. Relaxing ~ M

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  4. Relaxing ~ F

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  5. I only buy things that do not need ironing, or do not care :)

    19 vote(s)
    37.3%
  1. TerokNor

    TerokNor Captain Captain

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    One has to do ironing when sewing? Ugh! I was thinking a few days ago I´d like to learn sewing and make a dress like in that movie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8f8tcI0_Pk&feature=related

    But maybe ironing is more fun when doing it sort of as a hobby and not as a housework task, should I ever give the dress a try. You think one can sew something like that without much further sewing experience?

    TerokNor
     
  2. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Admiral

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    Does the little wooden thing actually do the folding? If not, I am not interested.

    I don't have a problem with the act of folding clothes. I do it just fine. I just don't ever want to!
     
  3. mari

    mari Captain Captain

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    Ooh, I don't know. I've only ever sewed purse linings, curtains, small uncomplicated things. I suppose it can't be too hard to follow a pattern if you read the instructions. Me, I don't read instructions very well. :lol:

    The thing that Sheldon has on Big Bang Theory pretty much does the folding! I assume it is commercially available; thinking about getting one for the girls at my store so our t-shirt table will be less horrible.
     
  4. nevermore

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    Wait, what? Is that...is that something people do? Why?? :wtf:
     
  5. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Admiral

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    WHat? Iron satin or iron bedding? Or have satin bedding?
     
  6. Chimpy Chompy

    Chimpy Chompy Commander Red Shirt

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    Male, I iron in front of Top Gear as part of my relaxation routine.
     
  7. Kestra

    Kestra Admiral Premium Member

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    I have one; I'm horrible at folding on my own and this makes it more fun. Plus packing is easier.
     
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I don't iron.
     
  9. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I was thinking the same thing. I didn't know people actually ironed bedding. Seems like a waste of time.

    I very rarely iron. I have only done it with nice slacks before a job interview. Otherwise, my clothes don't really require an iron. I wear jeans and t-shirts, with a sweater on top for half the year, no need to iron that stuff. No need to iron anything really unless I plan on going to an interview, wedding, or funeral.

    So I can't say whether I like it or not. Happens too infrequently.
     
  10. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    What about this guy? Do you think he irons?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'm sure that Jeremy irons.
     
  12. Avalon

    Avalon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Nah, his suit's already fully ironed.
     
  13. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    If Jeremy Irons didn’t iron, would it be ironic?
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And Iron...Iron so far away
     
  15. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    [​IMG]
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ^

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUjIA3Rt7gk[/yt]
     
  17. Jadzia

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    Don't they have creases when you take them out of the airing cupboard? It's not essential to iron them, but that depends on whether or not you want fold lines across your bed. I don't personally like them, and satin fabric is less prone to them. :)
     
  18. Goliath

    Goliath Vice Admiral Admiral

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    This, for me.

    I don't hate ironing, but I don't do it often, for a number of reasons:

    --I'm careless and untidy;

    --it's time-consuming;

    --I'm not very good at it;

    --I have the money to take things to the dry cleaner;

    --I'm an academic, so I can get away with looking a bit rumpled;

    --which is good, because I'm careless and untidy.

    But I do iron, and even bought a new iron not too long ago.

    As for Iron Man--how do you think he gets the dents out of that suit, after a battle?
     
  19. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Chore, but pop some music on and you can quickly get into a zen zone. But the dry cleaner is your real friend...
     
  20. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    I'm a pretty good homemaker, but ironing is the only chore I am apparently biologically unable to do. Stuff that necessarily require ironing go to the drycleaner.