Let me first say, I come from sturdy farm stock...and I'm proud PWT (poor white trash). Growing up, my family didn't have much in the way of "things", but what we did have, we took care of. So there's my disclaimer to the following story and subsequent question!
Now...I was on the phone this evening talking with a dear one who had called merely to check up on me and my post Novantrone infused self. She was worried because she hadn't "heard" from me and told me (and I quote), "I was afraid you might have passed out in your own puke or something" (yes, I have rather graphic speaking acquaintances).
Anywhozit...I had answered my phone and had my fancy-schmancy headset on because my hands were busy.
"What are you doing?", she asks casually and conversationally.
"I'm ironing my bedsheets", I reply back in the same casual tone. This statement was followed by near deafening laughter and guffawing.
"You're doing WHAT???", she now shrieks with laughter in the phone.
"I'm ironing my bedsheets", I repeat again, but this time with a bit of defensiveness. "I just washed my sheets and now I'm ironing them." I really DIDN'T understand her amusement or amazement by this statement.
"Nobody irons their sheets", she now says with absolute certainty. "My mother used to do that, but nobody does that anymore."
"Well, I do", I exclaim in my proudest PTW way. "I like the way they feel when I first crawl into bed...all fresh, unwrinkled, and tidy. It's like sleeping in a hotel".
She continues to laugh and poke fun at what are called my "OCD" (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) traits while I secretly plot the layout of my Internet survey to prove her wrong. So here it is:
QUESTION: Do YOU iron your bedsheets after washing them?
(Talk amongst yourselves if you must, but I'll be needing some hard core comments on this subject as "proof" one way or the other! LOL)