Friday, May 04, 2007

Anybody ELSE Do It?...

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)

24 comments:

Peej said...

ummmm.....no. The dryer does a great job of getting the wrinkles out. :)

I'll send you mine so I can see if there's a difference. I haven't slept in many hotels. LOL!

BRAINCHEESE said...

PEEJ:

Damn! I thought you of ALL people might just be a sheet "Ironess"...

Hey, and Ronnie tells me you've been under the big weather again? Are your hands/eyes working better these days? (I'm nosey)

LD

Adina said...

my grandmother used to iron the bed sheets ( or anything that didn't move , really, when i think about it..) but i never liked ironing....i always stroke deals with my husbands (yeah , i am one of those that married one too many times ) .They did their own and my ironing in return for other favors...

harkoo said...

Not only do I not iron my sheets, i never make my bed either--see no need to do that. My mother told me when i was young that i was so smart and cute that i would marry a man who would have alot of money and i would NEVER have to bother myself with housework as i would have maids--she wanted me to use my time studying to do great things. The birth of a slob

BRAINCHEESE said...

ADINA:


"Favors", eh? I really think you should be writing your OWN blog and stop wasting valuable story time reading my drivel! You've led quite the "life" it appears and God knows I'd be reading about it!!! (As I have none myself...a life that is)

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

HARKOO/JOYCE:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm still laughing (dear God, I hope you meant that last line to be funny?!?!) at your comment. Please let me clarify: I DO NOT make my bed most of the time either because it's a waste of time. There's no tour of homes coming through to look at my hut, just me and the cat and SHE'S not even allowed in the bedroom.

But I DO iron my sheets after I wash them...and it looks like I'm now down about 4 to 1 on this survey...LOL

LD

harkoo said...

Understand please that is what my mother said to me when i was young and impressionable. I was never going to spend alot of time doing cleaning and household maintenance tasks-in fact, a lasting memory of my wedded bliss days was my ex-husband having to pick out curtains and hang them because I couldn't do either job--He stated (yelled from the ladder) that he was the only man in America who had to spend his day off picking out and hanging up curtains. I am sure those failings among other things were listed on the divorce papers! lol

Adina said...

oh Harkoo, too funny…!!! You seem to have the same membership to the divorced club I have …Who knows what’s in my divorce papers ???? I found out though , that the male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness, can be trained to do most things….LOL ( I’m kiddin’ , of course ….)

Anonymous said...

I only iron my sheets if I'm wearing them to a formal occasion.

R.

BRAINCHEESE said...

HARKOO/JOYCE:

Men! Humphf...

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

ADINA:

I believe a CAT can be trained to "sit" easier than a man can be trained to put a toilet seat back down after spraying all over the walls anyway...LOL

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

ROJOO:

Many a Greek God has said the very same thing...LMAO

LD

Miss Chris said...

I don't iron my sheets but it's out of sheer laziness. Heck, I'm lucky to get them washed! But more power to ya!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, those men. Humph. Let's let them have it. R.

What do you call a handcuffed man?

Trustworthy.



What does it mean when a man is in your bed gasping for breath and calling your name?

You didn't hold the pillow down long enough.



Why do only 10% of men make it to heaven?

Because if they all went, it would be Hell.



Why do men like smart women?

Opposites attract.



How are husbands like lawn mowers?

They're hard to get started, they emit noxious odors, and half the time they don't work.



How can you tell when a man is well hung?

When you can just barely slip your finger between his neck and the noose.



How do men define a "50/50" relationship?

We cook-they eat; we clean-they dirty; we iron-they wrinkle.



How do men exercise on the beach?

By sucking in their stomachs every time they see a bikini.



How do you get a man to stop biting his nails?

Make him wear shoes.



How does a man show he's planning for the future?

He buys two cases of beer instead of one.



How is Colonel Sanders like the typical male?

All he's concerned with is legs, breasts, and thighs.



How many men does it take to screw in a light bulb?

ONE......He just holds it up there and waits for the world to revolve around him.



What did God say after creating man?

I can do so much better.



What do most men consider a gourmet restaurant?

Any place without a drive-up window.



What do you call a man with half a brain?

Gifted.



Why is it good that there are female astronauts?

When the crew gets lost in space, the woman will ask for directions.



What do you do with a bachelor who thinks he's God's gift to women?

Exchange him.



What should you give a man who has everything?

A woman to show him how to work it.



What's a man's idea of honesty in a relationship?

Telling you his real name.



What's the best way to force a man to do sit-ups?

Put the remote control between his toes.



What's the difference between Big Foot and an intelligent man?

Big Foot's been spotted several times.



What's the smartest thing a man can say?

"My wife says...."



Why are all dumb blonde jokes one-liners?

So men can understand them.



Why did God create man before woman?

Because you're always supposed to have a rough draft before creating your masterpiece.



Why do female black widow spiders kill the males after mating?

To stop the snoring before it starts.



Why do jocks play on artificial turf?

To keep them from grazing.



Why do men need instant replay on TV sports?

Because after 30 seconds they forget what happened.



Why does it take 100 million sperm to fertilize one egg?

Because not one will stop and ask for directions.



Why is psychoanalysis a lot quicker for men than for women?

When it's time to go back to his childhood, he's already there.


Asunto: Re: Men are like???

IT'S THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WOMAN, SO HERE WE GO.....
Men are like...
Men are like.....Laxatives.
They irritate the shit out of you.

Men are like......Bananas.
The older they get, the less firm they are.

Men are like.....Vacations.
They never seem to be long enough.

Men are like.....Bank Machines.
Once they withdraw they lose interest.

Men are like.....Weather.
Nothing can be done to change either one of them.

Men are like.....Blenders.
You need one, but you're not quite sure why.

Men are like.....Cement.
After getting laid, they take a long time to get hard.

Men are like.....Chocolate Bars.
Sweet, smooth, and they usually head right for your hips.

Men are like.....Coffee
The best ones are rich, warm, and can keep you up all night long.

Men are like.....Commercials.
You can't believe a word they say.

Men are like.....Department Stores.
Their clothes should always be half off.

Men are like.....Government bonds.
They take so long to mature.

Men are like.....Horoscopes.
They always tell you what to do and are usually wrong.

Men are like.....Lawn Mowers.
If you're not pushing one around, then you're riding it.

Men are like.....Mascara.
They usually run at the first sign of emotion.

Men are like.....Popcorn.
They satisfy you, but only for a little while.

Men are like.....Snowstorms.
You never know when he's coming, how many inches you'll get or how
long
he will last

BRAINCHEESE said...

ROJOO:

OH MY! Now you MUST know you (of all my favorite TWO men) would never be included in male bashing!!! And for the record, if you examine the print closely, you will see buried deeply and minutely in the text is the word "pig"...M(pig)AN...I blew it up so you could see it better! LOL (but I am forwarding some of your comment on to someone else!)

LD

BRAINCHEESE said...

MISS CHRIS:

You were my last and final hold out as a "possible" bedsheet iron-er...woe is me, woe IS me...LOL

LD

Steve said...

We don't iron our sheets. Now that I think about it, it's been so long since I've ironed anything that I'm not sure we even have an iron anymore. No, I'm pretty sure we do. I have no idea where it might be... but it's around here somewhere. Seems like I ironed a shirt for work a few years ago.

I guess I got my fill of ironing from basic training over 15 years ago... they made me iron everything... including my underwear! I had a stack of underwear and t-shirts that were exactly 6 inches wide, and I used so much starch I could have used them to drive a nail into a piece of wood.

BRAINCHEESE said...

STEVE:

Welcome! I don't think we've "officially" met in the comment section.

Out of blatant curiosity, I clicked on your link to your profile and now I worry (but I'm paranoid by nature, so...). Your employment was listed as "government" and your occupation as "training". YOU'RE NOT FROM THE NATIONAL MS SOCIETY, ARE YOU?!?! Have I finally pissed them off enough to send a trained "eliminator" after me?? LOLOLOL

I haven't checked out your blog yet, but I see you are a white belt...you and Miss Chris and MDMHVONPA should talk (frequent drive by-ers here)...they've got "belts" in something, too. I think karate.

LD

Steve said...

LOL... I'm a gruntled civil servant. Nothing covert. I promise.

I've been following a blog path tonight and landed here. My wife's mom has MS and her dad had it too. So, I've been reading your blog with interest.

I put a link on my site to this blog so I could find my way back. I hope that's ok.

As for the belt... I'm just a big fan of Elvis Presley. Actually, in the style of martial arts I train in, it can take 2 years or more sometimes to get past white belt. Slow going. :)

BRAINCHEESE said...

STEVE:

Sorry to hear about your in-laws having MS...truly a bummer. But I am relieved to hear you are not working for the MS Police! I know they are on to me...LOL

And I DID check out your blog and left a completely uneducated comment...the only thing "martial" or "art" I have ever done in my life was hitting my classmate, Toby, in the back of the head with a #2 pencil in drawing class and it stuck in his head...I earned a "black belt" for that one...to my arse!

LD

Have myelin? said...

My sheets are not worthy of my time but my hair, yes...a nifty Farouk iron does the job in less than five minutes. (wouldn't spend more time than that on it!)

Makes it straight as a board till I wash it again.

Sheets? My MS is suddenly flaring up...LOL!

BRAINCHEESE said...

HAVE MYELIN:

But you DO iron something! That's a start (all the other commentors have acted as if HAVING an iron was a defect, and they may be right!). Even if it is a specialized iron for hair...it's STILL AN IRON! woohoo...

LD

Peej said...

Linda, I know I own an iron but we only get together when my husband needs his work shirts ironed... I do try to avoid it at any other time.

My Mom used to iron everything. Even socks! She also dusted lightbulbs so...... ;)

No, hands and feet are curling in on themselves so I haven't been online much. Thanks for asking though. Hope you're well? I have a few days of CHEESE to catch up on.

BRAINCHEESE said...

PEEJ:

Well, dayum sister! Sorry about those appendages...why couldn't it just be one hand/leg or the other?!? I mean, we really only NEED one of each! I imagine the stress of your life lately is taking it's toll now...sorry, but glad you're able to pop in now and again.

I was actually at ATM the other day and missed you!

LD