wings and things

Imagined conversation 112

on May 1, 2022

Me: My back door won’t open anymore – it’s stuck – so I need a new door and, in order to let the dogs in and out, I had to clear the laundry door from a bit of clutter.

Anthony: I’m not quite sure why you are telling me this: is there an issue we need to talk about?

Me: Well, yes and no. It was your mother’s sturdy ironing board that was mostly in the way, so I moved it outside because it’s a very small laundry.

Anthony: And?

Me: Oh! So you don’t mind?

Anthony: Of course I don’t mind!

Me: May I throw it away then?

Anthony: That’s a bit drastic – didn’t you used to iron my clothes on that ironing board?

Me: Under your mother’s instructions – yes, of course, as well as all of the tea-towels, sheets, pillow-cases and your football shorts.

Anthony: My football shorts?

Me: You know – the ones you wore to milk the cows!

Anthony: That is something I am sure I never knew at the time.

Me: There’s probably a lot that neither of us knew.

Anthony: Cryptic.

Me: Not at all! I just want to get rid of the stupid ironing board, please, Ants?

Anthony: But why?

Me: Because I don’t iron!

9 responses to “Imagined conversation 112

  1. Anonymous says:

    About time! In the culling mode? Goid idea!

  2. beth says:

    I’m with you on this, haven’t ironed in years – freedom!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful xx

  4. I don’t iron anymore and the younger generation don’t bother ironing stuff

  5. tootlepedal says:

    A good plan. 🙂

  6. Smiling as I write this-classic line, “because I don’t iron.”

  7. Lynda says:

    Julie, I don’t iron anymore either… well, OK, I do iron some. I own two cotton shirts that I wear about once each in the summer months. I can’t help myself; I like them. That said, even though I have an ironing board, I end up ironing them FLAT on my (2 X 3.5 ft) quilting ironing surface because I can’t be bothered to drag out the ironing board. Perhaps I should be rid of my ironing board too? 😉

    PS: I came to remark on your latest post and find that it is vanished!!! I’m sad about it because I really liked it. ALSO… I need to talk to you personally. May I email you?

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