Sunday, February 27, 2011

Must. Pick. Up. Dry. Cleaning.

What is the longest you've left something at the dry cleaners?  I drive past my dry cleaners twice a day.  On the way to work and on the way home.  The ticket is in the cup holder in my car to serve as a reminder. It is my cream silk blouse with ruffles.  I iron, but I cannot get the wrinkles out of that silk blouse. 
A guy that I went to high school with owns a dry cleaners.  He had a guy leave a brown leather coat there for a year.  After a year had passed, my friend started to wear the coat.  That was when the owner of the coat returned to claim said coat.  My friend had to clean it again before he returned it to the rightful owner.
Do you take clothing to the dry cleaners?  There was a time in my life when my dry cleaning bill was one of my biggest bills.  I worked in advertising and lived in suits.  I wore suits daily.  Thank goodness those days are behind me.  As a rule, I try not to buy clothes that need to be dry cleaned, but I am drawn to linen, cotton and silk.  I always joke that the way that you know that linen is linen is because it is wrinkled. 
Everyone that knows me knows that I iron.  My ironing board is set up all the time.  Usually with a  stack of clothes sitting on it.  I find ironing soothing.  The hiss of the steam smoothing out all that is wrong.  People tease me about ironing.  I like to be pressed and fixed.  If a collar is crooked or there is a wrinkle down the front of what I am wearing, it makes me crazy.  I ironed for an hour or more today in preparation of the upcoming work week.  I am an extreme ironer, but not like this: 
No, I don't ride my board this way.

Um, yeah. 

Is this for real?
Do you iron?  Do you take things to the dry cleaners?  If so, what is the longest you've ever left anything?

7 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

I rarely do either - - - we prefer to go around wrinkly, grubby, and dirty.

;-)

Those extreme ironers are HILARIOUS!

MamaMonki said...

I'm wrinkly kind of girl. I used to iron - but then I realized by the end of the day I was all wrinkly again ... so I only iron now for special occasions.

Chatty Crone said...

I do leave my hubbys work shirts are the cleaners. And I'm a little OCD - so not longer then a day or two - lol. sandie

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Never take anything to the cleaners. Our small town lost its dry cleaning shop about five years ago, and the nearest one is fifteen miles away. So nope, not one item that I wear needs to be D.C'd. As for ironing....it may happen, perhaps, at the most, twice a year. Ain't I awful????

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I never take things to the dry cleaners. LOL but I also do not dress up as much as I used to.

I am an ironer. I only iron when I am ready to wear that item.

K.T. said...

I also have an ironing board permanently set up in my house. I iron everyday (except maybe weekends). I have a hard time with advance ironing. I like to hang things up after doing laundry, and wait to iron until the day I wear the clothes. This ensures that I have a crisp shirt to wear to work.

andrew siddle said...

i prefer Dry cleaner pick up rather than to visit dry cleaner.

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