Weird Enjoyment.

For over twenty years I have known him,

Known my next door neighbour.

We get on very well,

Chatting and laughing over many things,

Helping each other whenever help is needed,

Never ever a cross word.

Like me he is now retired

But still does the odd job for others,

After all he was a gardener

And gardeners are always in demand.

But the other day we were chatting

And he said something that I found disturbing,

Very disturbing.

He said that he enjoyed ironing,

IRONING! How can you enjoy ironing?


  • orchidee

    Good write Gold. lol.
    An illegal tale?! I befriended a guy in a nearby garage. We didn't have a a car ourselves, but he let me drive his Mini, with him as my 'co-driver'. I was only about 13!

    • Goldfinch60

      I bet you enjoyed that ride.


      • orchidee

        Yes lol. It was so long ago though (a bit before 1066), that I can't recall correctly if I actually drove much, or if I was the guy's 'co-driver' in the passenger seat.
        I did drive go-karts though, and enjoyed pushing them too, running around with others driving. No motorised ones in those days - the wheel has just been invented then. lol.

      • L. B. Mek

        lol, hey I enjoy ironing as well:
        in-front of the telly while watching the footy, with a glass of Capt'n Morgan on the side,
        smooth I flow over the shirt's surface, then take a refreshing sip, iced rum seeping-in smoothly - to ease my spirit: try it, its kinda meditative...
        brilliantly quirky write,

        • Goldfinch60

          Thanks LB, meditation comes in all forms, mine come from Laphraig Scotch Whisky.


        • dusk arising

          I enjoy ironing about twice a year.... mostly i wear un-ironed clothes but there's always a small pile of clothes which look terrible if not ironed so I hide them until...... until i feel like getting that ironing board contraption out and wrestling with it. Bloomin deck chair of a contraption!

          You amusing ditty reminds us, "There's nowt so strange as folk".

          • Goldfinch60

            Thanks d a, something else similar in us, I too buy shirts which do not need ironing.

            Yes folk can be very strange - but it would be a very boring world without them.


          • John Prophet

            When I got married for the 2nd time.
            I told my wife I’d work hand in glove with her all things domestic.EXCEPT for two things. Ironing and cleaning the cat box. I now clean the cat box, but that’s where I draw the line! πŸ˜‚

            • Goldfinch60

              That line was once drawn and now redrawn, it my be erased completely in time. LOL

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              B here - Good Sabbath Uncle Andy ~ Thanks for showcasing the MINI & Pat Routledge Angela shared a Mini with Her Mum when I first met Her very economical - The Mini & Angela ! Pat is a fine Comedy Actress & a very Good Singer ! Angela & love her. To each His / Her own. Angela believes in the impression made by *Appearance* so everyting is ironed especially my Shirts. I can iron & I love Steam Irons and since Ive been a House Husband Ive done about 30% of the Ironing - but Im scared of incinerating Victorias Secrets ! I can operate the Washer with the help of the Manual but I cant MULTITASK ! What takes me SIX hours Angela does in TWO. Id like to REINCARNATE with a Female Brain in a Mans Body XYx ? Thanks for sharing - lots of *Food for Thought*

              Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
              Love Brian - Angela & Smokey πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ’›

            • Michael Edwards

              Can't stand ironing or hanging out the clothes but quite enjoy washing up. How odd is that? Fine write Andy.

              • Goldfinch60

                We all have those quirks which please us Michael.


                • Michael Edwards

                  Yes - my little quirk certainly pleases me.

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