I read a survey today that made me laugh on a few different levels. It was about ironing. I really don't like ironing. It's like the worst actually. And it's not just because I'm lazy. It's also because I'm terrible at it. I don't mind ironing dress pants really. Other than the areas around the pockets, pants are a pretty wide open canvas, and that can be pretty rewarding. Kind of like mowing the lawn or vacuuming a really dirty floor. Dress shirts on the other hand are awful. I won't even attempt it anymore. There's just too many pockets, buttons and seams on a dress shirt for a man at my skill level to handle. So, I buy wrinkle free shirts. They exist my friend and they may be the worlds greatest invention. In fact, once the WERE invented, why did they keep making the other ones? Question for another time I guess.
Anyway, the reason I even brought any of this up today is because I came across an odd survey this morning about our friends in England. I don't know if the stats will translate here in the states but that doesn't really matter to me. What matters is that although the survey in question found that most brits HATE ironing, the ones who like it, LIKE it. The survey found that 30% of English people iron their Pillow cases!! Is this some sort of cultural thing? Because it seems like an awful waste of time to me. I got some more though ; 20 % of them iron their sheets...8% iron their workout clothes...5% of the English are wasting time ironing their underwear and 3% are actually ironing their SOCKS!!
These numbers are madness to me. I don't know what any of us are going to do with this information, but it sure is interesting isn't it? Add this to my list of reasons I'm thankful we fought the revolution I guess.