Here's a conversation I overheard from the next table in a coffee shop. 2 young women were having a heart to heart. The conversation went like this:
"I had to get up at 5 this morning to iron HIS shirt."
(I am thinking, why didn't he do it himself?)
"Why didn't you do it yesterday evening?"
(I am thinking, is this really 2011 or is it the 1950s).
"Because I got home from work late and by the time I'd cooked dinner, cleared up and sorted the washing I was too tired to stand for hours at the ironing board ironing all his shirts. And I hate ironing."
I resisted the temptation to join the conversation and wondered whether HE couldn't iron his shirts because he was too busy cleaning the toilet etc. or perhaps not he was also too tired after work. Or perhaps he hates ironing too. What do you think?
I avoid ironing as far as possible. Definitely won't be ironing to day.
Image: My photo of coffee and cake at Cafe Sacher, Innsbruck, Austria