Friday, April 20, 2012

Why Ironing is Hazardous to Your Health

You know all those silly, embarrassing, thoughtless things you do as a kid.  The things no one ever really needs to find out about ever.  The nice thing about those silly things is that as you grow older no one really remembers to tell the embarrassing tale.

Unless of course you have loving siblings who make sure you never live that one moment of carelessness down.

Yes, my friends.  I am one of those loving siblings who will never stop torturing my little sister for that one time she had that incident with the iron.
And now I bring it to a whole new level.  Because instead of my usual continual reminders and teasing, I am now posting it for the whole world to read.  Or at least you know the handful of people who actually read my blog.

Bwahahaha.  Sibling love!

My sister probably remembers more of the specific details of where she was going and why she needed an unwrinkled shirt.

I'd like to say it involved picture taking of some sort but that may just be wishful thinking on my part.

I just remember that she was wearing a button down shirt with a collar.

It had been ironed but when she put it on we noticed the collar was still wrinkled.

So my mother told her to go iron it.

Which she promptly did.

Without wasting any time.


We heard a cry of pain or dismay or probably both.

Found her with a burn on her chin in the perfect shape of the tip of the iron.

My friends, somewhere on this great green earth there actually exist pictures of this phenomenon.  I know this for a fact.  I have actually seen them.  But by some infinitely tragic circumstance, I did not end up in possession of said blackmail pictures.  So you will just have to take my word for it.

Perfect iron tip shaped burn.

You know all those warnings that come with appliances.  The ones we all laugh at and think, "no one would ever actually..."  There is a good reason for those warnings.  I mean who would actually use a curling iron while sleeping?  Or immerse a toaster in water?

Or forget to remove their clothing before ironing it?

Love you sister!!!!

That is why ironing is hazardous to your health and I have personally avoided the activity ever since.