Saturday, 17 April 2004

In Contemplation of Chores

Bails was bemoaning the fact that the more appliances you acquire the more domestic chores you have to do.

When she had no washing machine and no iron or ironing board she used to pack all her washing off to the launderette (on a service wash with a quick hello and exchange of money and later a swift collection of a bag full of clean warm clothes) and a trip to the dry cleaners for those things that needed to be pressed and couldn't be machine washed. For little effort there was a wardrobe full of clean, pressed stuff.

Now she has to do the washing, hang it to dry, iron it, fold it and put it away.

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