Friday, January 29

How to iron a shirt

Recently, after moving to a country where the ironing anna across the street (or Robert Downey Jr as my wife called him) is an unknown commodity, I've had to come to grips with one of the most boring chores - ironing a full-sleeved formal shirt.

So I thought I would use all my experience to help the reader(s) of this blog to understand how I methodically tackle this challenging task day after day.

How to iron a shirt, by Rohan D'Sa.

1. First take the collar portion; iron the part between the shoulder blades.
2. Next iron the collar, once on the reverse and once on the front. [NOTE: This is very important]
3. Then take the sleeves. Iron them so that no creases remain on either of them.
4. Iron the back of the shirt. Make sure that the front of the shirt doesn't come under it when you do, as it will get crumpled.
5. Iron the first half of the front, the one without the pockets.
6. Iron the second half and ensure that there are no creases. Also iron between the buttons.
7. Wear a full length sweater that shows only the collar.

In this way, me and most of my colleagues here manage to look presentable.

The end.


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  2. If you plan to wear a long sleeve sweater over your shirt anyway, why not iron just the collar? That way you will have enough time to make breakfast in the morning.

  3. Ahhh... now why didn't I think of that?

  4. Learning new skills at old age is a good way to keep away dementia :-)

  5. Excuse me! OLD AGE?! I am of a very young age. Take that back.

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