Are you happier ironing clothes or servicing the motor?

Are you happier ironing or servicing your motor?

  • Ironing your clothes?

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  • Servicing your motor?

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  • Sticking the knife in some ........?

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#1
Today's Telegraph carried an article on page 14 (no link unfortunately) about a study by Brylcreem (for those under 30, it's white stuff that can be smeared into one's hair to make one attractive to the opposite sex...... :D ) which found that 62% of men under 30 were happy at the ironing board and only 10% were happy to service a car.

So, are you happier on the ironing board or under the bonnet?

Litotes
 
#4
salforddude said:
Id rather be in a pub,some woman ironing my shirts,and the chauffer servicing the motor
Chaffeurs drive the motor; mechanics (usually REME VMs) service the motor! Well, they would if we had any but we haven't so they don't.

Litotes
 
#5
Reminds me of the age old joke.

A passenger plane on a cross-country trip runs into a terrible storm.
The plane gets pounded by rain, hail, wind and lightning.

The passengers are screaming. They are sure the plane is going to crash and that they are all going to die.

At the height of the storm, a young woman jumps up and exclaims, "I can't take this anymore! I can't just sit here and die like an animal, strapped into a chair. If I am going to die, let me at least die feeling like a woman. Is there anyone here man enough to make me feel like woman?"

She sees a hand raise in the back, and a muscular man starts to walk up to her seat. As he aproaches her, he takes off his shirt.
She can see the man's muscles even in the poor lighting of the plane. He stands in front of her, shirt in hand and says to her, "I can make you feel like a woman before you die. Are you interested?"

Eagerly, she shakes her head, Yes!

As the man hands her his shirt, he says, "Here. Iron this."
 
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#7
Thanks to RSM Stone and a year of intensive and sometimes painful training I am far better at ironing and polishing, it may be said than fixing cars.
 
#8
Chaffeurs drive the motor; mechanics (usually REME VMs) service the motor! Well, they would if we had any but we haven't so they don't.

Litotes
Incorrectomundo! The driver does, unless you are with the RAF and then the driver would not be capable of changing a wheel.
 
#9
Litotes said:
salforddude said:
Id rather be in a pub,some woman ironing my shirts,and the chauffer servicing the motor
Chaffeurs drive the motor; mechanics (usually REME VMs) service the motor! Well, they would if we had any but we haven't so they don't.

Litotes
I've cracked it then - my wife drives me to pub, and my son is a REME VM

:D :D :D :D
 
#10
I'm going to opt for "Sticking a knife in some ..... ingredients" as I'm a way better in the kitchen than under the bonnet. As for ironing, I'm good but it's a boring task.
 

Biped

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#11
Yeah, me too. Sticking something, or someone is far more satisfying.

One can only enjoy ironing if the process of institutionalisation has been complete; it's the same as gurning and dribbling in your own little world has you sit, happily hunched over a pair of shoit issue boots with a tin lid of spit, a tin of polish and a cloth . . .

Servicing the motor . . . whatever for? One can girt rather dirty, and surely we've had enough of lying on the floor in shoit?
 
#13
Neither, but if had to choose if it was pishing down & kn@cker freezing i'll take the ironing, but if it's warm and sunny i'll do the servicing. :twisted:
 

Trans-sane

LE
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#14
Having spent my childhood and mucg of my teenage years as a slave to my old man whenever he wanted to strip down a car engine (usualy every weekend without fail) I hate servicing motors. I can do it but I'd rather pay someone.

Ironing. Again while I can do it, it bores me too tears unless I have some good sounds going on my stereo in which case it become tolerable.

Sticking knives in stuff. Now you are taliking. Martial arts twice a week and possibly rising. May only be wooden practice knives and swords but the principle is sound. And cooking remains the only activity in polite society where using big knives is acceptable. TV chefs like Ramsey have made it ok for real men to be in the kitchen- as long as they leave the washing up for their sous chef or kitchen porter (read ball and chain if you wish).
 

TheIronDuke

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#15
Litotes said:
which found that 62% of men under 30 were happy at the ironing board and only 10% were happy to service a car.
Meh. Men under 30 have never come across a car they can service without computer diagnostics, so they dont know how.

Men under 30 were mostly raised in that "Learn to cook a quiche and get in touch with your feminine side" bollocks era.

Hey, how do you make a young 'un burn his ear?

Ring him up when he's ironing.
 

Trans-sane

LE
Book Reviewer
#17
Saw an article in my old man's daily hate. "Rise of the Retrosexual". It claimed that originally men were men, then feminists bullied males into being New Men who were guilty appologists. They evolved (mutated maybe) into Metrosexuals. Now women are realising that having a real man is handy (more space in the bathroom cupboards, someone to carry heavy kit, open doors etc.).

An author has named these throw-backs Retrosexuals. Character models include DCI Gene Hunt, Sir Walter Raleigh (cos he was the bloke that brought us spuds and tobaco- father of crisps, chips and fags) and Jerremy Clarkeson (cos real men drive fast and piss off the green lobby).

I found it amusing at least, a first for a Daily Wail article.
 
#18
I prefer ironing. I've never had to pay anyone £300 to put right a mistake I made ironing a shirt...
 
#20
Litotes said:
Today's Telegraph carried an article on page 14 (no link unfortunately) about a study by Brylcreem (for those under 30, it's white stuff that can be smeared into one's hair to make one attractive to the opposite sex...... :D ) which found that 62% of men under 30 were happy at the ironing board and only 10% were happy to service a car.

So, are you happier on the ironing board or under the bonnet?

Litotes
You do realise that Brylcreem first reared its head (geddit?) in 1928? So I'd imagine a fair few people over 30 know what it is... Hence why the RAF were known as the Brylcreem boys in the 1940s? It was my grandfathers favourite brand 'til the day he died, god rest his soul...

Anyway, what I know about cars could be written on the back of a postage stamp, and I'm much happier ironing my own kit than trusting any doris with it.
 

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