Friday, 12 September 2008

CLEARING UP A MISCONCEPTION

Mrs Troy is spitting blood. It appears that some of you may have mistaken her e-mail (which I reproduced in my last blog) which read “You don't fancy doing some ironing instead of pissing around with blogs all day!!!!!” as suggesting that I'm the one who does the ironing in the Troy household. In all my life since I’ve lived with Mrs Troy I think I’ve only ironed three shirts and one pair of trousers. In fact every time I do get the iron out I find it is a different and more complicated model to the one I used previously and I don’t know how to use it! So that must be about once ever six or seven years at best (or worse, depending on your viewpoint).

In a feeble attempt to redeem myself with my female readers I should like to point out that I do enjoy vacuum cleaning. I do the vacuum cleaning in the Troy household. Me and my Dyson are like Fred and Ginger. We waltz around our rooms in perfect harmony. (Just to avoid any more confusion – Fred and Ginger have never waltzed around our rooms – it’s just either a metaphor or simile, don’t ask me which). I also wash up our breakfast items after Mrs Troy has gone to work and walk Troy Junior to school.

After all that excitement I then just like to spend a few minutes at my computer screen to catch up on the world events, see how my investments are performing (usually woefully) and explore the “wonderful world of blogland”. And surely I’m allowed a few minutes to compose witty, winning captions for DJ’s Wordless Wednesdays? Mrs Troy should be proud to be living with a two-times award winner. I mean when was the last time Hugh Grant or Pierce Brosnan (her heartthrobs) got such an award?

And do WE seriously think THEY do the ironing in the Grant and Brosnan households?????????

6 comments:

Elaine said...

When I met my husband I told him two things, straight off.
a) I'm not having any more babies and b) I don't do ironing.

It's weird how some of us detest what other people enjoy. I love hoovering though!

DJ Kirkby said...

I still think inroning is best lef tto men. I don't have the patience or the inclination and Chopper will agree with me on this I can assure you. Listen, my dear EAT, why not take Mrs Troy out on to my awards ceremony for a special treat this Sunday? Where else can you attend a fabulous party that lasts for 3 days and still slbo around in PJ's? It is a win/win situation in my opinion though I do admit to a teensy bit of bias... :)Looking forward to more WW hilarity from you as well, you funny, funny man.

DJ Kirkby said...

Tsk, my typing is soooooo bad...apologies to anyone trying to read my previous comment...

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Hi EAT, there is another award for you over at my blog. Yes...you have to be careful about what you say about the other half. Mine constantly says I misquote him!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I wouldn't mind watching Pierce doing my ironing.

Just read Elaine's comment and I echo what she said to her husband! There were many other things too but I shan't mention them on here..

CJ xx

Dad Stuff said...

We usually buy clothes that don't require ironing. If I were forced to iron, a fire extinguisher would have to be present.