I bought a new ironing board today!!
Yes, I know. I can see you all scratching your heads now, wondering why in the hell I would bore you with discussion about a new ironing board, of all things. What in the world is cool or interesting about an ironing board?
But here's the thing. Our old one came from a home-delivery-type store called Argos. And when Scooby Doo delivered it, I didn't really bother to inspect it, just shoved it in the closet.
Only to find, when I took it out a couple of weeks later, that it had been badly dented in transit. One of the legs was smushed (still works, but flattened) and, much more importantly, the narrow end of it was crushed.
Which means I could not iron on the end of it.
Which has meant, for the last two years, that ironing has been much more difficult than it needed to be.
Because it isn't just that I can't iron on the end, either, which makes sleeves--well, which makes everything--so much harder to do. Because the end is smushed the cover keeps slipping off, so both pad and cover are shifted sideways and crumpled at one side. So it's harder to iron on that side as well.
I don't mind ironing, generally. But ironing on that board has been torture. For OVER TWO YEARS.
We kept meaning to get another one, but they're not acually cheap here. A decent ironing board at Tesco is like £20. And I ain't paying no forty bucks for no ironing board. And I asked for a new one for Xmas last year and didn't get one then either, sigh.
So today, since Woolworths is going out of business, I stopped in to see what I could find (I finally took my poor, Tintagel-muddied winter coat to the dry cleaner as well). Woolworths was, of course, a madhouse, but I did find a nice ironing board, 30% off, so I got it for £9 or £10, which was good enough for me.
So yay me!! I have a new ironing board! And tonight when hubs gets home I'm going to take the old one into the backyard and beat it to death ala the Office Space printer.
It's just so frustratig when something you use every day is defective like that, don't you think? What crappy broken thing do you have to put up with?