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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:03 PM
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Am I the only one who must have crisply starched and ironed shirts for work?
I feel slovenly without them, almost as I'd feel withou undergarments.

Do you have to have your work clothes just so?
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:06 PM
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1. I unload trucks at my job
If anything's ironed it doesn't stay that way for long.
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:32 PM
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2. My late lover used to have a dozen or so white shirts
He would bring them every other week or so to the cleaners to get washed and ironed and I was always stuck picking them up for him.

I love you James, miss you. :-)
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:38 PM
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3. I still iron all my blouses and slacks.
Old habits are hard to break.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:42 PM
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4. I wouldn't wear anything that needed to be ironed. It's a freedom I enjoy immensely.
As far as work clothes go I also have the freedom to wear whatever I like.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:42 PM
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5. I am with you. My father was in the Air Force
and my mom would iron our clothes to a crisp. I still love my shirts and pants starched.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:50 PM
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12. Me too. A nice, starched oxford cloth that holds the crease on a hot day...nt
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:36 PM
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6. What is this "ironed" of which you speak?
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:17 PM
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8. My favorite reply
:thumbsup:
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:39 PM
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7. When I was a Medical Assistant, I ironed and starched all my scrubs so they would
have nice creases. I always equate creases with cleanliness and attention to detail.

As a Physician Assistant, I expect I'll be in a shirt-and-tie situation most of the time. I plan on doing the same thing. Starched creases in my shirts for a professional appearance.

I like dressing up. I'm happy for people who dress down for their jobs, but I like looking sharp.
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:33 PM
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9. rumpled and threadbare old denims? Check!
Edited on Sat Apr-10-10 08:34 PM by mike_c
Big, loose-fitting T-shirt? Check!

Loose, old button-down cotton shirt, unbuttoned and untucked, worn more like a jacket than a shirt? Check! Flannel if it's cold.

Old sneakers? Check!

That's my usual work clothes, in the field or in class.
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Old Troop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:47 PM
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10. Always have heavy starch at the cleaners
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:15 PM
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11. Been doing the same for 25 years.
A 100% cotton starch shirt is kind of the uniform in my line of work. However, I no longer tell them to starch them at the absolute max. Now I'm a medium starch guy. DOn't feel right at work without it, though I'm beginning to wean myself off neckties. 1,246 days to retirement, and I'm easing into it.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:52 PM
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13. I quit using starch the day I got out of the Air Farce in 1973.
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