SoCS — Iron(y)

For today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill, we are asked to use “iron,” “irony,” or both. Iron is easy. Irony is harder.


It’s been six and a half years since I retired. And it’s been six and a half years since I last used an iron. My wardrobe is comprised mostly of jeans, t-shirts, and sweatshirts, none of which requires ironing. And on those occasions when I don casual sports shirts, they are “wrinkle-free,” which to me means that they don’t have to be ironed.


Irony is a tricky concept. It refers to the difference between expectations and reality. Like when an outcome of events is contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.

Just last week, I was doing some spring cleaning and I came across our old iron in a cabinet in our laundry room. I took it out, examined it, and noticed that there was a crack in the water reservoir for the steam ironing function. So, since we never use it and it it had a cracked reservoir, I put it out with the trash.

Yesterday, my wife asked me where our iron was. I told her I threw it out. She was pissed because she was planning to visit a friend and the blouse she wanted to wear needed to be ironed. So she made me run out to Target to buy a new iron.

Now that is irony.

14 thoughts on “SoCS — Iron(y)

  1. rugby843 June 4, 2022 / 12:31 pm

    Precisely why mine is still in a closet😂

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  2. Marleen June 4, 2022 / 12:36 pm

    Yeah, just when you think you can tidy up…

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  3. Paula Light June 4, 2022 / 12:47 pm

    I have one, just in case. I know if I dumped it, I’d have to buy a new one…

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  4. Sadje June 4, 2022 / 5:05 pm

    Serves you right for not asking your wife first. 😂

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    • Fandango June 4, 2022 / 10:33 pm

      In my defense, I can’t remember the last time she ironed anything, either! 😏

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  5. leigha66 June 4, 2022 / 6:37 pm

    It is always good to keep one around…. not that I plan on using it, but it is there in case guests need it. 😂

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  6. jilldennison June 4, 2022 / 9:20 pm

    I retired in 2008 and like you, I haven’t picked up an iron since! However, I have a very good friend who even irons her husband’s and children’s underwear!!!

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    • Fandango June 4, 2022 / 10:39 pm

      Seriously? Irons underwear? Sounds a little OCD to me!

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      • jilldennison June 5, 2022 / 10:14 pm

        At one time I had her convinced that it was totally unnecessary, but I think she has since gone back to doing it! OCD is putting it mildly!

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  7. donmatthewspoetry June 4, 2022 / 9:27 pm

    I used to iron the sheets…..just joking Fan…..I drew the line at underwear…….

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  8. Nope, Not Pam June 5, 2022 / 4:12 am

    It happens like that 🙄

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