Which is more enjoyable? Shining Shoes Vs. Ironing
Ain’t nothin’ better than a professional shoe shine or a crisply pressed shirt just back from the cleaners. But for most of us, paying a pro to shine your shoes or press your clothes is a luxury. More often than not, we’re do-it-yourselfers.
For some, there is no winner. Each is a total chore. But others seem to get an unexpected kick out of one while absolutely loathing the other. Here’s the argument for each:
The case for Shining your Shoes: It’s masculine. Less a labor of maintenance and more a labor of love. Completely like hand washing a favorite car. You get to see your shoes up close, feel and appreciate the leather, and when it’s done they look brand new.
The case for Ironing: It’s all about transforming chaos into order. Taking a shirt out of the dryer and inflicting your will upon it with a hot iron feels, smells, and sounds like you’re turning wrong into right. If you’re good enough at it, you can almost do it blind… leaving you to watch a game and enjoy a beer while pressing your clothes.
Now it’s your turn. Make your case and leave your vote in the comments section below…
And may the best chore win.
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