I run my worldwide business, The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies, from my remote rural property in the picturesque Central Tablelands of NSW.
My landline is my lifeline between me and my customers.
It’s old fashioned technology. But it’s my technology of choice when I need to get in touch with a customer.
This was an occasion when it was my turn to make a phone call.
An online order was for an Extra Large Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. And a Superior Felt Underlay.
I make it clear on my shopping cart that the Superior Felt Underlay WILL NOT fit an extra large ironing board.
I ring the number on the order.
And ask to speak to the person who placed the order.
That person is unavailable. But her mother is available.
Her name is Melanie.
When I discuss the order with her, she tells me her ironing board is NOT Extra Large. And she doesn’t need a Superior Felt Underlay.
The order is placed by her daughter.
Who, she says, understands nothing about ironing. The size of ironing boards. Or ironing board covers.
Evidently she told her daughter before placing the order that she DOES NOT have an extra large board.
Nor does she need a Superior Felt Underlay.
And a mini tirade occurs.
Melanie’s daughter is in her 40’s.
Who is the CEO of an Australian company.
And her daughter has no idea of domesticity.
Nor does she want to know.
She’s divorced from her husband. And she and her daughter live with Melanie and her retired husband.
Melanie’s husband is chief chauffeur. Driving his granddaughter to and from wherever she needs to go.
While her mother does all the hack work of domesticity for her daughter and granddaughter.
And is frustrated by the fact that her daughter, who was brought up with having to do chores. Eschews them in her adult life.
Claiming that her position in her company somehow exempts her from being ordinary.And Melanie, who’s in her late 60’s, is weary of being her daughter’s ‘lacky’.
Melanie says there is a common thread that runs through all of her daughter’s friends.
Which is . . .
Domesticity is to be shunned.
As Melanie says.
No matter what your station is in life.
Dishes still need to be washed.
Laundry still needs to be hung out. Then folded. And put away.
Beds still need to be made.
Toilets still need to be cleaned.
Dinner still needs to be prepared.
School uniforms still need to be ironed.
And school lunches still need to be made. And packed.
Today’s families are different to yesteryear.
Many adult children – over the age of 30 – still live with their parents.
Some parents feel trapped.
As does Melanie.
Especially as Melanie’s daughter earns enough to live in her own home. And to hire a full time housekeeper/nanny.
But prefers not to. Because she says she doesn’t have the time to organise ‘hired help’.
The anger in Melanie’s voice doesn’t augur well for a happy relationship with her daughter. And her grandchild. Who live with her.
But the fact is.
No matter what your station is in life, domestic chores are always on the agenda.
And somebody’s got to do them.
Unless you’re happy to live in a pigsty.
Your thoughts? Email me at the bottom of this post.
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva’s iron. Ironing Board. And Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. Are my gateway to leading an elegant life. There is power in the iron. The ‘Joy Of Ironing’ is far from a myth. Beautifully pressed garments. Make a statement about who you are. When you’re well pressed. And well dressed. You ooze elegance. Beautifully pressed linen. Cloth napkins. Tea towels. Pillow cases. Make your home shimmer with style.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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Have a question? Email me at the bottom of this post.
Or phone me, Carol Jones, in rural Australia on 02 63 588 511.
Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning.
Crimson Rosella Fledgling. On A Barren Blackberry Bush.
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Crimson Rosellas. Skylarking In My Back Paddocks.