For the Polish version of Iron Man?
The scenario sounds familiar: your significant other heads out, so you decide to relax with some sport on the tellie, a beer and, because you don't want to be found out as a total layabout, out comes the iron to press a shirt or two. That's just what Polish man Thomas Paczkowski decided to do, with boxing his chosen sport. All …
"That's what wives are for."
My wife has never done any ironing since I told her not to spend so long ironing my trousers -
Wife - "What do you mean, it harldy took any time at all"
Me - "It must have taken AGES to get all of those creases in the front and back of each leg"!
Maybe it's my military background or my "mild" OCD but over the 20 years we have been together I think she takes advantage of me wanting to "do things right" with the retort of "Well, you'd only (hoover / wash up / iron) it again because it's not up to your standard"
Yup, saw this on Facebook weeks ago, except that was (judging by the ringtone and skin colour) an Indian guy who did it to the other side of his face, while ironing a TV-shirt on the floor watching TV.
Nobody does this, your hand would be at the wrong angle to pickup an iron (vertical handle) vs your phone being horizontal on the floor, not to mention the weight and wrist movement involved to put an iron to your face as oppose to a phone (think about it).
In a non-attention seeking/fake video world, at worst you'd burn your hand while knocking the iron over.
The only heat-operated iron I have at home is kept next to the 3 rolls of solder of various diameters (all lead-free crap, blame local legislation). No way I can mistake that particular iron for a phone. If I did -presumably when extremely intoxicated-, the damp sponge right next to it would prove a useful first-aid accessory. Then again, if I was THAT intoxicated I would probably catch fire instantly...
Mine's the one with the 2-pounds 25-yo badly-insulated industrial soldering iron in the pocket.
I use the Sn99Cu1 sort, works fine. It takes more heat and a bit of getting used to but works a hell of a lot better than SnPb or SnAgCu which is more like brazing than soldering.
The only major headache is the flux they use is prone to splatter
Someone should make a machine to recycle solder dross back into useable solder, that would be handy.
..who came into work with a very red face (literally). The side of his cheek appeared very burned, as though someone had given him a right old slap with a very flat, hot object. We all asked him what had happened but he wouldn't say.
My co-workers and I pressed and pressed (pun absolutely intended) until he relented:
"I was doing some ironing, and I couldn't tell if my iron was getting hot or not.. so.. I tested it."
An acquaintance was swabbing his ears with cotton buds. He puts one in each ear and uses them concurrently. One day while cleaning his ears his mobile phone rang. Without thinking (common for him) he picked up his phone and put it to his ear, driving the bud painfully through his eardrum. He dropped the phone, shrieked, and clapped his hands over his ears on both sides, driving the other bud through his other eardrum. Took him a while and lots of medical attention before he regained full hearing.
I don't believe this for a second. Every mobile phone I've ever used require a button press (or opening of a clamshell) to answer. One does not answer a mobile phone by pressing it straight to the ear.
Might not have been a true "mobe" but a "carry-around" DECT phones ... many of those have a mode where lifting them off the base station answers to call.
When I was a lad, the story about [insert nation to disparage] went like this:
[intd] man walks into a&e with burns to both sides of his face
What happened to you?
I was ironing and the phone rang.
But why did you burn the other side of your face.
Well, I had to phone an ambulance.
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