5 November 2006

Hostess duties 101

Of all the housework duties, I generally don’t mind doing the washing.

But hanging out the lacy thong of your 53 year old sister-in-law, whom you met less than 36 hours ago, falls into another realm altogether.

33 comments:

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Ugh.

Trying to decide if that's worse than hanging out your father's skidmarked y-fronts.

Tough call.

katie said...

oooh - tricky - though some women can manage a thong at any age - whereas some (I am one of these) should just leave them in the shop. large - comfortable - forget the itchy lace. But what a good s-i-law you are!

Lazy cow said...

Doing guests' scanties? You are a good host :-) I just don't get the whole thong undies thing at all.

Eclair said...

You do your guests' laundry? Can I come and stay with you?

I have lots of laundry. I'll bring it with me!

Stomper Girl said...

Ew. (Not the thong thing. I'm okay with them.) But it is a bit icky handling other people's smalls.

Stomper Girl said...

PS. I notice you didn't give us a photo for this post ...

Stjernesol said...

Do your really have to stretch your hostess duties that far?? *lol*

;)

velcro said...

bec you win. father's y-fronts are definately worse. ughhh.

Ash said...

Eek. I hate washing *any* kind of underwear, but skiddy pants and mutton-dressed-as-lamb thongs. Yikes.

h&b said...

Um. no.

Why don't people do ther own smalls ? Seriously ?

"Hi, I don't know all all that well, but you may want to rub some SARD on those..."

rank.

shula said...

waaaaay above and beyond the call of duty, that one.

If I were staying, I'd be careful to wash my thong out in the shower and then dry it somewhere discreet, like my mother taught me to.

But I'm only 42.

And Ash's mutton-dressed-as-lamb comment? I resemble that remark.

Em said...

Dear Lord.

telfair said...

Although I would normally be echoing the sentiments of the others who have said, aghast, "You do your guest's laundry?" I am unfortunately living in a glass house and unable to chuck stones about.

You see, last Christmas, I put in a load of laundry at my in-laws' and forgot about it temporarily. When I reapproached the laundry a few hours later, I found my own -- *ahem* -- delicates neatly folded on top of the machine. Not sure if it was my mom-in-law, or my sister-in-law...all I can say in my own defense is that it was unpremeditated.

I'm sorry for the silent horror you've had to endure...

capello said...

oh my.

Elizabeth said...

I always think it's a good idea to have people come and stay but then things like this happen.

Martina said...

yucky.. The idea gives me the shivers..

Joke said...

The trick is to perform a bit of trickery so the 53 year old SiL wanders off with Dad's and vice-versa.

-J.

My float said...

I'm speechless. That's why I refuse to do the 'guests' thing!

carolyn said...

ew!

shellyC said...

Now this is going a bit far with the procrastination on the essay!!!

I would then fold it and leave it on the top of the pile of their washing and leave the pile where everyone can see - just because I like to be nasty sometimes!! And you wont need to do their washing again!!

nutmeg said...

I don't really understand G-strings FOR ANY AGE. I'm sorry, but I don't have time to work up a callous in my ---- so I can wear them (as advised by one of my own SIL's). Maybe it's a SIL thing?

herhimnbryn said...

Oh, I actually 'screeched' with laughter on reading this post!

Query? One peg or two? :)

shula said...

Dear Nutmeg,

I was shown the value of a G string at 18 by a beautiful Swedish whore, who taught me that women of class NEVER reveal a visible panty line on their outrageously tight pants, which she then proceeded to prove by bending over and displaying her seamless derriere to everybody in the pub, all of whom readily agreed with her.

A lesson I never forgot.

After awhile, they become so comfortable, it's difficult to go back to briefs.

Just thought I'd share that one with you all.

Stomper Girl said...

I agree with Shula (although I have never had the benefit of life-tips from beautiful Swedish whores) ... and I swear Nutmeg, you do not get a callous from a g-string!!!

My float said...

I've already commented, but just had to come back and say, EW!

Kim said...

OK, you win the procrastination this time around.

But on to far more mind-occupying issues of this post. Who - voluntarily - wears a thong? E.V.E.R. Maybe it's because I'm a fatty boombah but seriously, I doubt a more uncomfortable, a more ugly piece of clothing has ever been created. E.V.E.R. I don't even have a fat arse. But man, that constant wedgie sensation, that some weird women find erotic, is literally just one big pain in the arse.

nutmeg said...

Thankyou Shula and Stomper; I stand corrected. But I still don't think I'll be buying some any time soon - my clothing isn't that tight and NO-ONE wants to see me bending over in a bar ;-)

Amy A. said...

Next time throw all the undesirables into a pillow slip before you hang them. That way they will still dry and no one has to look at them.

You do, unfortunately, still have to handle them. Ick.

sueeeus said...

I love how y'all call 'em smalls. Very polite. Very civilized. Or is it civilised?

What a storm of comments you've generated here.

I just show my guests the washer and say, be my guest! (Of course, the only guest we've ever had stay long enough for laundering to be necessary is my mother.)

meggie said...

I too, show the guests the laundry & tell them to help themselves!

No experience with the thong, but a friend's sister showed her mother hers, & the mother went & tried them on, came out modelling them, -backwards! -saying o dear, I could never get used to these.
She was 80!!

BabelBabe said...

I am speechless. But that's ok because I might be the only one.

MsCellania said...

Was I a guest at your house?

I'm just sayin' ...

Em said...

EEEEWWWWW!!!