Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Ways with Coat Hangers

When you get to a certain age you're allowed certain peculiarities. You can be anally retentive about certain things and it's okay. I am - about quite a few things as it happens - (socks not being balled up as a pair but - no - ironed and laying flat in the drawer as if they were new is one of mine) but I have NEVER been bothered about coat hangers. I don't particularly like wire ones because they aren't the right shape for my clothes - but I have used them in the past in an emergency and it's not something I would lose sleep over.

Posselq is - however - bothered about coat hangers. Really bothered in fact. He has coloured coat hangers - in two colours. And there are two distinctive types. One for trousers, and one for shirts. He has explained to me the reasoning behind his foible, and the differences between the two types- but I wasn't listening properly and so forgot! I bought him some new coat hangers from Tesco a few weeks ago - only to be told they were the wrong type (!) I thought I had got it right - but clearly not!!!

Yesterday he had to (patiently) explain it to me again - this time making sure I totally got it!...and I have now totally got it. He also likes his shirts hung a certain way round in the wardrobe - the reasoning?.......well, it's so he can just pluck the shirts off the rail and put them straight into his suit carrier and they are all facing the same way. I kind of get that too - as that's the sort of organisation I feel comfortable with.

I promise never to put the wrong garment on the wrong coat hanger again....or hang the shirt on the hanger the wrong way.......(For goodness sake - how many times do you need telling?!!!!)

.......This makes him sound like some kind of nutter - he isn't - honestly - he just likes certain things done in a certain way.....and just for the record he hasn't said anything like that to me - all he has done is ask me very nicely if I could find my way to doing it like that!!! (has probably worked out by now that if he got cross about it and then shouted he would probably end up buried beneath the lovely york stone patio!)

Living with someone and learning all about what they like and dislike is fun...isn't it?


8 comments:

  1. 'I don't particularly like wire ones because they aren't the right shape for my clothes'

    Is this because your 80's shoulder pads are too big for wire coat hangers? :-)

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  2. 'I don't particularly like wire ones because they aren't the right shape for my clothes'

    Is this because your 80's shoulder pads are too big for wire coat hangers? :-)

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  3. Christian - I got rid of the eighties shoulder pads - well at then end of the 80's!!! I think they're coming back though - along with leggings - oh my word!!! What tw*ts we looked in those ...I hate lycra!!!

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  4. Christian - I got rid of the eighties shoulder pads - well at then end of the 80's!!! I think they're coming back though - along with leggings - oh my word!!! What tw*ts we looked in those ...I hate lycra!!!

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  5. Are all the cans in cupboard facing the right way? It kinda sounds like sleeping with the enemy!!!!!!!!!!! lol Lisa

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  6. Are all the cans in cupboard facing the right way? It kinda sounds like sleeping with the enemy!!!!!!!!!!! lol Lisa

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  7. Actually the cans in the cupboard are pretty organised - but it's not like that!!!! ha ha ha ha....now I'm really laughing!!!

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  8. Actually the cans in the cupboard are pretty organised - but it's not like that!!!! ha ha ha ha....now I'm really laughing!!!

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