It was ugly, right from the start. Erin and I met at a strip mall in Mill Valley to carpool together to see our client for a closet session. She got out of her car and into mine and then pulled her skirt up. “What do you think?” she said.
You can thank me for this: I am not showing you what she showed me. Yes, I took a picture of it but I have made the editorial decision not to reveal the gruesome photo of the skin on her thigh as it was starting to bubble up and blister.
The picture on the right is what remains six months after the original incident occurred so you at least have an idea.
It looks like the Big Dipper, right? Well, that morning, six months ago, it didn’t look like the Big Dipper. It looked like a big pile of hurt.
“What did you do?” I asked.
“I was steaming my skirt this morning.”
“And what does that have to do with your leg looking like that?” I said.
“Well, I had the skirt on and I was in a hurry and saw it needing steaming so I thought…”
“No, you didn’t! You steamed it while you were in it?”
I hope you’ve never done this yourself. Or, maybe after reading this, if you find yourself in a similar situation (no time, wrinkles) you’ll remember this little post and not do what she did. The pic on the left is the reenactment of that very large error on her part.
When it comes to clothes care, it is best to not be wearing the clothes you are steaming because:
Hurry+hot steam applied near skin=big ole blister
Have you had any adventures or mishaps with hand-held steamers? I’m old-fashioned and don’t mind pulling out the ironing board and the steam iron so I rarely use them. What’s your preferred way of coaxing out wrinkles?