I have some confessions to make.
- My TV is on a lot.
- I don’t look at it much – it functions primarily as background noise for me, much like the radio did for me back in olden times.
- When I am actually watching TV I keep the remote close at hand because I don’t like watching the ads – I usually start channel surfing the moment a program breaks for a commercial.
That’s how I came to learn how to fold a T-Shirt.
One morning about a year ago I was watching one of the 24 hour news channels, either CNN or MSNBC, and as was my habit I started channel surfing at a commercial break. I don’t stay on a channel very long whilst I surf -a few seconds only – just long enough to determine if I want to stop – then its on to the next channel.
On one of the channels I saw two women walking from one side of the set to the other as one said: “Now I’m going to show you the proper way to fold a T-Shirt”. By the time that sentence registered in my mind I was already at the next channel – but it intrigued me enough that I immediately switched back.
You see, I had been folding T-Shirts for decades but I had never been satisfied with the result of my efforts. The shirts took up too much space in the dresser drawer and they didn’t stack neatly. So I thought maybe I could learn something here.
The woman was Martha Stewart – – I can’t stand Martha Stewart. She is so bleeping perfect at everything – cooking, household tasks, crafts – you name it. Nobody should be perfect!
Nevertheless, I put animus aside and watched her demonstrate the proper way to fold a T-Shirt. I was amazed! It was so simple and neat. I immediately went to the dresser and grabbed a T-Shirt and attempted to do it myself.
I discovered that my clumsy awkward hands with fingers that function like ten left thumbs on a right-handed person were able to fold T-Shirts into tight flat rectangles that lie in neat stacks – just like Martha!
I demonstrate Martha’s method in this video. Please understand that I do a much better job when I don’t have the pressure of being on camera! 😀