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Started by moto748 on Mar 19, 2022 12:07:16 PM
How long are your apron-strings?

I bought another butcher's apron the other day. But I was disappointed to see that the apron-strings weren't long enough to tie at the front (as they are on my old apron). This in turn brought back a distant childhood memory, aged maybe 5 or 6, of 'helping Mummy', where one of the tasks was to tie her apron-strings in a bow behind her. Although I'm sure she was quite capable of tying it herself. So how long are yours?

Shadrack22 - 19 Mar 2022 13:58:18 (#1 of 27)

Neither of us wears an apron when cooking. I thought they were one of those items that nobody bothered with these days, like wearing rubber gloves when washing up. However, this thread reminds me that we have a Lake Como apron sent by Anthony16 (RIP). I’ve just measured the apron strings and they are 21.5 inches.

phantlers - 19 Mar 2022 14:34:57 (#2 of 27)

A butcher's apron should indeed tie at the front. So you are either too fat or you've been diddled.

cozzer - 19 Mar 2022 16:36:25 (#3 of 27)

A gentleman never asks.

fogger - 19 Mar 2022 16:51:28 (#4 of 27)

My memories of 'helping Mummy' are a lot different.

moto748 - 19 Mar 2022 17:11:16 (#5 of 27)

Not too fat. Old apron ties correctly. I agree a butcher type *should * tie at the front.

phantlers - 19 Mar 2022 17:47:46 (#6 of 27)

Heh. No offence intended!

JohnIlly - 19 Mar 2022 17:49:33 (#7 of 27)

Why do you need the apron to tie at the front? Grown-ups can usually manage to tie a bow behind their back.

moto748 - 19 Mar 2022 17:54:30 (#8 of 27)


phantlers - 19 Mar 2022 18:06:51 (#9 of 27)

A pinafore ties at the back.

and only a ninny wears a pinny

moto748 - 19 Mar 2022 18:22:59 (#10 of 27)

Fair point.

Macpaddy - 19 Mar 2022 18:29:41 (#11 of 27)

A tie at the pack pinafore would look ridiculous on a butcher. Fine for Beaky, though.

Dubris - 19 Mar 2022 21:11:15 (#12 of 27)

one of those items that nobody bothered with these days, like wearing rubber gloves when washing up

Hang on - you do the washing up without rubber gloves? What madness is this?

JennyRad - 19 Mar 2022 21:26:57 (#13 of 27)

A grown-up may be able to tie a bow behind them, but I most certainly can't. I can just about plait my hair behind me, but that is a struggle; a bow definitely doesn't work. (When I have to put those hideous plastic aprons on at FIL's nursing home I just tie a knot and tear it when I remove it.)

phantlers - 19 Mar 2022 21:35:47 (#14 of 27)

You could put it on back to front and then turn it around before sticking your head through the top bit.

HorstVogel - 19 Mar 2022 21:36:34 (#15 of 27)

Didn't some people get nasty sores when washing up without rubber gloves? I suppose they don't washing up liquid like they did in the 70's.

Or use a dishwasher

Shadrack22 - 19 Mar 2022 21:47:12 (#16 of 27)

Hang on - you do the washing up without rubber gloves? What madness is this?

Wearing rubber gloves is a bit Kenneth Williams.

Dubris - 19 Mar 2022 21:48:03 (#17 of 27)

Not wearing rubber gloves would be messy and uncomfortable.

Also there's nothing wrong with being a bit Kenneth Williams.

phantlers - 19 Mar 2022 21:50:49 (#18 of 27)

Rubber gloves allow you to use much hotter water.

Tomnoddy - 19 Mar 2022 21:52:15 (#19 of 27)

Washing up glovelessly dries my hands right out. Back when I was a practising bench chemist, it gave me chronic dermatitis.

RosyLovelady - 20 Mar 2022 09:18:46 (#20 of 27)

There was an exciting health scare a while back when some people reckoned they were allergic to rubber gloves.

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