"What is the best age for a laundry manager?"
"Between 30 and 40. The employers prefer middle aged ladies because the women need strict keeping in order. Even the forewomen have to be carefully overlooked. I knew one who used to take the laundresses into the public-house for drinks and when the day's work ended used to kiss them all round. The manager had to divert this over-flowing affection into another channel." (it doesn't say what!)