Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tutorial: How to Get New Bedding

Listen up, ladies.  If you are really wanting to replace your current bedding, but aren't sure how to talk your significant other into handing over the credit card, I've got the solution.  Have your leading man jump on the bed and rip the bedspread down the center.  Not kidding.  Does he really have a choice when the bedspread is torn down the middle?

It truly was so ironic.  I have thought for some time that I was SO tired of the bedding in the "green room," as we call it at our house.  Basically, this room is my apartment bedroom made over.  So, I've been staring at this silk bedding for quite a while.  However, it's one of those things where you can't really justify replacing it just because you are tired of it.  It was in decent condition, I had pillows and curtains to match, and it wasn't too terribly out of style.  Replacing the bedding was on my to-do list somewhere after a million other really necessary fixes, so I was willing to live with it for a while. 

Until the other night...when Andy and Duncan starting rough-housing...and Andy jumped on the bed...and RIP. 

Bye, bye silk bedding. 

The best part about it was the way that Andy "broke the news" to me.  "Meg, please don't be mad, okay?"  "I was playing around with Duncan and the bedspread in the green room sort of ripped."  "Are you mad?"  This was the part where I played sort of serious.  "Well, what exactly do you mean it ripped?"  "Let me see how bad it is."  At this point Andy is more than slightly nervous and bracing for the worst.  What am I really thinking?  HALLELUJAH!  I get rid of that stupid bedding I'm so stinking tired of.  Thank you, Andy, for freeing me up to swipe the card and get something new.  But what do I say? "Well, Andy, you and Duncan just need to settle down, okay?"  "There really isn't any way that I can fix this."  "I'm going to have to replace this bedding now, I guess." 

And ladies, at this point, I have him right where I want him.  He feels more than slightly relieved that I have not just chewed him up and spit him out, so he is more than willing to allow me to replace the bedding that he has ruined. 

So there you have it.  You want to replace something in the home?  Get your guy to ruin it in some form or fashion, and your decision is already made.  Guilt-free bedding I come! 

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