I was annoyed the last few times I flipped through the bed linen section of a catalogue. Why are satin, lace, silky, furbelowed duvet sets only available in double or king size? Single sets are usually things like Hello Kitty, Spiderman and the Disney princesses, or they have large brown dots or stripes on. Hello, I’m over 40, and although I have a double bed at my own house, my tenants are currently sleeping in it. If I chose to, could I not have satiny or frilly deals on my single bed to celebrate the fact that I can stretch out luxuriously while nobody sits clipping his toenails on the foot of the bed (unless I accidentally let Samson in)?
Hmm…. Hello Kitty. (Muses).
Come to think of it, I’d get one. I have a Hello Kitty desktop, so why not? I could have a different picture on my bed every day. Hello Kitty today, Barbarella tomorrow, Nemo the clown fish the day after tomorrow (unless they have a nice cosy Day After Tomorrow pattern). Pity they don’t do fractal ones or ‘design your own’, though I suppose nothing is stopping us from designing our own anyway. I could take up quilting and print favourite fractals on each square… if I was really clever and dedicated, I could turn it into a mosaic of a monster fractal, and then I’d have special reason to freak out when the cats come and clip their toenails on it.
I think I’ll stick with Hello Kitty.
I found this BBC News article just now: Singles ‘face Alzheimer’s risk’. If there’s anything logical in that at all, I don’t think it’s got anything to do with marriage; it has a lot to do with the state of society and the loss of community. When I found it, I had just come from typing that silly piece about single people never having the option of sleeping on satin sheets, and I thought “ah ha…. and it’s no wonder we end up with Alzheimer’s! We are treated like children.” (Hides Hello Kitty duvet set under the bed).
Having read the article all the way to the end, I was left feeling rather puzzled. What do vacuum cleaners have to do with it? Maybe I should socialize with my little white one more often. I keep it shut in the cubby hole and never talk to it.