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Posted: 09.13.2002
Icky icky pucktang
Does anyone else have a spouse / S.O. that just can't let go of old bedding? You know...old pillowcases...nice and soft, but yellowed after a coupl'a years of use and abuse? Approximately two years ago, we bought this entire bedding set from Eddie Bauer (comforter, blanket, dust ruffle, shams, and sheet sets in tapestry vine and tapestry stripe).

We have a king-size bed, but use standard size pillows, so I had to buy extra pillow cases for those. I just compared the (still unused) king cases inside of their shams to the ones on our regular pillows and got grossed out. The color difference was way obvious. So since I had a 20% coupon code from Amazing-Bargains.com -- and Eddie Bauer still carries our bedding -- I went ahead and bought new, replacement pillow cases just now.

Well it seems I'm in trouble -- and it's not for spending the money. It's because he knows I'm pitching the old cases when the new ones show up. He had a pillow case when we got married that his mom hadn't been able to get away from him since at least junior high. I won. Even the "old and busted...new hotness" line didn't work this time though. I'm such a bad, bad wife.

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

People, see how she is just mean to me!

¤ ¤ credit: todd | 09.13.02 at 11:46 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Heh heh...just airing the "dirty laundry" dear... ;-)

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 09.13.02 at 11:47 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I AM one of those spouses. I have a pillow case that has been around since college, and the pillow almost as long. I can't sleep on anything else. I believe there is now a symbiotic relationship between my head and that pillow. If it goes, I will suffer greatly.

¤ ¤ credit: Stu D. | 09.13.02 at 11:49 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Uh oh. No safety in numbers! Aaaaah!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 09.14.02 at 12:12 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

okay, i confess. i have a pillowcase from college that is on my grandmothers pillow that was passed down to me - that pillowcase only goes on that pillow. and that pillow goes everywhere with me. plus, i just recently found out that my parents still have my Sesame Street pillowcase from when i was little. I'm afraid that one is sacred. it won't be going anywhere if i can help it!

¤ ¤ credit: Camille | 09.14.02 at 12:52 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I agree totally on that -- childhood ones ARE sacred! I still have my pillow from the third grade (and would have one further back than that if our house hadn't burned down). :-) The only reason I want these replaced is because they're part of a nice set -- no sentimental value. And they no longer "match".

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 09.14.02 at 01:10 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Todd sounds like my boyfriend. Jon has a Garfield pillowcase that's so worn away in spots that Garfield now only has one eye and no legs. Not to mention (gross) nose bleed stains. You have no idea how nasty it is. I bought a really nice set of sheets, which he claims feel like burlap (they're new, he's used to paper-thin sheets from wear), so Garfield stays. Bleh.

¤ ¤ credit: katie | 09.14.02 at 01:17 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

My wife still has her pillows in the corner of our room. The bed has a set of 6 pillows (2 for sleeping and 4 for showing)

I tried to get rid of them, it didn't happen. Aggghhh!

¤ ¤ credit: John | 09.14.02 at 09:35 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

OMG, Schaun still has all of his bedding from college. Horrible pillow cases that aren't even soft anymore and are all pilly, not to mention ugly and falling apart. Plus he still has the twin comforter from his dorm room bed that is all stained and nasty. Ugh!

¤ ¤ credit: Cheryl | 09.14.02 at 11:36 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

aside from sentimentally valued linen items, i can't understand the hanging onto an old ratty pillowcase. the new ones are so fresh and crisp and lovely!

i guess some of us never outgrow our blankies :) best not to take his blankie away, maybe just hide it in the closet during the day when you would otherwise have to look at it?

¤ ¤ credit: kd | 09.14.02 at 01:17 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

oh dude, you have no idea. It's a total man thing. My ex had a pillow from when he was a baby that I finally made him get rid of after we got married. It stank soooo bad. At first I thought he was going to run out to the dumpster and go and get it, but to this day he just swears that he doesn't get as good a nights sleep because I made him throw that pillow away.

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 09.14.02 at 05:04 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

my hubby also has this ratty old blankie that has more holes in it than i can count. he loves the thing. you can practically see through it in some spots (the spots that dont have holes yet). it is horrible...

¤ ¤ credit: jen | 09.14.02 at 06:17 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I just bought the ugliest sheets in the universe today. I think I'm going to have to blog about them.

¤ ¤ credit: krix | 09.14.02 at 06:49 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I'm with you Robyn. Unless it's the pillowcase you layed your head on the first time you got laid by your S.O. then ditch it. You're weird Todd! I just have a S.O. that has old ratty t-shirts with bugs bunny on them that he'll keep wearing till they just vaporise.

¤ ¤ credit: Jessica Parker | 09.14.02 at 07:32 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

The consort has both a trusty pillow and a pillowcase. I'm not allowed to put any other pillowcase on his pillow.
The bedsheets shall never match. Pale blue vs. black. Aigh.

¤ ¤ credit: Bill | 09.15.02 at 12:01 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Didn't South Park make a joke about Eddie Bauer in the episode when they found "his name is Steve, his name is Gorak"? Now I know who Eddie Bauer is!

¤ ¤ credit: Jessica Parker | 09.15.02 at 05:50 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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