“We imagine our delight in how much better a newer version will be instead of the antiquated one we’ve hung onto for longer than any of our beloved pets survived.”
There’s much to be said for hanging-on to what we’ve got.
Sheet straps: You know the kind, with the garter at the end for tethering sheet corners in place over your mattress. Maybe I toss and turn more than most, but I’ve been using the same old sheet straps for more years than I care to admit. I figured it’s time to replace them. Yes, I have sheets older than I care to admit, too.
When we replace a good old reliable the anticipation is that, surely in the past 20-years (ooops), technology has made improvements. We imagine our delight in how much better a newer version will be than the one we’ve hung onto for longer than any of our beloved pets survived. That’s a real motivator, what a treat to finally indulge frivolous gimmicks we’ve frugally denied ourselves anew for so long.
(Truthfully? In my case it’s more about forgetting them when I shop but we won’t open that can of worms right now.)
Well, I’m sorry Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, my new sheet straps leave much to be desired. The sad thing is, that’s not a surprise. It’s more like an old rerun of deja’ vu.
How many times have you replaced an old trusted reliable with a new fangled one only to find the new one isn’t nearly as well made or doesn’t work at all? So now what, I ask, I’m supposed to buy new sheets to fit the sheet straps? Is that the real (subliminal) message? Do sheet companies make these things?
I don’t need new sheets … except for the fact that my new sheet straps won’t attach to the sheets I already have, those being of thicker quality than most of today’s, too, I suppose.
At least my bed is freshly made … until tomorrow morning, when I fight refastening these new fangled sheet straps, which is worse than not having them in the first place.
Now that I think about it, maybe now’s the time to replace my bed. I’ve been wanting to do that for a while. That would mean entirely new bedding, from sheets to pillow cases to dust ruffle and bedspread, which means I’d also need new drapes … … … now where the heck did I put those old sheet straps?
Hang on, hang on, hang on to what you’ve got.
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