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Azure Jane Lunatic (Azz) 🌺 ([personal profile] azurelunatic) wrote2011-05-13 07:43 pm
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There are impulse purchases, and then there are impulse purchases.

Last night, I totally impulse-purchased a bed. (I mean, I just completed my first week at my new temp job, and yay paycheck, and it's seven fucking thirty in the morning, so I'm going to have to maintain a very strict diurnal schedule to keep it, and I've been *thinking* about upgrading...)

There I was headed for Trader Joe's, and I saw that the mattress store was still open, and I popped open, and the next thing I realize, I'm on my phone arranging for enough money to be in my checking account (god, I love living in the future, I didn't have to talk to a single human being to do that) and telling the guy to deliver the bed on Sunday.

"What kind of mattress have you been sleeping on?" he asks me, as I perch on the edge of the unimaginably luxurious cheapest mattress in the store, the one that's discounted $100 on account of the upcoming sale weekend.

"To call it a 'mattress' dignifies the thing a little too much," I say, and he beams at me indulgently; clearly he's heard this sort of hyperbole before. "It was a hand-me-up from my brothers," I elaborate. "One of those folding thingies, from IKEA." He looks sympathetic. "Foam mattress about yea thick," and I measure out about three inches with my fingers. "Then one of those little foam pads, about yea thick," (one inch), "but that's in at least three pieces at this point." Unmitigated horror crosses his countenance. "And then there's the cardboard..." He masters his expression by the time I conclude, "And of course a folded comforter or two, so there's a little bit more padding."

Yes, it was high time for a real, grown-up bed of my own.

It gets delivered Sunday. And they haul the old one away. I can't wait.

Cross-posted to [community profile] insomnia.
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[personal profile] majoline 2011-05-14 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
Your previous "bed" horrifies me.

Also, ooooh new-to-me comm. :)
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[personal profile] silverflight8 2011-05-14 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations, omg-that-was-a-bed?, and I kind of lost it at your first sentence. I didn't know it was possible to impulse-buy a bed XD
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2011-05-14 04:53 am (UTC)(link)
"I accidentally the whole bed!"
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[personal profile] trixieleitz 2011-05-14 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations, and sweet dreams!
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[personal profile] jd 2011-05-14 06:35 am (UTC)(link)
Goodbye, little futon! You served us ... well, saved us from sleeping on the floor, so it's at least something.
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[personal profile] waketosleep 2011-05-14 09:30 am (UTC)(link)
Man, I think you will sleep much better now. And your back might like you more.
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[personal profile] arkeiryn 2011-05-14 11:22 am (UTC)(link)
I was going to tell you off for impulse buying something as big as a bed... But by the sounds of it, you really, really needed it *hugs*
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[personal profile] xinef 2011-05-14 12:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Sometimes impulse buys are totally the right thing to do. Enjoy!
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[personal profile] poulpette 2011-05-14 08:07 pm (UTC)(link)
YAY MATTRESS! You're in for some better nights :D

[identity profile] 2011-05-14 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
I think it took us 3 or 4 months of shopping around looking for the one mattress we both fell in love with...and then waiting for a sale so we could actually afford it without flattening the savings account.

The only problem with it now is that the cats like it too, and we have to fight them for bedspace.

[identity profile] 2011-05-15 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Awesome, isn't it? Glad you got a new bed, from the sound of it definitely about damn time!