Sunday, October 30, 2005

If this doesn't gross you out, nothing will.

We went furniture shopping this last week and as we tested out a mattress, I noticed a placard/sign/ad thing posted on the opposite wall with a few horrendous statistics listed thereon...such as: The average person sweats FOUR GALLONS a month as they sleep. Now that's just disgusting. Also, the weight of a mattress will double in ten years because of all the dead mites inside. Apparently, these facts were supposed to sicken you to the point of buying an outrageously priced HEALTHY mattress...I guess you could take off the top part and wash it...? Anyway...it caused me to think... So in twenty years, the weight of the mattress will triple? In thirty, it will quadruple? Will there ever come a time when it becomes so heavy, it cannot be moved, because it is so full of dead mites?

I have one word for you: Ew.

8 comments:

DJ said...

So THAT'S why beds are so hard to move! man, just when you think it's safe to sleep, BAM, statistics! Brrrrr....

Loreo said...

That is a real crock!!!! I guess that's their Halloween trick for you!

KW said...

Well, I guess dead mites are better than alive. Pretty gross.

CARmelo said...

I see this as a challenge!!! I will sleep on the bed I have for the next 20...no 40 years then I will get my grandchildren to move it on a scale....all in the name of science!

Kristi said...

Since I'm always on the cold side, I can't believe I'd sweat 4 gallons a month! And dead mites in the mattress? That is so disgusting.

Marie said...

Hey you guys if you're ever in Va. again stop at our house. We're not far from 81, 495, 95...etc... my dad knows roads a whole lot better than moi!
We're like 1 and a half hours from DC...
We love company and we'll feed ya too...but not to the bears or the deer...
they don't need our help they do ok by themselves victimizing people.
One fanatical deer...(it wasn't very dear) was on a kamakazi mission, so he ran into my car, but that's another story.
God bless ya'll:)

DJ said...

One very important fact those so called experts forgot. Those mites will eventually decay and not exist, thus reducing the weight.

So it becomes a race between mite death and mite decay. Isn't that pleasant? lol...

Laughter said...

Coooooooooooooooooool.

:-D