it’s always like this

March 30, 2008

are you sheetin’ me?!

Filed under: maybe it's me — notsojenny @ 4:53 pm

i just have to vent right now.  i was trying to do some online shopping, hoping that my minor rage would subside, but no luck. 

so i’m at M’s.  when i spend the weekends here i bring my laundry (it’s so much cheaper than the ‘mat).  so this week i brought a bunch of whites to bleach.  i recently stumbled across a great deal on some really great sheets.  i’m a linens snob and i don’t buy sheets or towels that i wouldn’t want to wrap myself in day and night.  so i bought this new set in white.  i never buy white sheets or towels but recently decided to so that i can just bleach the crap (not literally) out of them.  so anyway, M decided to strip his bed and throw his white sheets in at the same time.  that’s cool.  i mean it’s his w/d and all so i didn’t think anything of it.  until they were dry.  when we pulled them out to begin folding we came across the how-will-we-tell-these-apart issue.  so we looked at the tags, they both pretty much said “cotton”, so that didn’t help.  then we compared the pillowcase size, that didn’t help.  but there was a distinct difference in the texture of the sheets. 

it’ll probably help if i go back a step to explain how much i dislike M’s sheets.  he always has white sheets, which i can’t stand.  and they’re not the softest, most comfortable sheets in the world, and mine always are.  so he felt both of the sheets and decided that the softer ones were his.  i began posing questions to him to make him realize that he was wrong, to no avail.  so the whole time i knew that the soft ones were mine.  the new purchase that i was so proud of.  yet he decided that i was wrong and took my set.  he seriously dressed his bed in my sheets and insists they’re his.  maybe i’m being a teapot but i’m really ticked.  of course i can’t explain to him that the other sheets are his because his blow.  he doesn’t agree.  but i would never buy the set of sheets he’s now left me with.  mine also had a nice thick folded edge.  his have the sad skinny kind. 

i’m so mad right now.  i’m not going to use this crappy set of sheets so i’m just going to leave them here.  but i’m just so mad.  i have no way to prove that he’s wrong so i don’t have much of a leg to stand on once we get past the “your sheets feel like recycled t.p. and i would never pay real paper money for that shit!” conversation.  and he always thinks i’m wrong anyway so it doesn’t matter when i say “i just know!”.  but i pay such fine attention to the little details, like the size of the edge, and he doesn’t.  yet he still doesn’t believe me. 

he’s upstairs ironing now and i’m down here pouting with my laptop and wedding tv on in the background.  if he knows what’s good for him he’ll stay up there a while.



  1. venting on the blog is the best, isn’t it? That’s one of my favorite parts of mine: it’s like my own secret space to yell out what I’m feeling without getting the stares and facing the repercussions that would come with doing it in real life.

    Seriously, though? I can’t believe he took your sheets! Even if, somewhere in his mind, he thought he was right, he should have been the charitable boyfriend and wanted you to have the nicer ones. Now you have a reason to stay over more, right? Maybe next time he’s in the shower you should switch them :)

    Comment by magda — March 30, 2008 @ 8:54 pm

  2. If it was me, and I am a brat so don’t listen to me, I would rip the sheets of the bed. But if your sheets are new and his are older wouldn’t the tag be a little worn on his? Something to think about. But I say get the damn sheets back!

    Comment by penelope23 — March 31, 2008 @ 9:46 am

  3. Just switch em when he’s not looking. Trust me- us guys never know the difference. That’s why I am surprised that he was so adamant about insisting the sheets were his.

    Comment by Matt — April 1, 2008 @ 9:38 am

  4. I agree with Penelope…which might be why I am boy toy-less

    Comment by FRM — April 1, 2008 @ 10:38 am

  5. So I am going to repost 3 of my comments since I didn’t realize I wasn’t logged in and that my comments were disappearing….Bleh

    #1 – I totally agree with Penelope…. which is probably why I am boy toy-less.

    Comment by FRM — April 1, 2008 @ 10:44 am

  6. […] i get my sheets […]

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