Sunday, December 17, 2017

I put on a pillowcase


I put on a pillowcase the same way my mother did. I turn it inside out first, then grab the corners of the pillow from the corners inside, then turn the pillowcase right side out as I tug it back over the pillow.

And isn’t it funny how hard it is to describe such a simple everyday task?

And isn’t it even funnier that I would bother to take the time?

Yes. As funny as a gumball for a dime.

Or a face like mine, when all the world is wanting.



6 comments:

Jonathan Chant said...

Grand work. The one that gets me is the duvet cover, a job that requires complete patience and concentration or you end up in a frustrating mess. I think I re-learn true patience every time I change a bed. Hope you are well William.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Jonathan, all is well here, and I hope the same for you. I’ve figured it out: each time I make the bed, I walk approximately five miles.

*** said...

It would take a lot of retraining to get me to try this - starting with turning the cases inside out, straight from the dryer. Counter-intuitive! I think I'll take the road I know.

The inside out routine never 'turned out' well for me with the duvet, either. I've taken to makin' that task a tandem affair - just one more way my husband and I can fall-over one another while attending to household chores in a tiny house.

I do make a mean, military corner, tho...

Ummmm... gumballs

William Michaelian said...

I wanted to say penny, but it didn’t rhyme.

My dear wife is quite amused by my pillowcase method. But I would have about as much luck starting with it right side out as I would blowing my nose with my right hand.

And when we make the bed together, I walk only a few feet. Go figure.

Gary B. Fitzgerald said...

I'll need to sleep on this one.

William Michaelian said...

Ha! Fortunately, there’s another bedroom down the hall.