These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I'm SO Confused!

You know those labels that come on all pillows? The ones that give the content, care instructions and that BIG SCARY one that says, "DO NOT REMOVE UNDER PENALTY OF LAW"? Do you know how many people are really afraid to remove them because they can be convinced that the warning applies to the retailer, not the consumer?

Well, I usually don't cut those pesky labels off. I don't because I think of it at only one time ... when I'm putting fresh sheets on the bed. By the time I'm doing pillow cases, I'm usually tired of the process and ready to be done, so I put the pillow into the case tag-end first. Why? So that the tags don't tickle my nose in the night. And with a promise that I will get the scissors and cut them off ... NEXT TIME ... I sigh a happy sigh and I'm done!

I laughed at myself a while back, during a high stress period of my life. As I was performing the ritual, I thought about circumcising the pillow, but I didn't because ...are you ready for this? ... I thought, "How would I know which end goes into the case first?" No, honestly, I did!! And the pillow was encased before I realized my thinking error!

Well, I'm here today to say ... I cut the warning label off my pillows!!! Yes, I did, and I'm proud! I'm free! It's a brave new world ahead for me!! The photo above is proof. Yep, that is the tag from one of the pillows!! Hurray for me! I am woman, hear me roar!!!

But now I'm confused ......... how will I ever know which end of the pillow to put in the case first? I see sleepless nights ahead.


  1. You could be come bi-piller and change it every week. Okay so that wasn't that funny.

  2. What a rebel!! You are the poster child for the saying, "Well behaved women rarely make history".

    What's next???? Cutting the tags off the mattress? :)

  3. You are TOO FUNNY!!!

    I sure hope you don't have any law enforcement officers reading your blog! If so, you're goin DOWN lady!!! LOL

  4. I was laughing the whole entire time I read your post!!! I was not laughing AT you but WITH you!!! Because I don't cut those stupid tags off either! When I was a kid, I always wondered if somehow "they" would know if you cut the tags off.

  5. MLM - Hey, I like that! Bi-piller! LOL!!

    Caroline - Listen, I'm all for leaving a bit of scandal behind when I go! But I'd rather it be about the man on the pillow than the tag on the pillow!!

    Dawn - Aw, now, you're scaring me!! LOL!

    Gold - Glad you got a giggle!

    Daisy - OMG, I used to wonder that, too! How funny! Like a siren would go off when you applied the scissors, right?? giggle!

  6. You know I am very very reluctant to remove those tags. Crazy!!! Glad you took the leap Lynilu!

  7. That is the first thing I do. I have been in violation of the law since the day I bought my first mattress followed by a pillow. What is so funny is the tag isn't directed to the consumer it is for the mattress/pillow dealers. Funny post.

  8. Ma'am you are under arrest. You have the right to remain silent.

  9. LOL at Sandra. Just so you know Sandra....Lynilu is kind of a bad ass. We need to watch her closely.

  10. That's rich!! And something I would think. LOL

  11. Patti - Aren't we dweeby slaves to "THE LAW"??

    Pepper - Ooouuuuu. You're such a pioneer!!

    Dear FBI,
    I'M SORRRRRRRRRY!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sandra - Funny lady!! I wondered who did that!!

    Caroline - HEY!!!!!!

    Jenster - Be careful! I have a twisted mind(see above), so be careful about aligning with me!!

  12. That's okay, Lynilu. I think you've read enough of my blog to know I, too, have a twisted mind. :o)

  13. You, my dear, are a rebel! :)

  14. You are a wild woman. That's all I'm sayin'.

  15. Jenster - Isn't that wht makes life fun? :)

    Casey - Yeah, I'm wearing my James Dean outfit today to prove it! Hmm. Somehow, it doesn't lok as good on me as it did on him. LOL!

    Jenn - Yup, yup, yup! (emitting loud Tarzan yell) :)

  16. I never even thought about the fact that those labels were for the retailer not the consumer!!! THanks

  17. BEM - Don't feel alone! I've talked with several people who said the same!! Welcome, BTW!


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