We received a brochure from Drexel university…they want to sell us a bed linens!
It turns out that they have long twin beds in the dorms and normal twin sheets won’t fit.
lucky for us, they just happen to have three package deals that are just too good to pass up!
At least my wife thinks so…2 sets of sheets, 4 pillowcases, 2 sets of towels, a cute little hamper and all of it “matchy-matchy!”
I really hated to interrupt her flow but sometimes a man’s got to do what a man’s got to do!
“Honey, we are talking about our son.”
That didn’t seem to make any impact at all.
“Why does he need two sets of sheets?”
“Well, that way he will always have a clean one.”
Women! Since when? If my son is anything like the typical young adult male, he will change the sheets when the first set of sheets become unbearable.
“Yes, but then he will be able to wash them and have a clean set waiting.”
“Honey, he’s a guy. He’ll roll them into a ball, throw them in the closet and they will get washed when the second set becomes unbearable. By that time, the first set will be stinking up the whole dorm room! Except he won’t notice because it will be his stink and he kind of likes that smell anyway! He’s a guy!”
I could tell that those thoughts had never crossed her mind. I could see the feminine fog starting to thin a little.
“Think about it…a young man…at college faced with the following decisions…
…go hang out with his friends or wash the sheets?
That’s a tough one but I’m guessing that the friends win.
…sleep in or or wash the sheets?
That is self explanatory. Women will even do that one.
…go to class or wash the sheets?
The sheets better lose this one!
…wrestling or wash the sheets?
The sheets are beginning to stink
…study or wash the sheets?
Maybe the extra set of sheets just might get done.”
I concluded, “We are going to give him one set of sheets and one towel. That way, they will get washed fairly regularly.”
She didn’t really argue much after that.