you do and you clean it up!

The most pretentious display of useless household adornment I’ve seen was in a room at a colleague’s house. I commented that whoever measured and cut their floor-to-ceiling yellowish-green shiny satin drapes didn’t do a very good job because there appeared to be several feet of excess material spread out and around the floor at the base of the windows. I was told the extra length was called “puddling” and was quite intentional. Raising a litter of puppies from time to time caused me to then comment that we also have puddles on our floor about the same color as the drapes. Probably paid a lot less for ours too.


About Marcus

Who me? Introverted, neurotic, self-absorbed, increasingly cynical observer of human nature and part time social critic in hiding. Most of my life spent avoiding growing up. The naive idealistic passions of youth have evolved into the eclectic eccentricities of adulthood. Northeast Florida small-town native, related to people I can't relate to. Simultaneously my own best friend and worst enemy. Politically and spiritually unaffiliated, my personal ideologies put me all over the map or off it completely.
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3 Responses to you do and you clean it up!

  1. cat_wrangler says:

    Evidently their puddles don’t attract the dust bunnies and cat fur that are attracted to ‘puddled drapes’ in the Koon household…
    puddles need paper towels and mops…

  2. binky011 says:

    Aw, you ol’ curmugeon, you. I bet you hurt his/her feelings with that one. 🙂

  3. dearest_b says:

    Aww! I remember puddled curtains very well!
    A couple of summers ago, i made a nice wedge of money putting hems on lots of people curtains.They’d got fed up with their cats sleeping on them. Or the kids tripping over em.
    I think,that was one of my favourite naff ideas.

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