I’m not sure what’s more hazardous – moving a mattress without properly tying it down or living with a journalist! Well, last week I experienced a dangerous combination of both when we went to purchase a new mattress for our guest bedroom. We were literally going less than a mile and staying under 30 mph, so I wasn’t concerned about tying the mattress down – even though we had tie-downs in the car.
A few blocks into our journey, my wife told me it looked like the mattress was lifting up. I wasn’t too concerned, but I pulled into the far right lane and slowed down a bit. Well, apparently that wasn’t enough!
“Uh, our mattress is on the street” my wife said in a calm voice that made the improbable seem unlikely. But oh yes, I looked back in my mirror and saw our mattress on the street with cars swerving around it! Luckily, no one wrecked into each other or ran over it as we drove around the block to come back and get it. The mattress made it unscathed, but my reputation may not have!