Monday, 5 September 2011

Shopping with MissM

The Great Bed of Ware

MrsM is browsing peacefully.
MissM and the Charming MasterN
are doing the hard work.

MissM
Hi!
We were looking for you
We've got everything I need for uni.


Charming MasterN
Don't worry!
It is all very good value.


MrsM
What's this?
A plain red duvet cover?


MissM
I haven't chosen anything expensive.

MrsM
It doesn't match your towels.

MissM
That's true.
But that doesn't matter.
Does it?


MrsM
Matter?
Of course it matters.
I can't let you go to university
with a plain duvet cover
that doesn't match your towels.
My life is too short
to waste it worrying about you.
Find a shop assistant.
I need to talk to someone.

22 comments:

  1. Oh dear. Doing some of this myself this weekend.

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  2. Of course it matters.
    My goodness.

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  3. Question. How can a plain duvet cover NOT match the towels? ps, you mean, you life is shorten by worrying, don't you? Xo someone has to play the Devil's advocate.

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  4. I think Alice is being tongue in cheek about this, Kathe. Good luck with it all, I am sure she will have a lovely time.
    This post reminds me of those What Katy Did stories where the redhead was never allowed to wear pink? or is it another author from that period?

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  5. Nice to know she is mindful of the budget - that way you won't be short of spare cash when the pole request arrives!

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  6. Collapsible laundry bin - check. Collapsible drying rack - check. Collapsible crates - check. Collapsible mother - check.

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  7. Genevieve, could you be thinking of Anne of Green Gables?

    Oh dear,I hadn't thought of all this extra expense involved in going to university.

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  8. the university duvet cover choice is of paramount importance. I still have the one I bought myself in the first term, it's in the "to cut up pile" but I can't quite bring myself to do it....

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  9. I had a hideous, hideous duvet cover at university. I am so relieved Miss M won't be making the same mistake.

    We are off to buy pencil cases. It could be worse.

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  10. MrsM badly brought up chromatically probably.
    For example, "Blue and green should never be seen without a colour in between" has been one of the dictats in our family.

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  11. mmmhh is that what happens to a mother's brain when all their kids are about to flee the nest?

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  12. Can you imagine where un-matched towels and duvets might lead? What a very good think you put a halt to such a thing.

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  13. Best to sort these things early. CK thinks there is no correlation btween the colour of the curtains and the fittings and furnishings in the rest of the room.

    @Lucille - tres droll.

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  14. You should see my airing cupboard then that would shock you to the core! ;-)

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  15. I need a like button for Lucille's comment ;D

    Forget matching, if she'll be doing her own laundry the important question is 'are all items sufficiently dyefast to be bunged in the wash together and not all come out mudcoloured?' ... students have no time for sorting stuff pre wash ... trust me, I speak from experience ;)

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  16. It's great that she is being frugal, but...must maintain integrity. Good job, MrsM

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  17. I do know not to leave wet towels on a bed. And I do know that having white towels and white bedding means that if anyone (naming no names) ever does this, I can't see them and by nighttime the damage is done.

    Matching towels are a problem, I think.

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  18. Sue, I like to think Lucy Montgomery would have let Anne wear pink, but I imagine the neighbours would have had plenty to say about it too!
    I just have a feeling Katy or Clover had a redheaded friend - I remember thinking, 'how very silly', anyhow.

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  19. I know, right?

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  20. Did you find matching bed curtains too? Those are always the trickiest to source!

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  21. If only my mother worried about my duvet matching my towel! I am starting to question her affection towards me!!.....I hope I remember this when my daughter reaches the uni stage.

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  22. The important thing is to have distinctive towels so that there is no doubt that they belong to you. Therefore plain towels are unacceptable.

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