Tuesday, August 26, 2008

i write letters

Dear Fancy and Expensive Linen Company:

While most people will eventually figure out that it's an abbreviation for the size "standard" (which, in the US, is more commonly known as "king," anyway), printing STD in large letters on the packaging is not likely to increase the sales of your sheets.

love,
niobe

19 comments:

The Nanny said...

Well, I think the more p.c. term is "STI" nowadays, anyway :-)

Maggie said...

Ha ha ha! This has brightened my entire day!

Brandy said...

That is WAY too funny.

slouching mom said...

snort.

oh, and EXCELLENT news below.

you will NEVER be about rainbows and unicorns, babe. face it. ;)

Tash said...

Bwah.

Furrow said...

Hmm. A friend of mine and his wife were recently shopping for mattresses, and were amused to find that the queen set they were considering was called "Solitude." So if it's a choice between solitude or an STD in bed, I wonder which one most people would choose.

(I think unicorns and kitties dancing down a rainbow would make a fine new blog header.)

MckMama said...

hardy har har har. i LOVE "catching" stuff like that. nice work!!

G said...

bahaha classic!

That and Short term disability.

"Oh she is out on her STD"

Kymberli said...

Chuckle.

the dragonfly said...

Ha!

..yeah, pretty sure that's not the best marketing strategy..

painted maypole said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

thirtysomething said...

I nearly choked, I laughed so hard. It is amazing how some things actually make it onto the shelves!(that could be frightening if we put some thought into it)

And AWESOME news about the Ob.

Can't quiiiiite picture you being about fuzzy 'widdle' anythings, especially kitties! ;)

Magpie said...

Re; post below, should we start talking about baby dust and giving you ((hugs))? Ack. But good news. A good doctor is a good thing.

Just Meim said...

Love it! However, my all-time fav is a description of a men's cologne in an A.von book that referred to it as "sensual woody". I'm usually naive enough not to notice that kind of thing, but even I laughed out loud!

Rebecca said...

Wow, is a King really standard in the US? Here a standard double bed is what you call a Queen, I think. Smaller bedrooms, probably :P

Antigone said...

STD's for Christmas for everyone!

niobe said...

Rebecca: I wondered about that too. But I think that, in context, "standard" referred to a standard king, rather than the even more enormous "California king."

Aurelia said...

OMG about the STD

And I am very very glad about the OB. How did you find this one?

Amelie said...

You should really write Niobe's Big Book of Helpful Hints someday. How else would they find out?
And very good news about the rainbows. Happy for you.