Over the last few months or so, Cora's been having a bit of a "Goldilocks Issue".
One pillow was too thin.
One pillow was too thick and hard.
When my "Copperlocks" mentioned bringing in a some of the pillows from the sofa, I reached into my bag of trick. Technically, it was my SpaceBag of tricks. Back when I moved in, a friend gave me a bed set that had all kinds of decorative pillows and decorative pillow shams. And so I bought some big fluffy, square "European pillows" to fill some of those out. When Cora moved in, I packed all that up into a vacuum packed Spacebag, and stored them away. Now I put them to use.
After a few days, my beautiful bride proclaimed this pillow "just right". And face it, folks, when your spouse has had the spinal issues that mine has had, when she says that something is bothering her neck, you hop to it.
The only issue in my book was that the pillow didn't have a legitimate pillow case, just this pillow sham, which was not all that soft. (Cora didn't mention it. She was too happy with her new cushy pillow!)
So, last Thursday, I walked to the huge department store downtown. (This is just before I about got killed by the falling glass.)
I was in their bedding department, and had this conversation with a sales associate. We will call her, "MArCY".
MArCY – Can I help you?
Scope – Yes, I'm looking for a pillow case for a European style pillow. All I see are pillow shams for them.
MArCY – They don't make pillow cases for European style pillows. They would just fall out. You need to use a pillow sham.
Scope - (Then just make them like shams. Duh!) Well, then do you have any plain white simple SHAMS that we can use for pillow cases?
MArCY – Yes, here are some made out of our finest cotton.
Scope - $100! For one pillowcase?
MArCY – It's a pillow SHAM.
Scope – It certainly is! My wife would KILL me if I brought home $100 pillow SHAMS. Do you have anything more… economical.
MArCY – Well, the green trimmed ones are on clearance. They are on sale for $47, and then 50% off of that.
Scope – So, I'll take two. For… $47.