Not long ago, I wrote an article about the terrible satisfaction I felt whenever I saw a crumpled mattress on the side of the road or a broken box spring.
This means that some idiots did not tie the mattress very well and the mattress flew off his car.
Several readers shared their own stories about mattress accidents.
Michelle Thompson of Ashton drove to Washington with a friend and bought her a mattress.
They secured it firmly on the roof rack of the car with a lot of bungee rope.
When they were driving near the RFK Stadium-
On the opening day of D. C.
Manchester United season-
When the mattress slid down from the top of the car and fell behind them, they looked in horror.
Michelle said: \"Fortunately, when we parked, there was no one else behind us, only the parking lot in the D. parking lot. C.
Manchester United fans are chasing.
I don\'t think I ever laughed so badly.
When he ran around trying to fix it, I completely lost my ability.
\"They tied the mattress to the roof shelf very seriously.
The only problem is that the roof rack is broken.
\"We did our best to drive slowly on our way home,\" said Michelle . \".
Lisa Atwood from Rockville drove to I-
One night last spring, when she saw a mattress on the highway sign near Montrose Road, 270 thorns.
\"It is under the control of the light that it curl under the logo and shines at it,\" she said . \". Her boyfriend (
Now fiance, she pointed it out soon)
I don\'t believe her.
She insisted that the next day they were driving by 40 feet metres in the air.
\"We like to guess how it got there,\" Lisa wrote . \".
\"This must be a combination of broken single-lap hemp lines ---those fools! --
There is also a strong headwind.
What a beautiful sight must be!
\"Yes, what is the scene.
It\'s like a giant manta ray sailing over the raging waves. Except not.
Of course, the laws of physics stipulate that there is nothing to laugh at flying mattresses. Susan S.
Salt water of Mich.
, Sent me a 1996 cut from Detroit Free Press about a 13-year-old mother and father accused of deathyear-old daughter.
They put her on the van to prevent the springs of the mattress and the case from shifting.
The result is fatal.
On the other hand, you may say that some people are particularly careful.
Joanne Maestri wrote that her son recently tried to buy mattresses at a store near Clemson University in South Carolina where he attended.
\"After finding the house he wanted, the sales staff asked him how he would get it to his townhouse,\" Joanne wrote . \".
\"When he replied that he was going to tie it to the roof, the salesperson said he couldn\'t sell it to him.
I haven\'t figured out if it\'s just to increase the delivery fee or if he really thinks it\'s safe.
\"I called the Clemson mattress to find out.
Manager David Stuck says they offer free shipping and installation services over $800.
Less than that, $25 for twins or full. size mattress;
The Queen or King is $35.
This price includes the installation and removal of the old mattress.
Customers do not have to pay for delivery.
The store will tie the mattress to your car, but only if you have a roof rack.
There is no roof rack and you have to pay for delivery.
\"This is just a matter of our responsibility,\" said David . \".
\"If it is not safe when it leaves the store, they lose their mattress on a big highway and they will come back and ask for some money.
David says his staff are experts in bundling mattresses.
They use the rope and have a favorite knot that allows them to hold it tightly together.
Mandy golshor of Springfield said that when she and her husband bought an 8-foot-
Soon after they got married, Home Depot\'s long board.
\"While I was standing and waiting, he used the hemp rope countless times through the open windows until it was safe,\" said Mandy . \".
\"Well, you guessed it right.
In the process of tying it to the roof, he closed the door and we had to climb into the window and enter the car.
\"Although Ashburn\'s Kirstin Bloy claims to have never had a mattress on any of her cars, she used to tie a love seat bedroom on the top of Ford\'s Pinto in 79 years
It was in her early 90 s when she went to college at Superior, Wis.
Kirstin is sure there will be a cute but ridiculous sofa in her car hatch.
She wrote: \"When it became apparent that it would not happen, my friend and I went back to the store and bought some hemp ropes to tie this heavy behemoth to the top of my car.
They then traveled at 20 miles an hour on a very steep bridge connecting Duluth, Minnesota.
Their hands stretch out the window and hold the sofa to prevent the sofa from sliding onto the windshield.
\"What\'s interesting is that a lot of people passed us on the bridge and honked at the car as if we didn\'t know there was a 200-
The pound sofa tied to the top of my car.
She concluded: \"This is my stupid little story and I can\'t believe an email
I admit to owning a Ford Pinto with a sofa attached to it and living in the Superior of Wisc.
\"It\'s okay, Kirstin.
I know your secret.
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