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Pulaski Mar 4th 2014 1:45 pm

WTF in America
 
This isn't a peeve, nor a question, but it leaves me confounded every time I see a sign in the area, for a school or youth group fundraiser. How did selling mattresses ever come to be a popular method of fundraising? :confused:

Any other things that leave you scratching your head?

rpjs Mar 4th 2014 1:58 pm

Re: WTF in America
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 11157668)
Any other things that leave you scratching your head?

Leaving money on the table at a restaurant to pay for thr meal and/or tip the server in cash. I know they usually bring the check in a cover you can put the cash in but whenever we leave I always half-expect them to come running after us because someone has swiped it between us leaving and the server/busser picking it up. I'd never leave money on a table in the UK.

jibsymalone Mar 4th 2014 2:59 pm

Re: WTF in America
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 11157668)
This isn't a peeve, nor a question, but it leaves me confounded every time I see a sign in the area, for a school or youth group fundraiser. How did selling mattresses ever come to be a popular method of fundraising? :confused:

Any other things that leave you scratching your head?

you mean you don't buy mattresses on a weekly or monthly basis? Your just a freak! :blink::rolleyes:

Pulaski Mar 4th 2014 3:55 pm

Re: WTF in America
 

Originally Posted by jibsymalone (Post 11157772)
You mean you don't buy mattresses on a weekly or monthly basis? .....

I used to, but now the garage is full and I have nowhere else to store them. :unsure:

Nutek Mar 4th 2014 4:02 pm

Re: WTF in America
 

Originally Posted by jibsymalone (Post 11157772)
you mean you don't buy mattresses on a weekly or monthly basis? Your just a freak! :blink::rolleyes:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_gkGhMJWUKC...y+Mattress.jpg

Hotscot Mar 4th 2014 4:46 pm

Re: WTF in America
 
I don't know if it's specifically a Southern California thing but I've often noticed an unusually frequent occurrence of old beat up trucks, about 30 years old, traveling up and down on the freeway piled wobbly high with mattresses.

Of course said mattresses commonly end up on the shoulder at some point.

jibsymalone Mar 4th 2014 4:54 pm

Re: WTF in America
 

Originally Posted by hotscot (Post 11157972)
I don't know if it's specifically a Southern California thing but I've often noticed an unusually frequent occurrence of old beat up trucks, about 30 years old, traveling up and down on the freeway piled wobbly high with mattresses.

Of course said mattresses commonly end up on the shoulder at some point.

They must be emptying out your garage? I see something similar down here but stacked with 100' of pallets on top rather than the mattresses? Maybe they are in cahoots and supplying furniture to Ikea or something?

Pulaski Mar 4th 2014 5:15 pm

Re: WTF in America
 

Originally Posted by hotscot (Post 11157972)
I don't know if it's specifically a Southern California thing but I've often noticed an unusually frequent occurrence of old beat up trucks, about 30 years old, traveling up and down on the freeway piled wobbly high with mattresses.

Of course said mattresses commonly end up on the shoulder at some point.

http://www.not-okay.com/wp-content/u...ckup-truck.png

[Truck with many mattresses]

Nutek Mar 4th 2014 5:23 pm

Re: WTF in America
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 11158022)

Bedding Barn delivery truck.

CelticRover Mar 4th 2014 5:24 pm

Re: WTF in America
 
Have you checked your bargain mattress lately?

http://www.furniturenews.net/news/ar...tress-van-scam

Nutek Mar 4th 2014 5:27 pm

Re: WTF in America
 
Don't let the bed bugs bite.

Hotscot Mar 4th 2014 5:30 pm

Re: WTF in America
 

Originally Posted by Pulaski (Post 11158022)
[URL]
[Truck with many mattresses]


Exactly:thumbup:

Pulaski Mar 4th 2014 5:33 pm

Re: WTF in America
 

Originally Posted by CelticRover (Post 11158044)
Have you checked your bargain mattress lately? .....

I don't need a mattress with an "ecosystem"! :sick:

Boomhauer Mar 4th 2014 6:20 pm

Re: WTF in America
 
Another one is how car dealerships always have the largest US flags on a flag pole.

dunroving Mar 4th 2014 6:28 pm

Re: WTF in America
 

Originally Posted by rpjs (Post 11157682)
Leaving money on the table at a restaurant to pay for thr meal and/or tip the server in cash. I know they usually bring the check in a cover you can put the cash in but whenever we leave I always half-expect them to come running after us because someone has swiped it between us leaving and the server/busser picking it up. I'd never leave money on a table in the UK.

Similar thing - I was always surprised that private mail was delivered to an unlocked box at the end of the drive. In Britain, that would never work!


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