Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Don't You Hate it When the rug goes West for the Winter...

I guess technically it's going Northwest... but the title was long enough already... 

and as long as I'm being honest - this isn't just happening for the Winter, it's pretty much Daily...  since I bought the beastly rug!  "Beastly?" - I love this rug... really, got a great bargain on this rug at Bed, Bath, and Beyond a few years ago when we were re-decorating the family room - it pulled the whole "look" together and LUCKILY was about 1/3 the original price!!!

But really - every morning I straighten up this room and center the rug...  leaving it about 2.5 inches from the couch, 2.5 inches from the entertainment center and neatly tucked under the edge of the rocking chair...  Neurotic?  Me?  Not much...
(shoot - I think the picture was taken on a day  that I yanked the rug as far back as possible hoping to postpone the inevitable... there goes the 2.5 inch thing...)

Then WHAM!  the next time I walk into the room the rug has moved - and I'm not pulling out a ruler or anything - sometimes the rug has migrated so far to the Northwest that it is in danger of creating a rug/entertainment center lovechild!

The real question - how is this happening?  We walk OUT of the room as often as we walk INTO the room - so shouldn't it be moving both directions?  But noooo... nothing matters except the rug which obviously has a thing for the entertainment center and a severe case of separation anxiety...  I have to tug it back into place 2 or 3 times per day - and yes - I really do hate it when this happens!



...THIS is why we have hardwood and tile in the rest of the house!

To see more "don't you hate it when" stories today - visit Shelle, tell her I said hi...

19 comments:

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

It's simple...the rug wants what it can't have...because you move it to far away from it's object of affection!

let them have their love child!!! :)

The Hunts said...

LOLOL I love to listen to you express yourself! I am with ya on this one...ya want your decor where ya want your decor and if anyone messes with it they should be wacked a good one. We know what we like right?! lol Poor rug..it just wants to snuggle with mister entertainy!

T said...

hmmm... maybe a couple wood-grain patterned throw rugs Would look cute in the hall...

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Barbaloot said...

I would go NUTS if this happened to me. Maybe you should staple it in place:)

T said...

hmmm... wonder how SFDaS got past the Word Verifier... but now I know what happens when you use the word "love child" in a post!

clan of the cave hair said...

(the real answer is the rug is crawling along the nape of the carpet). The real reason I came by is to see your "don't you hate it when" entry, and to say My life was so much easier until my husband added himself as an author to my blog. Just look back sometime around Christmas to see why.

Becky said...

Nice to know I'm not the only neurotic nut running around on the planet.

And I'm with Shelle - just let them have their love child already!

lori said...

My mother in law screwed her rug to the baseflooring to keep it from doing that same thing. Good luck!

Anjeny said...

I am having the same problem with my rug, wonder if the people who make 'em know this would happen but still make em and sell em just so it can drive the buyers nuts.

The Gibsons said...

I would rather not have rugs period but hubby loves them. Can't win that fight yet so I hold them in place using my couch.

Chelsi said...

Before you blame it all on your rug, it is possible that your carpet is partly to blame. Certain fibers of carpet tend to shift one way--regardless of other influences on them. The carpet may just be a bit of a pushy matchmaker!

Kate said...

we had the same problem in our old apartment. The couch was used as an anchor, but sometimes the couch went along with it!!!! and the only people home during the day were the 2 cats.

What the heck are those felines up to?

binks said...

I am kinda afraid to leave a comment for fear I may catch your bug.

I just finished watching about 100 you tube videos on ghosts. I say it must be a ghost.

just the five of us said...

Okay you have a rug problem, and my coffee table won't stay in the same place. I am constantly walking by a scooting back to its home on the floor in front of the couch. Those danged dogs and kids!!
I don't even like them propping their feet up onto it.

a Tonggu Momma said...

For us, it's the ottoman in the family room. And, to answer your earlier question... once CB got past the shock, she LOVED her gift and yes, used it all the time.

The Hunts said...

Hey Tonya, I just thought of something. Don't they have under rug gripper kinda things that you can buy?? LOL Did that make sense?? I swear that they do. You should investigate.

T said...

all these great solutions... of course, if I SOLVE all the problems in my life - what am I going to have next time there's a Don't You Hate It When Contest?

Firefly said...

I don't know what is funnier T... your written word or the 18 women that commented on it. (ok, 19 with me now). I think there really is some gripper stuff you can put under rugs... between the rug and the carpet, to decrease their evil interaction.
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=rug+slip&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=1140504941&ref=pd_sl_ebnyk293v_b
I found it, it's called rug gripper or rug lock pad. It looks like some of them are designed for rugs on hardwoods... but I bet there is one for carpets....