RON’S WISDOM SALON: A fictional advice column
I don’t know what to do about my bed sheets. I wash them, I dry them, and you know what happens? They come out all wrinkled. Now I have to sleep on wrinkled sheets. Not only that. When I look at my sheets I think of my poor face which is starting to look like a prune and I want to heave. Can’t they make sheets that don’t wrinkle, or is that too much to ask in our age of miracles?
Dear Bedroom Blues,
I can sympathize. There is nothing sadder than wrinkled sheets. A close second I think would be world hunger. Wrinkles are also dangerous in that they chafe and can even cut the skin if you are unlucky enough to be an active sleeper.
What pops immediately to mind from my bag of advice options is the iron. Yes, it is a chore and cuts down on your shopping time, but it has been known to fight the bumps. You would have to get a large ironing board, though, because the ones we usually find are too narrow for sheets. I am not sure where these can be purchased, but common sense tells me to locate a shop which caters to the over weight .
If that is not to your liking, a cover-up is the next best strategy. Throw a spread over it so that you won’t know it is there, and that way it will be out of mind and not cause you anguish. Or shut your eyes before you hit the sack and snap off the lights immediately, of course, remembering to keep them closed in the morning when the sheets are likely to be even more wrinkled.
If you are feeling really testy about the matter, I would encourage you to find others who share your problem and band together to harass the makers of those wrinkle-prone sheets with a constant barrage of e-mail, threatening to sue if they cannot come up with a better product.
You might like to cut down on mirror time as well so that you are not as pained by the prune effect. Good luck and let me know once you get the problem ironed out.