Acclimated and Nosy Female

Last weekend I had a house-sitting job.  It was for a long term client and she has a really nice orthopedic type bed.  It’s probably the most expensive and comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in.  I was looking forward to sleeping in it again.

BUT, when I did, I was kind of like, meh!  And when I went back to sleeping in my van it wasn’t hard at all and it turns out my van “bed” which is really just a pile of puffy comforters, is just as comfortable to me as that thousand dollar (or more) mattress.  Crazy huh?

Maybe we don’t need to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for fancy ortho beds!  Maybe we just need to go to the Goodwill, pick up 5 or 6 comforters (wash them in hot water), throw them on the bedroom floor and sink down into them for a great nite’s sleep.  I wish I had some money so I could market the idea.  I’d only charge a few hundred dollars for my “special” mattresses.  I’ll be a bazillionaire! 

But seriously, if you have been putting off buying a mattress because of the expense and you have some comforters lying around, why not try it for a night.  You might like it.

Now the only part of free-sleeping that is troublesome for me is the stigma part. 

The other day a female I don’t know at the gym noticed that I didn’t work out at the gym before I took my shower.  I just walked in fully clothed, she said.  She said it was strange and I could tell she wanted an explanation.  I  told her I was modest but she still pressed me.  I gave her my best withering glance (I am not practiced at such things) to let her know she is being a nosy bitch and let her go her merry way. 

In the past, this would have really messed with my head but I remembered what Ryu said one day here in a comment.  He reminded me that I pay a gym membership just like everyone else and it is no one’s business what I do it there.  If this woman says anything again, I have my answer prepared.  I’m going to ask her why she has that dyke haircut.  Yes, I’m gonna go there.  If she keeps it up, I will tell her I’m going to call the cops because she’s obviously stalking me.  I hope she DOES mess with me again because I AM READY.  🙂

I’m such a drama queen huh?  Anyway, I’m off to the races now!

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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4 Responses to Acclimated and Nosy Female

  1. Ryu says:

    Bah. She doesn’t give a rip about you. Just tell her Oprah or Dr Phil said to do it or something. It’s just entertainment for her.

    Funny thing is, if you told her you were a free sleeper, she’d throw a pity-party. Ohhhh, how can I help? Want a few dollars? I think I have an old burrito in the car…. Americans today are a strange mix of moral superiority and pity.

  2. B says:

    Or tell her something outrageous like “the voices in my head told me to do it”, and watch her begin to avoid you. 😀

  3. Patti says:

    Tell her the gym membership is cheaper than paying the water bill at home. Tree huggers love that crap.

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