Tuesday, May 02, 2006
"It looks nice" is probably a common answer. OK, sure, it looks nice, but who are you trying to impress? How many people enter your room on a daily basis? Unless you're a megaslut, it's probably just you, and maybe a partner, who see your bed on a regular basis. Does it really cause you that much distress to see a wrinkled bed? So much that it's worth taking the time and effort to make it look pretty every single morning?
I doubt it. Even you are only seeing your bed for a few minutes out of every day. You wake up, make your bed, then leave for the day. Then you come, maybe see your bed for a minute as you change or whatever, and the next time you see it you're getting in bed for the night and getting it all messed up again. Again, do those five minutes of viewing time make it worth doing up?
The only valid argument I can think of for making your bed is that it's more comfortable to get into a freshly made bed at night. You might as well do it in the morning for the added bonus of the bed looking nice for the whole day, but the primary reason is comfort. OK, maybe true, but personally I don't know if that intitial comfort of getting into a made bed is worth the daily effort.
I think it's more likely that we've all just been brainwashed to go through the motions of making our beds. Our parents made us do it when we were young, so we just keep going at it. Is there any logical reason for it though? Discuss.
P.S. Today's topic was inspired by this blog post.