Can Of Corn*

Every once in a while, one falls in your lap.

This week’s Theme Thursday is: beds

For some, that may end up being a challenge.

For me, not so much.

Because all week, I’ve had this topic on my mind.

On Monday as I checked into my hotel in a small town in England (population 28,339) I was tired, jet lagged, and a little sweaty from tugging my heavy suitcase through the muggy British morning.

The clerk at my hotel said “oh let’s see, yet I don’t quite have the room you requested, but I’ll just upgrade you to this other room.”

Upgrade, she says. Um hmm.

Imagine my wondering eyes when I opened the door to my home for the next five days and saw this waiting for me:

Twin beds? I haven’t slept in a twin bed since college!

Who sleeps in twin beds these days? Other than kids, I suppose. And visitors to Britain.

I damn near fell out of bed every night.

I’ve moved to a different town because of work meetings, and this evening I check into a new hotel.

I’m rubbing my hands together and hoping….

C’moooon double bed!

*Can of Corn = a baseball colloquialism meaning an easy-to-catch ball hit to the outfield.

Photo Copyright 2012, Karen Fayeth and subject to the Creative Commons license in the right column of this page. Taken with an iPhone4s and the Camera+ app.

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  • Pat Strei

    “Little Britain.” Things do tend to be on a smaller scale there – except prices!

  • Ur bro

    Unheard of in US hotels, but very common throughout the rest of the world. I’ve slept on twin bed in Japan, China, Germany, Israel, UK, France, Mexico, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, and others I am sure….

  • Mrsupole

    It is funny how we sometimes expect things to be just like they are here and when it is different we then get culture shock. Lets face it though that things can be different here from state to state and even areas within a state. We are such a wonderfully diverse world.

    Although I think it would be funny to try and sleep in a twin bed and not fall out of it. I have a CA King and have fallen out of it a few times while having a bad dream. No way would I be able to sleep in a twin without falling out.

    Thanks for playing in this weeks Theme Thursday and so glad that I could accommodate you with the theme. Yes, sometimes things do fall right into our lap.

    God bless.

  • Frank Conway

    Next time this happens try pushing the beds together and sleeping across the two.

    I sleep on a fold-up cot with a piece of plywood inserted under the foam mattress. It tends to be tippy and several times I have been woke by the sensation of falling and start to gain consciousness when it’s at about a 45 degree angle. The latent gymnast in me kicks in and I automatically flail and kick and it goes back down and tips the other way and throws me off the side next to the wall and everything comes down on top of me and I’m kind of jammed in there and have to extract myself.

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