Things I’ve Learned This Week

Happy Friday! 

Well we here and that means we made it through another week despite all the doom sayers and awful news on the TV and reports in the papers.  I guess, that when you think of all the things which could have happened to us,  and didn’t  . . .  we truly are blessed and in a great position to have an equally good weekend!

So anyhoo … we’re here to find out what I’ve learned this week and for me to educationamalise you with all my new-found intellamagence.  So please put on your water wings.  Batten down the hatches.  Fix your safety belt in place.  Press buttons 1 and 2 and . . . .   We’re Off! . . .

I’ve learned this week that:-  Man has advanced technologically in such a way that we can get signals back from a probe orbiting a great big gas giant a billion gazillion miles away, BUT  my mobile phone can’t work if there are one or two big trees near where I’m trying to use it.

I recall my daughter and son-in-law going on a fishing trip a couple of years or so ago, and she told me that she tried to call me from the boat, out in the ocean, but she couldn’t get a signal.  WHAT THE HECK?  Why can’t a cell phone find a signal, out in the middle of the ocean, on a fishing boat, with no trees, no bad weather, no buildings…. nothing at all around them to block the signals …. and yet, the message came up saying no signal.

Why is that?  Why can we fly a man to the moon, and back, and see him on TV jumping around his spaceship while he’s in space, and yet …  these boffins can’t get mobile phones to work adequately.  Nor can they get cable TV to work without a problem.  Nor Satellite TV to work brilliantly if there’s a big rain or snow storm.  COME ON YOU BOFFINS,  SORT IT OUT!

I think we should start a movement to tell our governments that we, the people, refuse to allow them to spend even so much as a penny more on space exploration until they’ve sorted out modern life for us here on planet Earth!


I learned this week that A Spanish company has created a hi-tech mattress intended to tell the buyer whether their partner is being unfaithful in the conjugal bed when left alone at home.

The “Smarttress” apparently looks like any other mattress, but the manufacturer says that its concealed sensors detect suspicious movements in the bed.  If the pressure matches algorithms based on research carried out on sexual motions, the worried partner will receive a warning on his or her mobile phone.

If your partner isn’t faithful, then at least your mattress will be” – is the slogan being used by the bed maker Durmet.

Now several things strike me about this and I simply have to share them with you:

  1. I’d be a bit taken aback if Mr. Cobs suddenly had our mattress changed for no apparent reason.  The man (bless him) has a short arm and a long pocket, so for him to pay rather a pretty price (and they are rather pricey) for a new mattress is totally out of his ‘comfort zone’,  and I’m kind of guessing that other husbands/partners/wifes would be the same.  People don’t buy something big like a mattress for a surprise gift, like they would buy a bunch of flowers or box of chocolates.  So I’d already be a bit eyebrow knitted and questioning why he’d done it.
  2. Durmet (the makers) say:  “the technology is so advanced that the jealous app user will be able to see in real-time what parts of the bed are seeing the most activity, giving him or her a mental picture of exactly what their partner is up to”.  Hmm, well they’re already talking themselves out of sales because if someone is found to be having an affair on that mattress, then, personally, I wouldn’t want to sleep on the mattress ever again, so it would be thrown out.  What a waste of money!
  3. It doesn’t tell you if your partner is having a wild love life on the stairs;  in the garden shed;  on the kitchen floor;  in the car;  in a Hotel; or at the home of their ‘lover’.  So it’s not that brilliant as an idea.
  4. And finally . . . . .  I doubt very much that at my age and decrepit state of health,  I’d get the moves required to send the signal, to any device other than my Doctors telling them I’d broken a hip whilst trying to do the ‘dance of lurve’ on a new mattress!

I’ve learned this week (from a television light entertainment programme)  that devices such as the one you’re reading this blog post on right at this moment, give off something called Blue Light.  Now this ‘blue light’ actually has a bad affect upon a person,  particularly so if you’re exposed to it for 2 to 3 hours before going to bed. 


I quote from the report:

Until the advent of artificial lighting, the sun was the major source of lighting, and people spent their evenings in (relative) darkness.  Now, in much of the world, evenings are illuminated, and we take our easy access to all those lumens pretty much for granted.

But we may be paying a price for basking in all that light.  At night, light throws the body’s biological clock—the circadian rhythm—out of whack.  Sleep suffers.  Worse, research shows that it may contribute to the causation of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.

Blue wavelengths—which are beneficial during daylight hours because they boost attention, reaction times, and mood—seem to be the most disruptive at night.

Researchers have linked short sleep to increased risk for depression, as well as diabetes and cardiovascular problems.

So … if you find yourself suffering with problems sleeping, or even find yourself over-eating,  here are some things you could do to try to cut out that blue light which just might be the thing which is causing your problem(s) . . .

  • Use dim red lights for night lights. Red light has the least power to shift circadian rhythm and suppress melatonin.
  • Avoid looking at bright screens beginning two to three hours before bed.
  • If you work a night shift or use a lot of electronic devices at night, consider wearing blue-blocking glasses or installing an app that filters the blue/green wavelength at night.
  • Expose yourself to lots of bright light during the day, which will boost your ability to sleep at night, as well as your mood and alertness during daylight.

I’ve also learned a lesson about myself this week

I’ve learned that the older I’ve become, the more respect I need to be shown.  This would come as a surprise to some of the folks who know me in real life (when they realise that this change has taken place).  I’ve found that I don’t like this apparently newish’ idea of medical folks calling me by my Christian name.  I expect and require them to treat me respectfully and call me by my title:  Mrs. Cobs.  I’m not their ‘friend’ and they’re not they mine – so Mrs. Cobs will do perfectly well, thank you.

Neither am I willing to allow people to be rude to me and then expect me to simply forget how badly they’ve behaved, without them even thinking that they owe me an apology, and/or and explanation.

This new ‘thing’ has surprised me, because I’ve always been someone who puts myself last.  I’ve always been a stickler for making sure that (for example) Mr. Cobs is given the full respect he deserves, but have never pushed for that same respect to be shown to me.  So finding myself this week facing a situation where this sudden realisation became clear to me, it’s kind of surprised me, and I’m still trying to get used to the feeling that, actuallyI’m important, and the way I’m treated is important.  And …  that I’m not willing to ignore the things I would have always ignored before, because I believed that I wasn’t that important so *it* didn’t matter.  *It*  DOES matter . . .   and so do I.

It’s an odd feeling … and I’m still getting used to it – but it seems to ‘fit’.

Well … you know what it’s time for now, don’t you?

You can take off your tin helmets.  Remove your safety belts.  Kick off your shoes.  Take a deep breath, and … r.e.l.a.x.

These are the Jokes, Folks!

I never wanted to believe that my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker. But when I got home, all the signs were there.

Q: Did you hear about the female opera singer who had quite a range at the lower end of the scale. A: She was known as the deep C diva.

What did the buffalo say to his son when he dropped him off at school? …….Bison.

What do you call a midget psychic who just escaped from prison?  A small medium at large

Whats orange and sounds like a parrot?   –  right-click, hold the click and roll cursor over here for the answer:—->A carrot<—-

Two cows are standing in a field and one cow says to the other: “What do you think about that mad cow disease?”, the other cow responds: “What do I care “I’m a helicopter”

What do you call a woman with a pint of beer on her head playing snooker?
Beatrix Potter

Why did Tigger have his head down the toilet?
He was looking for pooh

What do you call a deer with no eyes?
No idea

What do you call a bear with no teeth?
Gummy bear

What animal drops from the sky?
A rain deer

What did one volcano say to other?
I lava you

Q: What did Jay-Z call his girlfriend before they got married?   A:   Feyoncé!!

And finally ….  I learned this week …. That the shinbone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

Thank you so much for coming and sharing a coffee with me.  I love this weekly thing we have going on.  May today be easy.  May you give and get smiles.  And may you end the day with a smile, knowing that when you think of all the things that could have gone wrong today, today turned out to be not so bad a day after all.


Have a truly blessed day my friends.







Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium

Hello. I'm 'Cobwebs'. I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck! This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium. I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form. One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'. Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows. I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course). I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash. Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!) Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3

51 thoughts on “Things I’ve Learned This Week”

  1. I am going to have to tell these jokes to my dad. He is a master jokester and probably has not heard these!
    I am voting no on the new mattress. firstly because when I read the word “Smarttress” my brain did not think that actual word… got rid of three letters and added two different ones. Secondly, I am with you on the cost and if I was suspicious I think it would just be cheaper to hide out in the bushes or use some kind of camera?
    I chuckled about the cell phone dilemma….I chuckled because I am married to a man who cannot be convinced that we should actually have one. We may be the only couple in America that does not have this. (I really do want one……Chicken granddad sees no need.) soooo…..reason three for not having the schmancy mattress thingy….no place for our apps :).

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    1. Actually laughed at how your brain changed the ‘Smarttress’ to a slighty differently spelled word which means something entirely different. LOLOLOL.

      Like you .. it would be cheaper to hide or even buy a couple of those teeny tiny camera’s which you can hide around the house and record what’s going on.

      The cell phone … both Mr.Cobs and I have a cell phone each, and this is Mr.Cobs idea. You see. . . If we go shopping together he has this tendency to wander off.

      He’ll go looking for something, with the words … “I’ll go and find the xyz so that you don’t have to walk around the whole store when you don’t need to” … and off he goes.

      But .. then he disappears. However, I’m left, like a little lost child, at the end of an aisle, knowing that I can’t move because if I do, he won’t be able to find me and then we could spend an hour on a seek and retrieve mission.

      So Mr. Cobs idea is that we can phone each other and do away with my worries about being arrested for loitering. (lol)
      BUT .. and here’s the thing …. cell phones rarely work in these stores, because they can’t get a signal inside them!

      As for sending him text messages …. he never hears the darn things beeping the announcement of a message, because (although he swears he doesn’t) … he has begun to have a hearing problem. [sigh… is it too late to return him? I don’t have a receipt, his mother never gave me one – he only came with a warning from her that he eats too much! (and boy, was she right!)]

      The mattress .. I couldn’t cope with another chap. I have enough coping with the one I’ve got. And Mr.Cobs has a list of many things he’d like to have which he feels is missing in his life – like a great big work shed, some De Walt electrical tools and an array of Xbox games, but I don’t think a ‘woman’ is on his list at all. LOL (and besides – I don’t think he could afford another one! lol)

      Sending oodles of squidges and lots of love ~ Cobs. x

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      1. Maybe my brain changed the word because I can be a smarttress (say that fast 10 times) some times maybe even a smarttress that is billigog :). (this is according to my husband.)
        My husband also has a large work shop shed on his list …..and tractors……and tools (yes De Walt).
        With you all the way on sticking with the man I have. It is enough of a challenge. I am quite sure he feels the same way about me LOL.
        I am so glad I read your blog….I learn so many new things – and so many new words

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        1. I’m so thrilled to be edumacationalmalising you.

          (try saying that one fast…. I’ve been saying it for years, so it comes out naturally and sounds like a real word now. lol)

          We should move closer to each other then we could solve our husbands desires for De Walt tools … they could share. We’d each buy half of one list of the tools they want – and that way, together they will have a whole set, and they can borrow from each other, use carefully, clean and return.

          All I have to do now is train Mr. Cobs to PUT THINGS BACK IN THE SAME PLACE HE BALLY FOUND THEM!!! then he won’t lose things all the darn time!

          Worst is … when he ‘borrows’ things from my craft room and when I need them, they’re GONE! According to this little angel, he says he’s never seen the ‘ABC’ which I’m looking for … and yet, when it’s eventually found it’s in a place that I couldn’t possibly have left ‘it’.

          I’ve been trying to train him in this ‘return item to right place trick’ for 35 years and I’m still no closer to winning. Bless his heart.

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          1. We used to have the lost and found scenario with fingernail clippers……I now keep one safely hidden that he know nothing about (smirk, grin and chuckle quietly and a little manically). I also have a measuring tape I am guarding closely.
            When our sons were small the husband painted certain tools red. If the boys were caught with tools that were not red they were in some trouble. Maybe we could paint our husband’s tools red?

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            1. Fingernail clippers: CHECK.
              Measuring Tape: CHECK
              Red Tools: A new idea…. [puts idea on a sticky note inside her brain and allows brain time to think about that one] Hmm… I wonder if that one would work for the Cobs Man …. or if he’d go colour blind. lol
              ~ Cobs. x

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  2. This could be the longest post I’ve read this month! Where do you get all this energy? And I’m going to have to share the midget/psychic joke. That one had me falling off my chair. Good job. Patsye

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    1. Hello Patsye!
      Energy? You must be talking about someone else, for I ran out of energy about two weeks after daughter number 2 got married and left home. A that point I cried myself silly to have no babies left to mother and all my energy seeped out.
      lol (it’s kind of true in an odd sort of way).

      But joking apart … These Friday posts kind of build over a period of a week. As I learn something knew, or am taught a life lesson, if I think that it might be interesting to others, I come along to my blog and make a draft post .. then as new things happen, I just ‘edit’ the post, add the new thing and then re-save it, until I need to schedule the post to appear.

      Thrilled you got a chuckle. It means I did something right!
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x


  3. I’m with you 100% about respect and common courtesy (which isn’t so common anymore)! I HATE when medical or other “professionals” or children call me by my first name – heck, even bank ATMs do it! My generation was taught to address our elders as Mrs. or Mr. X, or Sir or Ma’am. Half a century later, I still do it, and I expect to be treated the same way. (To be fair, there are plenty of folks of all ages out there who DO know how to do it properly, who say please and thank you, etc. Kudos to their parents for raising ’em right!)

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    1. I agree 100%, Wood So.
      I have always shown respect for others, and made sure that I acknowledged them in the right ways.
      It’s so important to be respectful. Sadly, some of todays parents don’t teach these things to their children, and to some extent, this is part of the downfall of what’s happening in our society today.

      Ok… I’ll put my soap box back in the cupboard LOL.
      Great to see you Wood So! Thank you so much for coming and sharing a coffee with me!
      ~ Cobs. x

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  4. Cobs (or should I be typing Mrs. Cobs = I do respect you!), what a week you have had! Your jokes always make me giggle on Friday morning – thank you! Who in goodness sakes does the “Smartress” company expect to buy their mattress? (although, you and I both might be surprised by their sales and profits!) May I offer some insight as to why your daughter’s cell phone didn’t work from her ocean fishing trip? As you say, there was nothing out there but ocean…which means, there were no cell phone towers to pick up and pass her signal back to you. (I personally have a difficult time getting cell coverage on vacation at the beach on our Atlantic coast – no one wants to see a cell phone tower in a beach town, the towers are west of the beach towns and my cheap phone doesn’t always reach them!) I do hope you are feeling better. And I hope you have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Ah haaaa! You clever thing, Kathy! Cell Phone Towers!!! I never thought of that. … But there has to be a way around this. If we can see, on live TV, the astronauts up in space, then I’m pretty certain that those brain boxes of the people working that out, could put their minds to sorting out this problem of us earth people. There has to be something which would make this work. There just HAS to be.

      You and I think along the same lines with regard to the Smarttress. I don’t understand who would invest in one of those, but obviously someone must be, because the company are still making them!
      Bewildering. Totally bewildering!
      lol. Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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  5. I’m sooo with you on mobile connection – I can’t even get a signal inside the cottage !!
    As for a mattress that will text me A) I’ll never get intended text B) What happens if Gelfling Grandson is using the bed as a trampoline ?? would the never seen text alerts go into overdrive ??
    You should ALWAYS be important, in certain situations when folks have asked if Roma is short for anything I reply ~ “Yes Mrs Parry”
    Thanks for the coffee, see you again soon x

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    1. Aww, know that feeling of not being able to get a signal in the house.
      Old cottage – we could only get a signal if we leaned into the bow window at the front of the cottage – so looking REALLY stupid to passers-by! And in this cottage, we have three 100ft(+) protected pine trees in the garden, along with more of the same outside our garden – so they get in the way of ‘dog knows not’ which would enable our phones to work. Why we have these phones is down to the Cob Man. Me personally … I’d go back to simply having a phone landline, thereby saving an awful lot of wasted money on something pretty darn useless.

      LOL … I never thought of the jumping on the bed thing! Ohhh wouldn’t that be a sweet revenge to a partner who had put one of those into use, when their spouse was so faithful that nothing naughty had crossed their mind. If it were me, I’d invite the local children to come and bounce for ten minutes, every hour. LOL.

      LOVE the ‘is it short for’ reply: “yes, Mrs. Parry” How perfect is that put you in your place reply!

      Sharing a coffee is good for the soul. You are great for my soul.
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

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      1. We also have to resort to pushing our faces against the glass to try to get a phone signal …we call this act ‘scaring the locals’ every time a leaf on the dozen or so trees on the village green flutters in the breeze we loose the signal, come Autumn our satellite reception for the TV goes kaput to boot & if more than one soul is on the tinterweb in the village well forget trying to do anything online as tis so slowwwwwww. Life in the country I wouldn’t trade it for anything ❤

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  6. What a week! Bless you. The smart tress sounds like a real delight, my children jump on mine when I’m not looking, I’d be getting messages all the time! They need to work on phone signal where I live before they crack on with the middle of the ocean. 😂 I’ve learned I’m definitely not cut out for full time work, I’m exhausted this week. Have a lovely weekend x

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    1. Mrs. Craft … I am writing you a prescription for a holiday. You are to take a holiday from real life this weekend. Just live a fantasty life, Saturday and Sunday … and tell the little darlings that they’re living a fantasy life too. They’re to make a list of all the fantasy things they’re going to do this weekend, then choose one thing at a time from their list and tell them to use their imaginations and go off and do that thing. If they need sheets to build tents in the bedroom… give them sheets. If they need plastic plates for picnics on the floor – where they’re using their imaginations to have a jungle picnic … give them a table cloth and plastic plates with their sandwiches on it.

      While they’re living their fantasy lives .. it might give you a big of sit down and let it all slip away time.
      Have a fabulous ‘holiday’
      Sending squidges ~ Cobs.x


  7. I’m really not sure how to respond to all of this. I must take a break and let my mind grab all of it before making a fool of myself. Love you “MRS”. Cob.


    1. Well I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, but please don’t stress over making a comment if you don’t feel inclined to Beverly. The Friday post is meant for fun, not meant to make anyone feel burdened.
      There really is no obligation or comment, poppet, and I feel miserable that you might feel there is.
      Please don’t stress over it. ~ Cobs.


  8. Hi Cobs, Firstly, I do apolgise because I have missed a couple of posts. Well, that isn’t true. I have tried to load the page but the little circle has just been going around and around. We have such a slow service provider. We have had bad weather so I think everyone in the village has been indoors on FB or something. My attempts of shouting out of the window “will you just get off the internet for a minute” have fallen on death ears!! 🙂
    Fabulous post as always. Not sure about the mattress! whatever next!!! I do slightly disagree. If, you threw out the mattress because you thought someone had been unfaithful on it, then you would need to replace it with a new one so maybe it is a good selling point!! lol!
    I am not keen on this familiarity either. When dealing with people professionally or someone I don’t know I always referred to them as Mr. Mrs. or Miss, Dr. etc but I think times have changed so much. What annoys me is when I get a so called professional email and they start with a “Hi” Really!
    Have a lovely weekend. Walking beside you!
    Hugs Flo xx


    1. Aw Florence, don’t apologise … I don’t keep count, and I wouldn’t ever get upset about you missing a blog post or a many of them. I know from personal experience that real life doesn’t make convinient appointments, but merely crashes in, like a war horse, and rides right over that nice thing called Life, which we think we control.
      (And besides … in the last few months my health problems have made me miss goodness knows how many blog posts and also even a few emails from some folks. I’d like to think that they’d cut me some slack – however I’ve recently sadly realised that some haven’t, and there’s nothing I can do about that but allow them space to get over their disappointment.)

      I’m laughing about your frustration with not being able to get on the internet – not at you, but remembering our first four years when we moved here to where we are in the South of the UK. Aww, you’d think that the interweb hadn’t been heard of, if you saw the amount of rubbish connection and service we received from a certain internet provider [coughsvirgincoughs]. They gave us various excuses from:- the junction box in the road was getting too hot in the summer so the power was cutting out; to too cold in the winter so the power … etc; Then eventually they told us that in the BIG main junction box a couple of miles away was mis-firing, causing the signals to drop. I’m pretty sure that they were confident that if they’d have told me that the jelly they nailed to the wall had solidified into jam, I think they thought I’d believe it too. (In the end I got stiff (not angry, not even cross – just stiff, like a solicitor would get stiff) and wrote a detailed report of every single phone call I’d made, who to (name and shame), every ‘Technician’ who’d called to the house, what they’d said, how long they were here … and sent everything bullet point to an organisation which acts as a sort of go-between, and promises to sort things out within a certain length of time – otherwise the supplier of our service get’s fined and charged a hefty daily sum for every day that it’s not sorted out.

      Everything is dated, both with the date and the time, and I was sent a copy of the report. Eventually the service provider contacted us direct and spoke to me, and after a little negotiating I made sure that we were adequately compensated for what they’d put us through, and also negotiated that our contract was cancelled right there and then, so that if they didn’t supply a decent service at any time in the future, we could simply switch to a provider who would without being charged any fees for ending our contract.

      Are you on a satellite connection, or cable? If it’s satellite, then sadly that it affected by the weather, but if it’s cable … do a bit of research and see if you have an ombudsman where you live in your corner of the world, who would take up your complaint of having a rubbish connection (or lack of it) and perhaps get the supplier to act, pronto.

      The Mattress … I KNOW!!! I cannot believe people actually spend money on them – but apparently they do! I watched a video on YouTube about how the thing works – and to be honest, I really wouldn’t want to know if my loved one was having an affair by being told it by the mattress on the bed. ugh! And like you … I wouldn’t keep the mattress after either.

      I’m glad it’s not just me about the familiarity thing. I need that whole respect between myself and ‘whoever’ it is I’m dealing with. It’s a two way thing. I respect them, and I need to see that they have respect for me too.

      Love for that final sentence Flo. Love you muchly.
      Walking beside you too, my friend.
      Squidges ~ Cobs.x

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      1. Well sweetie you always make me laugh. DH is a retired lawyer. Not sure if he is stiff or not! lol! Love the naming and shaming….Cool. Erm, our service provider erm, little side plate sized dish on the side of the house pointed a big metal pointy thing on the mountain!! Seriously. I have no clue how to get hold of those people. Phone home!! Got the giggles now. What can I say. We live down goat pooh alley. We have a telephone line that is clipped to goat sheds and over gates. The tractor pulls it down every time he delivers hay. There is no hope 🙂 Hugs Flo xxx

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        1. ABSOLUTELY ROLLING WITH LAUGHTER HERE. Ohhh Florence, I love you sooooo much!

          DH being a retired Lawyer might still have a bit of ‘stiff’ hiding in there somewhere. As for not knowing how to get hold of your internet provider … that’s easy to work out. Simply don’t pay them for two months and I bet they’ll get in touch to ask if you’re poorly or something. They’re polite like that. 😉

          LOVING that the tractor pulls down the phone line every time he delivers hay. (I’m guessing that he loves the ‘game’, so wants to play it every time he comes).

          Aw Flo … you’ve cheered me up. I wasn’t grumpy … but I had to go out to buy more double sided foam tape as I was running out, and so went to The Range .. that place is like walking round an airport, it’s so big, and I only did the craft section – and now in agony mode. So you’ve just tickled me in just the right spot and I love you oodles for it.

          Have a blessed rest of your day my friend. ❤ ~ Cobs. x


  9. Cobs, that mattress thingy has another slight flaw or two, you’ve mentioned one already – the patchy mobile phone coverage. You may be told of the mattresseses’ unusual rhythmic pattern but you may not receive the update until possibly hours later… and if there were to be an earthquake, everyone would simultaneously receive the affair alert at the same time, causing more stress at a stressful time… and how would the mattress know your number? Would there be a keypad on the mattress somewhere to enter the number? And if so, what would stop the mattress dialing out random numbers when the mattress is – erm – in use?
    And enjoy your new thing… respect is always worth it!
    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Tom … that mattress thing wouldn’t get past my front door even if they offered me one, free of charge with two men to set it up working.
      In the interests of checking out this story (I was cautious of being duped – it seemed like such a tall story) I went on ‘tinternet’ and did a bit of a dig around, and found out it was true. I decided that whoever invented it needed to get out more.

      The idea of random numbers being sent text messages that their ‘partner’ is having an affair and using their bed for a little daytime distraction… oh. my. goodness!!! Can you imagine how many black eyes, kicks to the pom poms, cut up suits, and divorce lawyers would be involved in these cases? Hells Bells! I hope the inventor has a jolly good insurance scheme set up for problems like this.

      With regard to respect I love it Mr. Merriman, and yes I agree, it’s totally worth it. 🙂
      Wishing you a Superb Sunday, and hoping that Saturday was sprinkled with smiles.
      ~ Cobs. x

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  10. Good grief, what is wrong with the world? That mattress is a sorry indicator of the state of affairs, if you will excuse the pun. Surely if someone suspects their spouse or partner is having a fling, this is not the best way to deal with it? When did this kind of undercover (sorry, can’t help it) snooping get to be acceptable? We’d all be outraged if a stranger, or organisation, or the government did it to us, but apparently if it is done from suspicion, by someone you know, it is ok? I know someone who installed a spy camera in her own living room because she didn’t trust her husband. Call me old fashioned but I don’t think technology would provide the solution to her problem, whatever she discovered, good or bad!

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    1. I think the words: ‘Seek psychological help’ might be the solution to her problem. …. and that of the folks buying that mattress.

      When I heard about it I honestly thought that it was a wind up. I ‘knew’ that it just couldn’t be true because … well, who would think up something like that, let alone pay for the designing, making, selling in a store …. and then finding someone to pay for even as much as one of them?

      So … I looked on tinternet and low and behold: It was TRUE! Astounded is the biggest understatement of the year.

      What sort of world are we living in now? Did I go to bed one night and wake up on a different planet? Looks like earth … but …???

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      1. I actually despair sometimes! Surely life decisions and relationships should boil down to human interaction, trust, love, or even ‘gut feeling’ rather than some gizmo, which could potentially go wrong! I can see the mattress being sued….which would make me laugh actually!

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  11. Ha ha, that mattress sounds interesting but my kids would destroy it with all the jumping they do on my bed 😄 Funny you should mention the light that comes from screens. I have a new tablet which has an option for ‘blue shade’ and a symbol a bed. It basically dulls the screen. Makes everything look very odd though! Hxx

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    1. I can imagine!
      It was a real surprise to me when I read about it, because it took me back about fifteen/eighteen years to when we got our first computer in the house, and after a while I made a rule that the girls weren’t allowed to use it too near to bedtime, because I’d noticed that if I let daughter number 1 play on it then she wouldn’t go to sleep for about four hours after she’d originally gone to bed. So I quickly caught on to the fact that this machine was doing some sort of brain stimulation which wasn’t normal… and I kind of plumped for the light it gave off which made her brain think it was midday or something like that.

      The mattress … that just freaks me out. Who on earth would want to buy one of those? Seriously? I mean … really? REALLY??
      Who even came up with the idea and thought it was a good one?!!
      (Lord help us!)

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