Friday, April 19, 2013

Size Matters!

Mr. and Mrs. Snark recently redecorated their family room. During the process of choosing a new ottoman, the following exchange took place via email.

On 2/13/2013 3:22 PM, Mr. Snark wrote:
I think a small rug is fine. Even a relatively large one is fine. Custom sizing just conjures up images of something that fills or nearly fills the entire space. What I want is to replace the coffee table with two or three leather storage cube ottomans. Those could be easily moved out of the way for Kinect or Wii gaming, converted to little tables for food and drink, and used for storing blankets, remotes, game controllers etc. They'd make the room feel less crowded too.

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 3:37 PM, Mrs. Snark wrote:
Too small. I want one big enough to make sweet sweet love on top of, so I don't fall off and hit the floor.


On 2/13/2013 3:40 PM, Mr. Snark wrote:
Then it'll be too big to move.

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM, Mrs. Snark wrote:
We managed to scoot your entire bed around on a parquet floor. I'm sure it will move.

On 2/13/2013 4:04 PM, Mrs. Snark wrote:
I want there to be more space in that area in front of the couch, but I also want someplace to set my drink. The big ones don't convert into a food and drink platform so can't really serve as a coffee table. The choice isn't between a big ottoman and a few small storage cubes, it's between small storage cubes and a conventional coffee table.

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 4:06 PM, Mrs. Snark wrote:
Fine, you're not interested in sex anymore. Got it.

On 2/13/2013 4:10 PM, Mr. Snark wrote:
Egads woman! What size ottoman would you like?

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 4:26 PM, Mrs. Snark wrote:
I'd think any self-respecting man would offer AT LEAST 44" X 29" over a mere 19.5".