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Blooming scatter cushions

(87 Posts)
NanKate Mon 14-Mar-16 23:21:05

We are house sitting for relatives and on going into our designated bedroom we find scatter cushions on the bed hmm. This really irritates me. What are we supposed to do with them? I have got them stacked up on the sofa.

Can someone please explain the point of these great cushions which seem to have infiltrated lots of hotels too. I hate them.

Jaxie Wed 30-Mar-16 08:35:21

Kittylester: I'm always spoiling for a fight in my old age as I find most people deadly boring. Unlike Gransnetters, they seem afraid of talking about anything that matters, or expressing their true feelings. I'm a blunt northerner; I find myself baiting bores just to get a response. What an evil bit-h I am!

Gagagran Wed 30-Mar-16 09:20:33

Just to lighten the debate and seeing the talk about basins brought to mind a joke.

Q: What's the difference between a bison and a buffalo?

A You can wash your hands in a bison.

(Sorry folks!) grin

pompa Wed 30-Mar-16 09:42:53

I dislike scatter cushions per se. Perhaps being large, I find chairs etc, perfectly comfortable without them.

Auntieflo Wed 30-Mar-16 09:48:06

How about when you discover that you are carrying around your own cushions? Some time ago, (well quite a long time actually) when I thought I was reasonably slim hmm I sat down to read and thought that I had sat on something! When I delved down the side of the chair, guess what? it was me blush and not anything else.

JackyB Wed 30-Mar-16 10:39:46

Those cushions on the bed really are annoying and, to my mind, extremely unhygenic, especially in hotels. I couldn't bear the thought of sleeping directly on one or even cuddling it.

henetha Wed 30-Mar-16 12:52:20

Relax. It's just cushions.

FarNorth Wed 30-Mar-16 19:13:05

No, it's huge nests of bacteria!!

pompa Wed 30-Mar-16 19:44:35

WE seem to be obsessed with bacteria on a couple of threads, how did us oldies survive childhood.?

Penstemmon Thu 31-Mar-16 22:42:09

Lordy..what alot of hot air over CUSHIONS!!
What bacteria..what are the statistics that I have missed re illness/death by scatter cushion????

DH & I have a cushion each on our bed in addition to 2 x rectangular pillows and 1 x square pillow. We use the cushion as extra support behind the head when reading in bed. We then put it on the floor (clean!!) by the side of the bed when we put the light out. In the morning they go back on the bed. It really is not a major problem!

WilmaKnickersfit Thu 31-Mar-16 22:47:25

pompa I think I would win the award for Slattern of the Year on GN. I don't care about bacteria and other wotnots nearly as much as a lot of other GNetters. grin

Witzend Sat 02-Apr-16 15:25:34

I can't see the point of several small ones cluttering up a bed - so often on the hard side and in shiny/sparkly material so no use at all for comfort. If you want to lie on the bed to watch TV you need big fat soft and squashy ones.
It does irritate me in hotels, when you have to chuck sundry cushions and a throw thingy on the floor, or find a chair to put them on. Only to find them all carefully arranged on the bed again later. One day I will actually ask them very nicely to take the *** things away and not bring them back till I'm gone.