With all the urgent matters happening around us, foreclosures, short sales, bank failures, the economic and housing crisis, fires, terrorists, crazy Wal-Mart shoppers, I'd like to take a break and ask the question that some of you may not have even realized is an important factor in your day-to-day pursuit of love, work and happiness.
Where do the duvet cover buttons go -- at the head or foot of the bed?
My housekeeper announced to me last week that I've been making the bed wrong. In fact, for 20-some years, apparently, I've been shaking out the duvet and pulling the end with the buttons up to the headboard. "You silly, Americans," she laughed.
I asked my friend Rose Mary which end of the bed the buttons belong. She replied without hesitation. The head of the bed.
Then I asked Valerie. She scoffed. The foot of the bed.
Now, I realize that one can make their own bed any way one wants. One can turn the duvet cover inside out if one so desires. This is America. It doesn't really matter which end of the bed has the buttons. Well, except for the fact that I sometimes pull them off when I sleep.
So, I Googled it.
If any of you care, the answer is the buttons go at the foot of the bed. Wow. I honestly did not know. Just goes to show you can learn something new every day.
I now return you to thinking about how 10 terrorists can seize a city of 18 million people for three days straight.