Saturday, February 6, 2010
After reading about Bizzie Mommy's giveaway for a Sealy Posturepedic® mattress, I decided that I HAD to enter. In order to enter, I have to tell why I need a new Sealy Posturepedic mattress.
Well, about two years ago, I went through some MAJOR life changes. I was recently divorced and was dealing with a laundry list of crazy circumstances when a friend of mine (well, associate really) who knew I was in the process of moving, offered to help. She said she was looking for a roommate and suggested that I move in with her. I was hesitant at first but, I was thinking it would only be for a few months until I get back on my feet, so what's the worst that could happen? (maybe you can tell where this story is heading)
To make a long story short, I moved in with her and unbeknownst to me she was behind on the rent already and I was told 2 months later that we would have to move. I was mad because she could not account for the money I had already given her but, I just made arrangements to move elsewhere.
So this "friend" comes to me while I'm packing, she is apologetic about the whole situation and offers to move my bed into the same storage space she was getting to store her things. I agreed and fastforward to 3 months later, I ask her if we can arrange a time to meet up so that I can pick up the bed from the storage space and she comes up with all kinds of excuses why she can't meet me. We end up getting into a heated argument on the phone after she tells me that I have to pay her $150 to get my bed back from her! (mind you she offered to keep the bed until I needed, because she was sorry about how she had inconvenienced me)
After talking to a few people and calming my nerves, I agree to meet her with the money at the storage space to get the bed. I called relentlessly and she never shows! It has been a year and I have not heard from her nor do I have my bed. I just can't believe that someone who calls themselves a friend could know my situation and add insult to injury. I felt like this was yet another person in my life who was hurting me on purpose.
My bed was brand new and it was one of the few things I had to call my own after the divorce. I just chalk it up to another life lesson learned now but at the time I was so angry and upset at myself because I knew better than to trust her.
I would really like to have a nice, new bed again though....one that I can call my own. This time I will not be letting it out of my sight!