Tuesday, March 27, 2012

That rectangle shape




     That awkward thing you have to do to get the blanket in the right way.
  
       During my childhood, I fondly remember, I found it strange that there was a shoe specifically designed for each foot. Why couldn't the left shoe fit on the right foot?  Gradually, I started thinking about other things too. And realised that many things don't make sense.

       For one, beds are usually shaped like rectangles. Why must sheets and blankets be shaped this way too? Maybe it looks better? But I guess blanket designers need to keep in mind he benefit of the person, not the bed.

       Suppose it's a cold night and wake up feeling cold in your legs. You try to cover the whole body by adjusting the blanket over your legs. Now you do a kick-thing to get it the correct way. So why can't have be square-shaped or even circular blankets? It would be worth it.

       

27 comments:

  1. haha, fortunately for me, the blankets and the sheets in a rectangular shape, always cover my feet ..
    But yes, quite a point!

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  2. LOL! I never thought of it that way! :D Good point!

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  3. Very inspiring. I will think of this when teaching shapes to the children in my TEFL class:) We lived in New Delhi for 5 years and I studied Bharat Natyam under Guru Dakshinamurthy who was from Tamil Nadu. His wife often made idlis and dhosas for me, I love them. My daughter hungrycaramella.blogspot loves Indian food and misses India tremenduously, so I make Indian food at least twice a week here in Rome. By the way, if you look under the posts in February you will see other pictures of Rome. I will post more later so keep in touch. We are actually from Trapani, Sicily but are now temporarily back in Rome.

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  5. I would prefer a rectangle blanket because the human body is long. Rectangle will cover better than say a circular shaped blanket

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    1. Yes, but a square-shaped blanket could be a possible option too.

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  6. ah! never thought on these lines. interesting!

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  7. Or maybe have blankets shaped like tubes and you snuggle in like a sleeping bag.

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  8. Reminds me of that argument as to why pizzas never come in circular boxes.

    I had complaints about the bed sheets not staying in place, until I came across fitted sheets. Tucking those blankets should help. I also like the idea your friend here has, that of blankets shaped like tubes. :)

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    1. Hahha1 That too must be added to my Awkward List. Yes, the solution you have given sounds plausible enough.

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  9. You got me thinking on the shape of the blanket, maybe in times to come you never know new invention may contribute to whats on your mind now.

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  10. Oh, you can get them made in any shape these days. But, yes why the standard things are not comfortable and boring...

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  11. Interesting! Then again, I would not enjoy shoes that weren't shaped to fit my feet. Blankets, on the other hand, could be any shape and I would be happy. Except triangle-shaped. Brrr.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z

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    1. Yeah, right! Who would want triangle-shaped?

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  12. Now that's food for thought :D I never thought of that!! Probably coz I wrap myself with 3 bedsheets and surround myself with 3 pillows just for sleeping in Indian A/C kept at 20degrees! LOL :D

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! :)

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