Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Under Penalty of Law

When I was a young girl . . . a long, long time ago . . . I accidentally ripped off one of these tags from my mattress while taking off a sheet.  Back in the day, it didn't say "Except by the Consumer", and when it happened, I gasped.  I looked at the label in my hand and read every single word on it.  I wondered how in the world they would find out that I had ripped it off, but I knew that somehow they could. 

I worried about what the penalty would be.  I thought that they might haul me off to jail.  So, I did the only thing that I could do . . . I used around 50 yards of scotch tape and I taped the tag back onto the mattress.  I didn't tell a single soul . . . not my mom . . . not any of my sisters . . . not any one of my friends.  

Every washday I would carefully take off the sheet.  I would check the tape. I would make sure that the tag was still secure.  I would replace tape if needed. I would pat, pat, pat the tag down flat before putting on a clean sheet.

I did this for years.



jenny said...

lol Jalna - I used to do that too! But thank you for showing us that we can do what we want with that tag once we buy it.

Erick said...

Ha, ha, ha. It worked, you never go jail.

Kalin's Mommy said...


jalna said...

I wonder what the tag is for yah, Jenny.

Lol, Erick. Traumatized me for life though.

REALLY yah, Mich!

DNakamaru said...

You're so funny! I never understood why they put those tags.

jalna said...

Yeah Dean . . . what's up with dat? This particular tag came from Aunty's new wheelchair. Had THREE same-kine tags on her chair!!