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Pickles by Brian Crane for May 16, 2019

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    Mr Nobody  11 months ago

    As Caulfield from Frazz observed, properly folding a fitted sheet is “a lot of exasperating, time-consuming work that, even if you do get it just right, nobody will ever see in that form anyway.”

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    CO Premium Member 11 months ago

    Isn’t the way you “fold” a fitted sheet is by rolling it up in a bedroll? :-)

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    drogers30  11 months ago

    Take them off the bed wash them and put them back on the bed no need to fold

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    EcurbYkspohs  11 months ago

    Opal do you want help or not ? Tis only a sheet that should of not been purchased in the first place. Regular sheets are easier to use and don’t have corners for stuff to hide in ;-)

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    niteskyy Premium Member 11 months ago

    I hate those “ let’s talk about how you do things wrong even when you help me” conversations.

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    cdward  11 months ago

    I never have trouble with fitted sheets. That wadded up little ball of cloth looks just fine to me.

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    jpayne4040  11 months ago

    Trying to fold sheets is so frustrating! My Mom does it perfectly in 30 seconds. It takes me five minutes and it still looks a mess!

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    The Old Wolf  11 months ago

    Shut up, Opal. If he’s helping at all, he’s exceeded your expectations.

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    fuzzbucket  11 months ago

    I stuff the entire sheet set into one of the matching pillowcases.

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    AlanM  11 months ago

    I’ve never had a problem folding fitted sheets once I learned the trick. Google it and watch a video.

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    jbrobo Premium Member 11 months ago

    I wonder if opal irons them also.

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    jagedlo  11 months ago

    He said “Not Really”, Opal! Why antagonize him?

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    Dani Rice  11 months ago

    Hubby can fold four bath towels four different ways, and they still turn out the same dimensions, so they fit into the closet. He helps, and that’s all that counts.

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    Zebrastripes  11 months ago

    Does Opal ever stop her condescending conversations to Earl? If she’s so anal about how he folds the laundry, then she needs to do it herself, MRS PERFECTIONIST! Why can’t she just RELAX and enjoy life? NAG NAG NAG…..

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    unclepablo  11 months ago

    When you stretch it out there are no wrinkles… so why worry about folding it? Just wad it up like I do…

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    DaveQuinn  11 months ago

    If Opal is so concerned about how fitted sheets are folded, she should do it herself instead of criticizing Earl. Those that don’t do…do NOT criticize those that do.

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    Diat60  11 months ago

    I can fold a fitted sheet and often mention this to my family. Very often. And they are sooooo unimpressed. I must mention it again.

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    Tentoes  11 months ago

    Fitted sheets are the enemy! In the middle of the night, the corner pops off and the elastic attacks you.

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    The Reader Premium Member 11 months ago

    I found the suppressed-rage-sit-on-it-to-get-rid-of-the-lumps method works best.

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    zeexenon  11 months ago

    Amen, Earl! For those darned things, maybe rolling them like T-Shirts on a camping trip is best.

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    micromos  11 months ago

    Fold it in half then roll it.

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    rlaker22j  11 months ago

    only women can fold fitted sheets

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    Cerabooge  11 months ago

    And good luck finding a sheet set that includes 2 flat sheets. It’s not even that easy to find flat sheets sold separately.

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    Perkycat  11 months ago

    Of all things to talk about when you are enjoying a nice day sitting on the porch!

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    Herb L 1954  11 months ago

    I sit upon a slitted sheet ;)

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    Soccermom53  11 months ago

    Laundry folding is one of the skills I still can impress my children with – especially when it comes to fitted sheets.

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    ccwsparks  11 months ago

    You don’t fold a fitted sheet – you just wad it up neatly.

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    David Huie Green  11 months ago

    My man!!!

    Some just think outside the box. Earl thinks outside the corners.

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    birdmaninfl  11 months ago

    There show be a law against fitted sheets.

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    warriorwon  11 months ago

    Fold? Sheet?!? Good one!

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    NaturLvr  11 months ago

    It’s very interesting how Mr. Crane so frequently makes Opal the stereotypical nagging female villain and how it incites hateful comments toward her shrewish character…which is in reality being created by the mind of a man. I see what you’re doing there, Brian. ;-)

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    sarahbowl1  11 months ago

    I just have one set of sheets, so when I wash them they go right on my bed, lol!

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    wittm  11 months ago

    I can fold a fitted sheet, but the best thing to do is just put it back on the bed.

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    wirepunchr  11 months ago

    Such a ripping conversation.

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    Cminuscomics&stories Premium Member 11 months ago
    A sheet for all seasonsAnother anonymous terrorist blog™ Probably by© C.W. CharlesIt all began innocently enough after I had read a cartoon with a gag about fitted sheets. Grandma had given Grandpa a fitted sheet and told him to fold it. He did. But, naturally, the sheet immediately unfolded and Grandma proceeded to comment upon Grandpa’s intelligence.Crazy, I thought and mentioned to my wife that there was no need to ever fold fitted sheets. You merely wash them, dry them, and stick them back on the mattress.When they wear out, you simply take out the spare, already folded and packaged by slave labor in a country you have never heard of, and slap it on. Then, buy a new back up set to stick in the drawer. It was a perfect system that met all my standards.In accordance with my consistent failure to meet the spouse’s expectations, I was wrong again.It seems Martha Stewart had given a program on folding fitted sheets!! And, she had watched it! I mean, people actually watched Martha Stewart’s program about folding fitted sheets…Hokey smokes, Bullwinkle!There must be 500 channels and somebody watches every single one. Truly, this is a sign of the apocalypse, the imminent Second Coming, for certain! I’ll be surely damned.Anyhow, the spouse says other people have many different sheets and bed coverings, sheets for all seasons! Because, other people have nicer houses with more storage for all these accouterments…Uh, oh… I was afraid the I should have married a doctor instead of you subject would be broached again. Her parents had many times told her to marry a doctor instead of me.I truly believed they prayed I would be killed in a car crash or something so their daughter could marry a doctor the second time as she truly deserved.
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    falcon_370f  11 months ago

    I know how to fold a fitted sheet, really.

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    WCraft Premium Member 11 months ago

    Please ignore Earl and tell us guys how to fold a fitted sheet. Please!

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