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Why, America!? Why!?

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23rd May 2020
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3 days ago #9830901        
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me, an American who sleeps in an actual loft that needs a ladder to reach it: hey I feel attacked


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3 days ago #9830886        
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So that really big and scary monsters can hide under the bed, to torment little children.


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3 days ago #9830936        
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Bugs?

So, Scandinavian vs. Continental United States; America includes some very south-latitude habitats. Wet, hot swamps that (I presume) have more insects than the frigid cold of the frozen north.

Taller beds have less chance of draping sheets on the floor and letting crawly things up into the bed.

19 hours ago #9831031        
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A better question is how do other countries get on beds less than a foot off the ground without breaking them? Like, am I supposed to do a quick core workout and squat onto the bed? Or should I take a knee and roll into it?
I try to lay down gently but at 6'2" it's still a looooong way down to the mattress.

2 days ago #9830971        
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I feel personally attacked from this comic...

Look, I'm 193cm (6'4"). I NEED a tall bed.


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3 days ago #9830895        
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American beds are perfect! Much easier to get into and out of for adult size people. The storage space is a bonus, but it is nice that they can be at the height of a chair rather than a low sofa.
It is us Europeans who are doing it wrong.
Same thing with cars . Nothing worse than a low sedan where you feel your butt is just above the road. You feel you put the car on, rather than sit in it. Better with a pickup or other reasonably big car, where you sit down in the same height as you would on a chair.
God bless the US for being nice to people who are tall (and/or overweight) :-)

Also: I'm telling you, American beds are the greatest....it's true! ;-P


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3 days ago #9830875        
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More room for guns?


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Hinoron

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24 hours ago #9831024        
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How tall is "tall"?

My bed comes to just above my knee when I stand beside it, and if I sit on it, both my feet touch the floor. Seems like a good, sensible height to me, if just for that reason.

Mind you, I know a number of folks whose "bed" is just a mattress on the floor... but they're rather poor; it's not like that's their deliberate choice. Beds and mattresses are expensive (to buy new).

1 day ago #9830992        
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It's a good way to have extra storage, and also good for taller folks with back, knee, etc. issues since there's less height to clear to get into bed

2 days ago #9830962        
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I bought my tall bed at Ikea so I assumed it was normal height for Scandinavians.


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