In the spring of 2019, my husband and I were going to move to our home in the middle of the night.
He’d been working as a construction worker, and I was a stay-at-home mom, and it felt like a natural fit for us to move in together.
We had the space, and our home was ready.
I had the furniture, and the space was ready for us.
As I stood at the kitchen counter, I noticed a pile of furniture laying out in the kitchen.
I was surprised to find a bed sitting in a drawer.
The bed was an inexpensive, hardwood, non-slip, two-person mattress.
The mattress looked comfortable enough that I bought it.
I called the store and explained that I needed the mattress to replace a broken mattress pad that had been sitting in the living room for three years.
The salesman replied, “I’m sorry, but the mattress is not fit for purpose, and we can’t sell it.”
We asked what was wrong, and he told us he couldn’t sell the mattress because it wasn’t for a bed.
He told us that the mattress had been damaged and he had to take it to a dealer to have it replaced.
I explained that the bed was for me, and that it would have to be moved out of the house.
He looked at me and said, “Well, I guess you can get me the mattress, but you have to move it to your new home.”
I asked him what I could do to get the mattress back, and to which he replied, “…well, we can either give it back or we can take it.”
I explained to him that I was moving out of my home and that I had been spending time at home with my daughter.
I asked if he would accept my offer to take the mattress.
He replied, no, because I would be moving in with my new roommate.
I said, I’m sorry but I really need a mattress for my new home, and if you have one, I’ll take it.
He said, we’ll just call you back and let you know when it arrives.
After a few more minutes of arguing, he told me I was right, and there was no need to move.
He would accept a bed from me, or I would take it, I would pay him a few dollars for the bed, and then I would leave.
He assured me that he would do everything possible to get me a new mattress for a home I was ready to share with my family.
I thought to myself, if I had to pay for the mattress myself, I’d be stuck with it forever.
And yet, I was determined to get it.
As a stay at home mother, I have a strong desire to be a stay home mom, even if I can’t afford the bed.
I also had to think about my future.
I have three young kids who need a bed for bedding and cribs, and now I can no longer afford the mattress or any of the other items that would be necessary to move the bed to the new home.
So, I called several different furniture stores, including the store I had originally picked up the mattress from, and one of the managers told me that if I moved in with her and moved in for her, it would be considered a loan.
He advised me that I could only be considered for a loan if I did all the work myself and if I could get the bed back.
I knew that if he agreed to loan me the bed at that point, I wouldn’t have any other options.
I took the mattress and returned it to the store.
It was the last time I would ever use the mattress I had purchased from the store, and my house would be ruined.
I got home and put the mattress in the garage.
As soon as I was able to get my bearings, I contacted the company that had loaned me the mattresses.
I told them that I didn’t need the mattress anymore.
I didn’ think that was the case.
I went to the manager, and she informed me that since I didn ‘t want the mattress anywhere near the kids, it was no longer a loan for me.
I then told the manager that I would like to be considered and would like the mattress returned.
The manager agreed, and agreed to take care of the issue.
I started calling and calling, but never got a response.
Then, a few days later, I received an email from the company.
They had been contacted by a woman named Sarah, who said that she had been the sole owner of the mattress that I purchased from her.
The company explained that they had already contacted the woman and she had agreed to return the mattress for me to move into her home.
Sarah then told me she was moving the mattress out of her house, and would no longer be accepting loan applications for the mattress.
I emailed Sarah to let her know