I Hate Carpet

Do you hate carpet?  This catharsis is for you.

We are not alone...

It's as simple as that.  I do not understand the wall-to-wall sensation that has long since swept our nation.  "Our nation" meaning the US of A; I can't rightly speak for the rest of the world.  I realized my dislike for carpet senior year of high school, when we read a short story about emissaries from Japan (circa late 1800ish, maybe?) who were shocked to see so much carpeting used in one room.  My thought: How incredibly wasteful.

"But bare floors are so cold on my feet!"

First-world grievance, much?  Wear slippers.

That may be a little obstinate of me, but it's no less accurate.  Why are we so gung-ho about carpet, anyway?

"It's cheaper for landlords to replace, and science is showing that carpets act as filters for people with allergies!"

How nice for landlords.  I'm still skeptical on the allergy bit, and the stuff is still grimy.

"So vacuum more often!"

I don't want to.  I don't want carpet in the first place.  You need a full artillery if you have pets or children.

"Then rip the carpet out."

I'd love to.  Unfortunately, I'm living in a rental.

"Then buy a house!"

Sure, I'm renting even though I can afford a house of my own.  That makes sense.

More of a wood floors person too, personally http://t.co/OdHPKLwDri

— Neocities (@neocitiesweb) February 11, 2015