Well, we decided to wrap up Travel Week… Pinterest style!
That was fortunate for me, because I really needed Pinterest‘s help with this one!
Some accused me of being a certified germaphobe when I confessed to carrying a full sized Wet Ones container with me at all times. I don’t know. I think I’m just appropriately concerned with sanitation and not catching the plague thankyouverymuch.
And you know how I feel about bugs on people. That’s just being a sane person.
What I have failed to mention prior to now is that I am deathly afraid of finding myself in the middle of a bed bug infestation. Those suckers are EVERYWHERE these days. They don’t discriminate. They’re not just in the Motel 6 that charges by the hour. Oh, no! They’ve been seen at even the most upscale Ritz Carlton. They can be found in almost every city. They have even been spotted, *gulp*, in MOVIE THEATER SEATS.
Is nothing sacred anymore?
Well, I’m no dummy. I know a great website where they post which hotels have bed bugs complete with offending room numbers. I have researched the proper way to inspect any bed for bed bugs. I’m so good at it now, I can complete the mattress check before you can hand the bellman a fiver for bringing up your bags. [She’s not kidding. I’ve seen her perform these maneuvers. It’s disturbing, yet somehow fascinating.-Ashley]
But even armed with all this knowledge, I am still nervous. Visual inspection frequently misses low level infestations. I KNOW, RIGHT?! But, sometimes I’ve got to travel. I don’t rock a staycation as well as Ashley.
So when I saw this on Pinterest, I breathed a sigh of relief.
Pinterest Nightmare #501: Travelers Bed Bug Thwarting Sleeping Cocoon
THANK YOU HAMMACHER SCHLEMMER!
I am fully on board with something that promises to prevent “100% of bedbug’s teeth from penetrating the fabric”. Comforting, amiright?! Nobody is willing to offer up that kind of perfect guarantee in today’s modern world. That’s just the level of protection I am looking for in a sleep cocoon.
Plus… SEXY! My husband and I always consider a vacation as a wonderful time to rekindle our romantic spark away from the distractions of daily life. What could be more seductive than finding your spouse waiting for you in bed like this?
But, I’m not easily comforted when it comes to potential infestations. What about your face just sitting there? Can’t they just bite your face and crawl in through the head hole?
If this is as impervious as they say and also made of polyester, does air circulate in there? Won’t I just be hot and sweaty with facial bed bug bites?
It’s great that the official description assured me that, despite the incredible levels of protection this cocoon affords, I would still be able to “breathe naturally.” Whew, what a relief. Traveling with a ventilator can be awkward.
Oh, Pinterest. No…just no.