Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dear Mattress Firm: A Note from all the Mamas

Dear Mattress Firm:

For the last few weeks, you have made life very hard for all of the mamas. Why, you ask? What did you do? It's your commercial. You know.. the one with the doorbell ringing. I would give a better description, but I honestly have no idea what happens in the commercial post doorbell-ring. See, as soon as that gosh darn doorbell rings, all hell breaks loose. Here's a glimpse at what happens in homes across America every time your commercial airs...
I notice my baby is getting a little antsy as we play. I'm also dragging a bit. It must be that time - NAP TIME! Hallelujah! I get a bottle ready, change her diaper and try to settle her down before her afternoon nap.She starts to doze and I bring her up to her crib. Ahhh... a few peaceful moments to myself. I grab a Diet Coke, cue up The View from the DVR, and plop onto the couch for a little downtime while the baby naps. As The View ladies gab away, I start to zone out. I hear Whoopi throw it to the commercial, and then...IT happens. The gosh darn doorbell rings!!! No, not MY doorbell. The MATTRESS FIRM DOORBELL! Of course, the dog starts going nuts, thinking someone is at the front door. Barking and running... running and barking. I start yelling at the dog to hush up. And before you know it, "Wah, wah, wah!" rings out from the nursery. What should have been a 1 hour nap was only 25 minutes. And mamas across the country vow to never shop at Mattress Firm.
So I ask you Mattress Firm, on behalf of all the mamas, please do away with the doorbell ring at the beginning of your commercial. Actually, I beg you. Because the next step is to never watch TV - and then we won't see your commercials anyway.

Worn Out Mama in the ATL,
Sweet Leigh Mama


  1. Are you serious? How loud is your tv? instead of boycotting a store, why don't you try putting the dog outside during nap time, fast forwarding through the commercials, muting your tv before the commercials start or perhaps you really need to turn off the tv and take a nap. I'm a single mom that works full-time, I also have 2 labrador retrievers and I'm sick and tired of hearing woe is me stories about how lazy some people are. don't blame Mattress Firm, blame yourself for being too lazy to do something that requires effort like - turn the tv off.

    Seriously! I bet if the doorbell rang on The View every day, you wouldn't be contacting Whoopi to boycott the show.

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  2. Interesting point of view, Miss Anonymous. Obviously you haven't been reading my blog long enough to know that I am very sarcastic. If it offended you, find another blog to read : ) Becasue my readers appreciate the humor in motherhood...

  3. The mattress firm doorbell just rang and I immediately did an on-line search to see if anyone else has a problem. We have disconnected our "actual" doorbell because we have a 70 pound dog recovering from TPLO surgery on his leg/knee and he isn't supposed to jump around for about 2 months. Enter mattress firm doorbell and my 8 pound maltese goes ballistic running in circles and barking and my invalid dog tries to jump up and see what is going on and who is ringing the bell - Oh my. My tv is turned down very low but the ads always come on much louder and that doorbell ... oh well. Wish I was in the market for a mattress just so I could boycott them ;o)

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