There is a Jewish Price Gouging Bedroom Set Conspiracy.
The average Jewish newlyweds purchase 48 inch beds. It’s in between a twin (39”) and a full (54”). Since two beds are necessary for the master bedroom, a lot needs to be taken into consideration. Not all rooms can accommodate two full beds…and furniture, or even room to squeeze around. A twin is a wee small, and from this quandary arose the 48 inch bed. Necessity in the mother of invention, and unique to the Jewish community is this size bed, seems like a perfect compromise, right?
It is a Jewish Conspiracy that forces newlyweds to shop exclusively in Jewish furniture stores. Jewish stores that only sell overly ornate, ostentatious, gaudy, over-priced, planks of wood!
I cannot find a decently constructed set that is in my taste and price range.
I already bought my linen, so I’m stuck with the 48, and even if I were to switch to the full, Id have to purchase new blankets, because standard blankets look silly and small and inadequate on a full….it’s too much of a hassle, so I need to find a way out.
#1 VENT (which is what I’m going now)
#2 Go Amish
My brother is carpenter so he knows quality wood and construction. I checked out several Jewish furniture stores, and the few bedroom sets I may have considered, my brother checked out and deemed them a la c___p.
He kept on hocking me to check out the Amish, because their products last as long as their beards.
So I did.
Nice stuff, a little more than I wanted to spend, but feasible. But then I fully recognized the Jewish Conspiracy. I couldn’t order their beds, or a bed from anywhere else…cause 48 inch beds don’t exist anywhere else but Brooklyn and Lakewood!!!
But then there was a nice little message on the bottom of the Amish webpage that they can do customization, just call ‘em.
And I did.
Robin, the overly perky customer service rep informed me that she thinks 48 inch frames can be done, but she has to contact the builder to make sure
“They don’t have phones y’know, so it may take a day or two to get back to you.”
I thanked her, and waited in anxious suspense for a response.
She called me back today…….they can do it.
I BEAT THE SYSTEM