You step in to that romantic setting… slick sales people and soft lighting abound, but you’re not looking for a ‘quickie’, and in the past, focusing only on looks and price has left you feeling cheap and unfulfilled. This time you come equipped with the right questions and clues to quality because it’s something cozy and long term that you are longing for, but like every one, you don’t have too much time to waste so your first question even though it might be a bit bold is; so where are you from, or where were you made? And if the answer is ‘I was constructed in the orient but assembled locally, you know this ones just too complicated and you can never get see the way it was raised or constructed. So… you move on. Next you might muster up the courage and ask; are you in it for the long term or in more technical terms are you made from doweled and kiln dried hardwood? And if the reply is ‘It’s good enough that I’m just stapled and glued and my components are even better than real wood’, then once again, it’s time to look for the exits because this one’s just into quick fixes all show and no go.
Next comes the comfort test , and in your inexperienced past ,you’ve usually saved this for an intimate night at home , but now before you commit and sign on the dotted line, you know it’s wise (and a bit forward)… to sample the goods well in advance . So with your best non chalant stance you throw off your jacket and drop down on to the plushness and begin to size things up . Is it too deep , or not deep enough? You want support , but without things feeling to ‘clingy’ ‘So you know only way to be absolutely sure is if there’s that “made just for you” feel about things. The problem is , it wasn’t made for you. So after a few minutes, you get that sinking -in feeling , perhaps from the over exaggerated depth that just left you feeling unsupported or perhaps its because you can feel the edges of the frame protruding and exposing the flaws of an inferiority complex that comes from a poor upbringing and lack of quality materials.
Sadly you leave the place unfulfilled… Vowing never again to fall for the smoke and mirrors of good looks and glossy brochures. You finally realize that the only way you can ever find the perfect match is to have it custom made locally just for you. Specifically to your tastes and lifestyle (and preferably at Department of Interiors).