As I mentioned HERE a long, long time ago, they've added a Bed Bath & Beyond store here in Petoskey. At the time I decried its existence and, in general, the buying of shit you don't really need. Well, circumstances have changed and I decided there might be a few things I now need to go along with my sparklingly clean house (and new girlfriend). As someone who works in architecture, you'd think I'd be up on interior design terms. Turns out, I'm not.
I have a plain down comforter that is covered by what I have always called a "comforter cover". I didn't see anything in the store labeled as such and, as my fellow men will attest, you NEVER ask for assistance. I did notice things called "duvet covers". Megan later explained that this was indeed what I was looking for (I've had the same one now for a long-ass time). She thought my lack of knowledge was cute, even though I was wondering what had become of my life now that I was shopping for duvet covers. She informed me that it's not the type of thing most men buy.
But why? Surely there are plenty of single men out there that, at some point, have to buy such things. Was there something that could be done to get these men excited about making such a purchase? Some way, perhaps, to make the experience less emasculating? I think I know how: Make duvet covers men will want to buy. With the help of my 3-D modelling program, I was able to mock up a duvet cover I think most single men might appreciate. I mean, what guy wouldn't want to fall asleep under a blanket of delicious barbecue ribs?
Or, as Flannery suggests, sizzling bacon?
I think there is an untapped market out there. Just think of the possibilities! The variations are only limited by our imagination.