Straightening the doormat

I noticed that the doormat was at a slightly crooked angle.  I reached down and moved the mat back into its correct place. The edge of the mat was then perpendicular to the door.

171 Responses to “Straightening the doormat”

  1. This is starting to look dangerously like excitement. Was it a doormat with a touch of style?

  2. Ken Eastwood says:

    Pity the bloody door wasn’t perpendicular to the rest of the house! lol

  3. Rui says:

    I wish I had a doormat.

  4. mrm says:

    I had a doormat once.

  5. Better to have a doormat than to be a doormat.

  6. Andrew Gray says:

    I am concerned. If you rotated the doormat such that it was perpendicular to the door the following options now come into play depending on your space time and relative dimension. 1) The mat now protrudes into the room/hallway 2) The mat is now standing on it’s end. 3) the mat is now standing on its end but the short end is down and thus it is a tall mat leaning its side perpendicularly against the door 4) most inconveniently of all, the mat is now stood on it’s long end, but is protruding into the room. This is now the most extreme perpendicularity of them all. Please clarify as I am unable to take the suspense as to which perpendicular prohesion you were proposing?

  7. I had a doormat, but then after a while I didn’t have again.

  8. Laura says:

    I have a doormat. It’s beige and sometimes when I’m feeling needy I curl up on it in a foetal position. It works for me but annoys my neighbours no end.

  9. Ste says:

    Doormat FTW

  10. saraht says:

    my doormat died before i could celebrate its 9th birthday.

  11. Whittlesford says:

    Do you have OCD? I have CDO. It’s like OCD, but the letters are in the correct order, just as they should be

  12. prufrock says:

    Symmetry is everything.

  13. Church mouse says:

    You have a doormat? So rich! This isn’t even my house. I don’t have a house.

  14. Sam says:

    I need to straighten my doormat, thanks for reminding me.

  15. Annie says:

    I used to have a doormat. It was rubber. It was crooked too. But then, I was smart for I miraculously straighened it! Hey lets have a contest! Whose doormat is more straight or perpendicular!

  16. Marcus says:

    Dude. it should be ‘parallel’. Perpendicular means the doormat is at a right angle to the door.

  17. Arun Ram says:

    I have a mat. Now, will someone please show me the door?

  18. sandy says:

    oh no .. my mat is round…. sobs sobs

  19. Knickerbocker says:

    See, you’re smart. I would’ve straightened the house to be perpendicular to the doormat. You made the better choice I think. Like I said, smart.

  20. Henriok says:

    I also have a doormat

  21. Bingo Haley says:

    Marcus began, “Dude, it should be ‘parallel’.” I sighed – I had no wish to be on the same blog as him.

  22. Bingo Haley says:

    I once was a doormat.

  23. Ralph says:

    I have 2 doormats – one upstairs at the front door and one downstairs at the back door.

  24. The Dullest Troll in the World says:

    That post is very dull.

  25. Click Here says:

    At my house we don’t discriminate against door mats. If the mat doesn’t want to be straight its its own business.

  26. Dinesh says:

    I hate doormats!!

  27. Sadako says:

    Just saying I found this blog today, and I totally love it.

  28. I thought that this blog was about profound issues regarding doormats. It is so good I’m thinking of putting it in my favorites for a while. What a happy surprise that doormats can be so versatile.

  29. Linzi says:

    I bought a doormat yesturday.

  30. So this is where government employees spend their time.

  31. Amritha says:

    I love Doormats…!

  32. Elli says:

    Don`t have doormat either… *sigh*

  33. Martin says:

    My bathmat was slightly awry. I didn’t bother straightening it, though. Would have meant bending down. I could have used my foot, I suppose, but that would have meant standing on one leg and I’ve had enough excitement for one day, what with my bathmat being awry and everything.

  34. Nicole says:

    I missed you. But now that you are back I don’t miss you as much.

  35. Yuriko says:

    I have two doormats stacked together on the inside of the door… I don’t know how that happened.

  36. Thanatos says:

    My floor is crooked, so I decide to shift my doormat so my floor look straight

  37. Simon says:

    Problem is, this blog is more interesting than my work.

  38. Josh says:

    I wish I knew what a doormat is

  39. Hello to the dullest blog in the world. I find it a very comprehensive blog and not dull at all. I think that doormats are the best deal compared to wall to wall carpets. No Joke!. Wall to wall carpets should be prohibited internationally. They are the silent pestilence of this century. When will people see the truth about those genteel doormats?

  40. Congratulations on the shout out in the Economist! This blog is going places!

  41. Oscar says:

    Just so you know this blogg entry was cited in an artical this week in the Economist newspaper concerning convergence of the triviality the bloggosphere and computer technology.

  42. Riwaj says:

    It just felt as it something really amazing thing was done…great job!

  43. Judy says:

    I am a doormat.

  44. I will be trendy one day says:

    I just rushed out and bought a doormat and had it installed. I can’t see what the fuss is about! Was it installed wrong? Is there any tech support, or a user group? Maybe the installer wasn’t certified?

  45. jason says:

    I would like to buy a t-shirt from you to support your site. It doesn’t have to be fancy. A plain white t-shirt will suffice.

  46. Ben says:

    A fascinating and uplifting account of life.

    If only we all saw the small things in our existence as little gems of experience.

  47. techsupport says:

    You brought the Windows 7 doormat. I’m afraid it has no other features than the ones you are currently witnessing.

  48. Joshua Ng says:

    If you suffer from OCD, you could be successful – many great athletes and scientists, for example, are obsessive about their training and research and this has enabled them to beat the competition.
    If you obsess about doormats, however, you just suffer from OCD.
    Personally, I straighten my many doormats at least once every hour.

  49. Michael says:

    I had a doormat called Boris once. It came from Ikeia. I spilled paint on it once.

  50. Joshua Ng says:

    I must straighten my doormats now.

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