Couple causes Twitter meltdown for not having a "side of the bed"
The Internet has continued to make us re-evaluate our daily habits – from whether we should wash certain body parts in the shower to how many towels we should own.
Now, a new online debate has been sparked after Washington Post reporter Jeff Stein shared that his friends, who are in couple, sleep on different sides of the bed each night.
Several months ago, a couple we are friends with said they don’t sleep on the same side of the bed every night. As in, every night when they get into bed, they don’t know who will sleep on which side. Still blows my mind
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) July 27, 2019
“Several months ago, a couple we are friends with said they don’t sleep on the same side of the bed every night,” Stein wrote on Twitter. “As in, every night when they get into bed, they don’t know who will sleep on which side. Still blows my mind.”
He went on to explain that the couple only has one nightstand, but there is a window ledge on the other side where a water bottle can be placed.
UPDATE: The man in the couple in question confirms via DM that they only have 1 nightstand. (However, he appropriately chides me for not fact-checking first.) He also says there is a window ledge on the other side w/ space for a water bottle, while the nightstand holds the phones
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) July 28, 2019
The tweet quickly went viral, having amassed more than 84,000 likes at the time of writing. People expressed surprise at the couple’s habit, with many pointing out how unusual it was to not have a designated side of the bed.
“Not only do we sleep on the same side of the bed every night, the dogs also sleep in pretty much the exact same spots every night,” one shared.
“If my wife is out of town I still sleep on my side of the bed,” another added.
“I’m anxious just reading this. I sleep alone in a California King & still wouldn’t dream of sleeping on the other side of it,” one wrote.
“Who the F do these people think they are? They think they are fun and interesting because they change their sleeping side every night? Be boring and predictable like the rest of us and pick a side!” one chimed in.
Some suggested that the habit may be more common than people thought. “Totally normal. Whoever gets in the bed first wins. Only one side has a phone charger,” one commented.
“My parents with five kids who were happily married for over 60 years changed sides after 30 years of marriage. When asked why, they said they said it was one way to mix it up for the next 30 years!” another shared.