Busted The Bed

Two nights ago, the bed creaked when I transferred to it from the wheelchair. I did not give it much thought then as I was worn down by the cold and all I wanted was to curl up in bed and sleep. The next morning was uneventful. As the day dragged by, the weather became more and more humid. All I wanted to do was get into bed again to nurse the cold some more.

As I sat on the bed, it let out a loud creak again. Sensing that something was not right, I got back onto the wheelchair and did a visual inspection of the bed. Nothing seemed out of place. I got back onto the bed. There was the loud creak again as the bed gave way. When I called Wuan in the office to tell her what happened, she could not stop laughing.

She took time off from work to go bed hunting but we could not find a suitable one. For now, the bed is being propped up by red bricks leftover from a renovation of the front yard some time back. We are going bed hunting again this weekend. We prefer a bed built from whole solid wood rather than those made from jointed sections. Hopefully everything will hold up until then.

Busted bed

Busted bed

Busted bed propoed up by red bricks

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

4 thoughts on “Busted The Bed”

  1. that’s not a very good bed design… the middle is normally where people sit & press all their weight on… wrong place to put joins la.

    get a bed with metal frame. or those divan type like in 5-star hotels. that type is very solid & it won’t break.

    tho a couple of my colleagues managed to break a metal frame bed in the hotel during our last company trip… -____-”

    Most of the beds at the furniture shop are like that – many smaller sections glued together to make a bigger panel. That is why we are looking for one that is made from a whole piece of wood. That is going to cost a lot more too.

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