Mexico is leading the way in…..Pillow Placement!?!?!?!?

by | Mar 20, 2014 | Uncategorized

I am lucky to have just spent the last three weeks on the road between Canada and Mexico.  I have worked in Canada a lot in the past, but Mexico was new for me.  I was able to learn more about the culture, the people and the issues.  Like the rest of North America, it’s an amazing place full of potential and great people.  There is one thing they lead American and Canada in…..They don’t use decorative pillows!

I stayed in a really nice designer type of hotel, that wasn’t the Ritz, but was designed by a famous Mexican architect, and has a real contemporary flair.  Nice sized rooms that are well appointed, as I turned on the lights, I do my normal glance to the bed to see if my sleeping space is violator free…..It was!  I hate decorative pillows.  Hate them!  Little triangles, circles, and long tubes.  Can’t sleep with them.  So the onus is on me to find a place for them which is always the floor.

On the definition of a pillow is:

“A bag or case made of cloth that is filled with feathers, down, or other soft material, and is used to cushion the head during sleep or rest.”

Well folks, it if doesn’t cushion the head and is in the way of your sleep, then it shouldn’t be classified as a pillow and end up on your bed!

In Canada two weeks ago, my circular brown pillow somehow stayed in my bed last night after I threw out (rather violently) the two red tube shaped pillows.  I woke up with my head on the side of it and threw that one out too.  These effectively serve to not only annoy me, but please the interior decorator who thought it was a clever idea and convinced an entire hotel chain to do it.  It’s not so clever if they sell them at Target.  I’m just saying.  Anyway Ben Stiller had it right in the movie “Along Came Polly”.

I want to fast forward 10 years when the hotel chains in America and Canada follow Mexico’s lead on not giving in to interior designers that care more about the way the room looks than works.  You know, the old Form Vs. Function thing.  I would like to see normal sized comfortable pillows that I can simply lay my head on and sleep.  Is that so hard to ask?

¡Viva México y sus cómodas almohadas!