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Monday, March 31, 2008

I can't sleep, like a baby or otherwise

I've been meaning to blog about this for a while, but the press of other important topics has kept me from getting to it. Last week, I was watching some sporting event or another -- probably a Blazer game -- when up popped a commercial for Mattress World. No problem -- I'm all ready for the iconic Mattress World owner couple to appear and show us how they're doing with their diets this month. Funniest spots since Tom Peterson.

But lo and behold...

The Mattress World guy is nowhere to be seen! The wife is there, the kids are there, but...

WHERE IS HE? I can't sleep until he tells me, "The mattress is free"!

I hope everything's o.k.

UPDATE, 2/12/10, 8:54 p.m.: New developments here.

Comments (19)

The Mattress World Guy asked me for 20 bucks this weekend, something about his truck broke down, needed a ride to Welches.

Old political wisdom. "Follow the money"

Cutting back on advertising expenses I guess. I just hope they are having a sale when I need a new mattress.

He rolled over and smothered that one baby.

Dude, I also noticed he was missing.

The wife seemed to have a scratchy throat in the commercial, so I surmised he might be home with the flu on the day they filmed the spot.

BTW, I am quite certain they have NEVER given away a free mattress...

BTW, I am quite certain they have NEVER given away a free mattress...

hehe, no kidding. Thats about the dumbest line in a commercial I have ever heard.

I looked on the Mattress World website and the Oregon Corporation Division website, and Sherri Hiner is the only Hiner listed as an officer of the company. It appears that the Hiners are sleeping on different mattresses these days.

Maybe a Sleep Number bed would help them resolve their differences.

"Maybe a Sleep Number bed would help them resolve their differences."

Its working for Lars and Tina.....

Jack, I was noticing that at first they both lost quite a bit of weight, but then Sherri even more so. They were beginning to look mis-matched in the commercials and she was tarting up. After that, it was probably a matter of time. An OJIN search reveals an uncontested dissolution in Clackamas Co. mid-Feb. Huh, maybe I should feed my wife more chocolate.

He is getting divorced, so I guess the wife runs the business now.

From what I have been told Sherri is the brains of the operation. She appeared at last year's Oregon Association of Broadcasters Convention to accept an award and I never heard her husband's name mentioned once.

Hopefully she cuts him a deal on a nice twin mattress on the way out...

I imagine the kid that used be sleeping on the bed is now probably a junior in high school and sleeping in until midday on "teacher planning days".

His mom will be hitting the post divorce diet pretty soon so I am looking forward to some hot **** Mattress world ads.

Someone needs to do a youtube video of the couple through the years and at the end...one of her and FABIO!

Also, another sad note. Jer-Bears is closing. Maybe Mr. Mattress World ran off to Vegas with that little teddy bear.

SO FUNNY HOW YOU PEOPLE BLOG ABOUT A COMPANY YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT!!! WHY DONT YOU FOCUS ON MATTRESS WORLD DONATING MONEY TO FEED HUNGARY FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, CHILDRENS CANCER ACCOSCIATION, HELPING FLOOD VICTIMS, TOY DRIVES, DONATING MATTRESSES TO WOMENS SHELTERS,LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS..THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. BUT DO YOU SEE THEM GOING ON TV WANTING CREDIT? NO! JON DOESNT OWN A TRUCK SO WHOEVER SAID HE BARROWED $20 IS TELLING STORIES.IF EVERYONE DID A LITTLE GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY LIKE JON&SHERRI HINER WE COULD DRIVE HUNGAR OUT OF OREGON AND GIVE CHILDREN WITH CANCER HOPE.

Um, Trixie....chill out sweetie! No one is saying that the Hiners aren't good people! Perhaps after we drive "HUNGAR" out of Oregon, we could work on public education so when people like you post a public blog, you don't look like you never made it past 2nd grade spelling!

I guess she'll have to get a sense of humor. Becausssse, giving to charity isn't funny like big folks are sometimes. I'd sure hate to live in a world as literal as that. Or maybe, just maybe . . . Trixie, are you really Sheri Hiner?

I wonder if trixie knows why they are getting divorced?? I wonder what trixie would think about Sherri if she knew...???


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