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.

210 Responses to “Straightening the doormat”

  1. Graham says:

    We have a doormat that my wife bought. I it is in the shape of cottage and has not straight edge. Can not be straightened. I looked at it this morning. Stressful

  2. Pete says:

    Wow, somebody finally seems to understand what’s like to straighten a crooked doormat. A kindred spirit?

  3. Mafalda says:

    Sometimes I come here to check on your posts, but I usually leave quickly because the header is too bright. Please make the header less bright.

  4. Durga Nandan says:

    I never expected a ‘dull’ blog to have 95 responses on one post of 3 lines.
    And all that viral happening all over the net for this blog.

    Cheerz on standing out!
    DN 🙂

  5. Stephanie says:

    It’s been a while since you’ve posted… Please post something!

  6. mike says:

    Leaving a comment.

  7. Before coming to this site, I did not know what a doormat was.

  8. caro says:

    i do not have a door mat, in it’s place is concrete

  9. jenni says:

    isn’t the doormat also technically parallel to the door?

  10. I am the doormat. People reach down and tug on me and push me back into the correct place. I don’t care because I am the doormat.

  11. fingerpuk says:

    I no longer own a doormat. Now I can see the carpet does not fit exactly, this upsets me.

  12. Rich says:

    That is awesome.

  13. Chris Wren says:

    I use those rubber grids that you get from IKEA to keep my doormats straight. Normally you put them in kitchen cupboards, and they keep glasses and tumblers from sliding around. They also make it much easier to line up glasses and tumblers properly.

    It was while doing this one day that I thought “Why couldn’t I use these to keep my doormat from sliding around?” Unfortunately, I didn’t have any spare, so after carefully measuring my doormats, I drove out to IKEA and bought a sheet of the appropriate size, which upon returning home, I was able to trim with a pair of regular scissors and with the help of a metal straightedge ruler.

    The trick is to cut the rubber grid sheeting to slightly SMALLER size than the doormat as this prevents the grid from being visible, should guests unexpectedly drop things by the door and stoop to retrieve them. I did a few test runs to make sure my would work. I exited my apartment, then immediately re-entered, making a point of stepping on the doormat, which didn’t shift. I did this several times and was quite pleased with the result.

  14. cnibase says:

    Someday you will write all the stuff you own!

  15. Just Passing through and thought I’d leave a hello!

  16. Maithili says:

    Doormats are ok. I don’t like them a lot, but I don’t hate them, either.

  17. Steven Scott says:

    I saw that my doormat was less than 1 inch from my doorstep. I require it to me at LEAST one inch. So I went to my room, got a ruler, & measured both sides, & moved my mat.

  18. Sally Howard says:

    Yeah I know! I hate it when this happens it happened to me this morning to be precise.

  19. Coburn says:

    I think I’ll go buy me a doormat just so I can keep it straight.

  20. Rachel Shore says:

    I recommend duck taping your doormat to the ground – this should eliminate problems that arise from crooked mats.

  21. Helen says:

    I like doormats. They keep my feet warm, while I look out the door window to see who is knocking.

  22. Eddy says:

    I saw a uniteresting blog and decided to leave a disinterested comment.

  23. Bored IB Student says:

    The doormat is a clear symbol of the general existential state of the human existence. Like a superhero fighting crime, the fixed state of the door mat will never remain in a permanent state. Yet, it’s own existence may serve no greater purpose than that of a door mat. This leaves to question if the purpose of the door mat may be found in its placement or by its simple existence alone. Which leads us to then again ask to what extent this information has an effect on our own lives.

  24. chrissie says:

    wow. doormats just need to be straight. im glad u sorted that out quickly before your guest come to stay

  25. Bug fan says:

    Much ado about nothing.., but quite refreshing considering life!

  26. Bill says:

    My doormat is spikey. At least it has staight edges, though.

  27. marie says:

    doormat. D-O-O-R-M-A-T. Something that you step on. Doormat

  28. harry cox says:

    this really fluttered my butterflys thanks for the absolutely yummy splooge of a blog

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  30. Grace Suttcliffe says:

    Who ever wrote this is my god and plz marry me

  31. Alyssa says:

    How satisfying yet boring for my OCD

  32. Joe says:

    maybe my doormat is crooked. I must go home to take a look

  33. John Hitch Cock says:

    Just Glue It

  34. Steevo says:

    I’ve never really reflected on it before but, reading these comments has made me realise how much the door mat beautifies our humble abode.

  35. MissJellyBelly says:

    So awesome………

  36. Gabe Johansson says:

    I can’t even have a doormat in my apartment building. Too risky.

  37. Pokèmaster Holly says:

    I like doormats. They are magical

  38. Sarah says:

    Askew is another word for crooked.

  39. SIMS says:

    Im really glad you solved your problem! It inspired me to do more about my own life too. 🙂 ur my hero.

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  42. Valerie says:

    I have a doormat that says welcome.

  43. CJ says:

    Perhaps I should fix my doormat. First, however, I must learn how to move to the doormat.

  44. nick says:

    Maybe the door was crooked

  45. Dullest Blog responder says:

    I had a similar experience. I was in the bathroom. I then noticed the shower curtain leaned. I returned the curtain to its original position. It was now parrallel with the ground.

  46. the Ginger says:

    Shouldn’t it be parallel to the door?

  47. Sunita says:

    you people are funny. Actually thinking this is good? Well, its not. Everyone straightens their doormat once in a while! :3

  48. Dull Pencil says:

    I don’t straighten my doormat as I do not care what position my doormat resides in.

  49. bob says:

    This thing made my head explode! figuratively. A doormat!!!! This blog used to be dull. No more. No more.

  50. Constance Dickles says:

    hi, dave
    i have dormat that needs straightening but my poor old back is unable to reach down and straighten it if you could come to my house (769 Swifter Road, Bronx) i would really appreciate your help and i could bake some nice c00kies in reward thank you love heart

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