The Bumstead Maneuver

The Bumstead Maneuver

On weekends, I’m the king of the sofa at my house. Let me tell you, there’s lazy, and then there’s Sofa King lazy, and I’m the latter.

I nap in one of two positions: facing the front of the sofa or on my back.

Lately I’ve been thinking about adding a new weapon to my arsenal — the Bumstead Maneuver, as popularized by Dagwood Bumstead.

You can see from the illustration that Bumstead is actually taking a nap facing the back of the sofa!

Blogging experts recommend posing a question in your posts, in order to artificially engage the readership, so here goes . . .

Does anyone have any thoughts, pro or con, on adding the Bumstead Maneuver to my repertoire?

  5 comments for “The Bumstead Maneuver

  1. MS
    MS
    23 Apr 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Who has time to take naps on the weekend?

  2. s
    23 Apr 2009 at 9:38 pm

    less light in your face….maybe little quieter…

    but then there’s the tendency to keep leaning forwards, eventually burying your face in the back of the sofa……

  3. 24 Apr 2009 at 6:49 am

    I prefer the face down nap on the sofa. Don’t use if your sofa is either leather or one of those cheap prickly plaid fabric numbers. Drool and slobber ages a sofa quite nicely.

  4. Shawna
    24 Apr 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Hostile,

    You can sleep, eat, poo, pee or write anyway you want. It’s your website……..You’re the boss.

  5. RP
    25 Apr 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Thumbs up for the Bumstead Maneuver! Add a pillow over your head to block out the light/sounds. If it’s a recliner, so much the better: lift up one or both sides to allow man’s best friend to join you without you feeling squished in!

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