There are all kinds of boards; the mother board, the ironing board, the board of directors, shuffle board, leader board, but there is only one Sheldon board.
I have an addictive personality so I become enthralled, perhaps even obsessed with books, authors, movies and the odd television series. ‘The Big Bang Theory‘ has been an addiction for sometime, and I suppose it is somewhat pathetic that when my friends and I meet we always find some part of a long conversation dwelling on the antics of Penny, Amy Farrah Fowler, Bernadette, Howard, Leonard, Raj, and of course Sheldon. And, even worse we can -well I can- quote the script with great accuracy resulting in gales of laughter, not to mention the theme song, the best ever, by the BareNaked Ladies.
Some of my favorite scenes take place in the laundry room, where amongst great wit and humor we find Sheldon folding laundry as only the iconic obsessive compulsive can, complete with a board that ensures every item comes out in exact identical specifications.
And we find ourselves saying, ‘I want a board like that.’ I remember them as an item back in the sixties or seventies, but short of contacting Chuck Lorre directly we couldn’t find a single one. Until one day. The day. My sister who likes to peruse Dollar Stores came across one. I think in the end it had to cost her a fortune because she bought not just one for herself, but a dozen others for our group. It’s not blue like Sheldon’s but it does the job.
Others in this house find their laundry missing for short periods of time. I have to do it since I do not have enough foldables to get fair use from this miracle. By the time said missing items are rediscovered they have all been obsessively folded. Just like Sheldon.
My sister lives in an apartment building with a laundry room and I drove her crazy each time I visited begging her to ‘let’s go to the laundry room and play Sheldon and Penny’ but she has a strong sense of propriety so she has declined. So far.
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