Friday, December 31, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Your Beloved Rug

Today, we made our last rug sales of 2010. A customer brought a 2 x 8 runner for us to clean. Her aunt who recently passed away had given her the rug a while back. Unfortunately, the rug was too dirty and stained to be worth cleaning. She ended up buying a higher quality brand new rug to replace the old one. We gave her a very good deal since she was our last customer of 2010. She told us to put her old rug outside for a homeless to take, but before we did that she asked us if she could talk to the rug. She told her aunt through the rug how appreciative she was of having the rug and being able to use it. She continued for couple of minutes and talked to the rug about other things. I found it very interesting that someone cared so much about a rug that she was having a hard time letting go.

Dr. Khosrow Sobhe (Dr. Kay)
Certified Rug Specialist (CRS)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I understand what you are saying. I don't have a huge attachment to items such as furniture. To me a rug, or coffee table cannot represent the person who owned. Memories are stored in our hearts not material items, but I know that a lot of people do cherish items that were passed down to them from loved ones.