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Summoned from the man chair inside one of our town’s most bespoke bedding boutiques, a local city worker learned that a $359 linen doona cover is a bargain and needs to be purchased.

“Oh wow,” he said.

“That’s a lot of money.”

Our reporter overheard the conversation on Sunday afternoon, as they were visiting the French Quarter My Bed shop to pick up some silk pyjamas for summer.

After Dale Coink, a man who does something in town with a computer in exchange for money, floated the idea that spending just under half a week’s pay on a doona cover is a financially reckless decision, it was immediately sunk by his girlfriend, Frankie Bucket.

“I don’t care if we have to remortgage the house,” she said.

“Do you know what a nice doona cover does to your life? It makes it better. Better than buying food with it. Better than investing it in a nice ETF with low fees and strong dividends. Better than using it to pay off bad debt? Are you that dumb?”

“You look at it every day. Even when you’re asleep!”

Dale agreed but still didn’t want to pay $359 for a doona cover. He had to buy time.

“We’ll look at it later, perhaps see if it’s on special somewhere else.”

Frankie squinted.

“It’s on special here. We need to get it now before somebody else does,” she said.

“Is this a game to you?”

With that, our reporter’s card declined and the $840 silk pyjamas they wanted went back on the shelf.

More to come.


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