My wife is weird about her pillow. She gets frantic whenever I wash the sheets, asking "You didn't wash my pillowcase, did you?" And when I break the news that, yes, I did indeed wash your pillowcase, I have to reassure her that it will come out of the dryer just the same as it went in only cleaner.
So when I saw the article about pillow fungus in the LifeStyle section of today's Birmingham News, I called her at work to tell her about it.
"Your pillow is 'a cesspool of mold, mildew, fungus, dust mites and mite feces' according to bedding expert Dan Schecter," I told her.
"I know. That's why it's so soft," she said.