By davy0540 - 30/11/2014 06:09 - United States

Today, my wife and I drove two hours from our rural town to buy a new sofa. When we got home, it took us an hour to figure out there was no way to fit it through our door. We made the two hour drive back to return it, only to find the store was closed. FML
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A measuring tape would've gone a long way...

Or you could measure your doorway before buying a piece of furniture.

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Or you could also go onto their website. Advantages of living in the 21st century

So... You took it back home?

Yeah He forgot to mention the two hours for coming back, the two hours for going tomorrow and finally the two hours for coming back too

There's this thing, called a phone.

A measuring tape would've gone a long way...

Well most measuring tapes only go about 25 feet. Not too long, in relative terms.

Since it only need to go 3 feet at the most. That's long enough.

Next up on The Life of Commenter #17: The 25 Foot Couch. Stay tuned guys

A door is about 3-4 feet wide. I don't see how you would need 25 feet.

Well, you could atlest checked the opening times of the store before using two hours to drive there..

I don't think the opening times would've helped him here

Living in a rural town creates its own unique thought process that doesn't take into consideration little things that most people would see as obvious.

That's sofa king funny.

You didn't take ANY measurements of door dimensions to make sure this wouldn't happen? Plus you didn't check the hours when you were at the store? Maybe it's just me but those are two things I would always do.

I unfortunately have to admit that I would've taken measurements for the room and where I wanted the new couch to go, but I probably would've completely forgotten about the door measurements. Plus, most doors are a standard size so you'd think the majority of couches would either be able to fit through it or come apart to go through, and then be put back together. However I definitely would've checked store hours before driving 2 hours back, especially if it was near the end of the day. What a waste of a day, sorry Op.

There is so much ydi with this. You should've taken measurements and you should've checked the store hours... Edit: so didn't realize #10 said the same exact thing as me..glad I wasn't the only one thinking this

Always take measurements first