New flooring is puzzling

Published 10:23 am Sunday, August 27, 2006

By Staff
I've seen it all now. I can die and go to heaven and know that I have seen everything.
For those of you have access to the internet and have an email account, I'm sure you get those strange little letters in your mailbox just like I do.
For some reason, there are companies out there that think I need some sort of hair-growth product and that I'm looking for a career owning my own business. Wrong on both accounts. I have so much hair that sometimes is drives me crazy and I enjoy the fact that if I mess up on a job, there is a boss that could take the blame. If I had my own business I, how could I complain about the boss?
Just this week, I received one such interesting piece of email telling me about a brand new, innovative idea called the &#8220puzzle floor”.
Now mind you, most of the time I simply delete mail pieces if I don't recognize the sender or understand the information in the subject line. However, this one &#8220puzzled” me enough to investigate.
It seems that someone, somewhere decided that a nice wooden floor was simply not interesting enough for their taste. Forget checkerboard carpeting. Forget mosaic tiles in the entryway. Although carpet and tile are both nice, they do not offer the beauty of wood. And, mind you, it has been taken one step further. And the final bright idea was &#8220let's make the floor look like a puzzle”.
It seems the wooden floor pieces, in this case, are not the usual plank or slab style. Each piece is cut out just like a puzzle piece, complete with indentions and protrusions along the sides.
Just so you know, I'm not very good at puzzles. I might be able to complete the outside edges of a puzzle because I know the straight sides belong along the edges. Usually that is as far as I can get.
So, because of my ineptness at putting together a puzzle that has only 20 or less pieces, I won't be getting a puzzle floor. Apparently the puzzle floor pieces are about two feet square. That would cause my living room floor to have over 100 pieces. No thank you, I do not have a desire to have a puzzle floor.
If someone out there gets one of these floors, please let me know. I'd love to see it. Then I really can say I've seen it all.
Lisa Tindell is a news writer for The Brewton Standard. She can be reached at 867-4876 or by email at

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