Burying Your Head So You’re Not Disturbed?

August 22, 2018 0 By Donna Wuerch

For a mere $99.99 on Amazon, this power nap Ostrich Pillow can be yours. This photo crossed my path so many times that I finally had to check it out. It looks to me like it’s a clear signal that someone doesn’t want to be disturbed. But the inventor says “Sometimes all you need is a power nap during a stressful day or to counter jet lag, or for just a chance to relax. Just burrow your head and arms into its cozy ‘cocoon’ and you’ll be in dreamland before you know it.” He says “Power napping increases productivity by 34%.” I can relate. Sitting at my desk most of the day can sure bring on dreamland to me and a 10-minute power nap can sure power me on for the rest of my day!

You’ve got to hand it to those who find a need and do something about it. The Ostrich Pillow makes sense but I find it hard to believe that women with their well-coiffed hairdos would stick their heads in there for any amount of time — not to mention that it sure looks like it would be hot in there.

The Ostrich Pillow is indeed unique and of course it was named after the ostrich because that’s what ostriches do — they bury their heads in the sand. And isn’t that what some people do, too? They don’t want to deal with situations that represent conflict or they hide from helping their neighbor or they rationalize “ignorance is bliss”. A lot of folks “bury their head” in the sand when they don’t want to take the time to learn a new way of doing something, even though they’d save lots of time, energy and money in doing so. I’ve carried on conversations with some folks (young and old) who are frustrated with technology so they leave it alone because they are unwilling to change and learn something that could save an immeasurable amount of time for them. Many people would rather ignore a problem than trying to solve it. They’d rather hide within their walls than recognizing the needs of others who are going through disappointment and heartbreak and they could sure use a loving and caring “brother or sister” — someone who just might be the load lifter for them.

Wouldn’t this world be a better and kinder place if, instead of burying our heads in the sand, to stand tall and raise our hearts and our hands and say “Pick me! I’ll step up and make a difference” or “I have an ‘open door’ policy. You are always welcome in my office, my home, and my heart! We’ll work this out together!”