Helping Alex move his mattress to his new house was actually quite funny. After much discussion over why scotch tape plus car paint is a bad idea, and untangling of string, we carefully tied the mattress to the top of our freshly-washed car and set off. Stopping at every single traffic light, the mattress inched backward. Accelerating again once the lights turned green caused the mattress to fly upwards from the car, threatening to mow down the SUV behind us.
Brendan held tightly on to the strings in the back seat. Alex drove with one arm out the window holding the mattress down at the front, while I held on to the other side with one hand. People driving by laughed at us. Eventually we got the mattress there without incident and untied it from the car.