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Fare Thee Well, Trusty Desk Chair  

New2Midlo 52M  
706 posts
11/14/2021 9:12 am

Last Read:
11/15/2021 6:55 pm

Fare Thee Well, Trusty Desk Chair

My current desk chair has become one of my true friends, there for me day and night, whether I'm working from my home office, which I've done for a total of about five years, searching for a job, writing a blog, or plotting . I've spent a lot of time in that chair, which has been with me for seven years, and it had begun to show it. Unfortunately, it passed into the great beyond, last night; it became an ex chair. It's neither stunned nor pining for the fjords. Trying to do things at once, I wasn't paying attention and sat down on the very edge, causing the main support structure of the bench disintegrate. Like everything, this was plastic, and shit wears out.

After perusing the various offerings, I chose a replacement and it's en route. A dining room chair has been pressed into in the interim, but there's a problem. While I've configured my desk temporarily work with the lower chair, I look like I should order from the menu camera during my copious video interviews, which isn't acceptable. address this issue, I pulled out a booster cushion I'd bought shoot off the insanely high bench rests at my rifle club's hundred yard range. But this is a less than ideal solution, since the cushion is roughly twice the size of the bench on the dining room chair and the damn thing's quite unstable. This requires remain completely still during my interviews, lest I move just a bit too far and push the cushion off the chair. A bit difficult to appear relaxed when you're a few inches away from plummeting to the floor.

Fortunately, my replacement desk chair is due to arrive tomorrow, after which will be the proper rites, along with the funeral pyre.

New2Midlo 52M  
1075 posts
11/14/2021 9:14 am

'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!! THIS IS AN EX-CHAIR!!!

spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
11/14/2021 10:55 am

I've got quite attached to my chair in my study where my computer is. My chair is showing wear-and-tear but it swivels so well. I feel like the boss of my own little domain!

New2Midlo replies on 11/15/2021 12:21 pm:
Having been a consultant for a number of years, I have a dedicated home office, so I feel your master of the domain dynamic. Unfortunately, no space for a sofa, conference table, or other furniture suitable for taking advantage of my admin assistant. Although, there was this one time...never mind.

pagancountrygirl 64F
6466 posts
11/14/2021 12:03 pm

I hope you delivered that particular epitaph with the proper accent!
Oh...and please use caution when lighting the funeral pyre.

Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!

New2Midlo replies on 11/15/2021 12:23 pm:
I may be a bit insulted you doubted my pronunciation. Of course it was done properly. Now to do something where I can work in the cheese shop sketch.

lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
11/14/2021 2:30 pm

I retired one last year, it was of vintage design, It had only 4 wheel.. Over the years one or more of the wheels would get dislodged from the base and all of a sudden I would get bounced around till I caught my balance. The wheels were fastened with a sort of detent. Over 25 years or more it lost is ability to hold the wheel in place.
One evening last winter, one of the wheels was lose , I was not aware of this and sit down and it dumped me promptly onto the floor.. Alass! Mad
and Frustrated, my mind was to just get rid of this thing. I promptly picked my self up from the floor, gathered the chair in arms and threw it outside into the cold and wet. Went into the next room and got a suitable replacement, That chair found its place in the dumpster a few days later.. The new one I have now has 5 wheels on the bottom, It don't feel any different , just looks different.. As the saying goes, done it , been there..

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New2Midlo replies on 11/15/2021 12:24 pm:
Because of the likelihood of continuing to work from home for some time, I would have splurged on a really high end unit, but there's that lack of income thing. So, to your point, the new one doesn't feel any different than the old one. I just don't fall off of it.

secret_lade 48F
9227 posts
11/14/2021 3:26 pm

My desk chair at work bit the dust last summer. I went to slide back and get into one of my filing cabinets and a wheel BROKE off in the cracked crevice under my desk. Boss #1 was a cheapskate and made sure his office was carpeted but opted not to carpet the administrative assistant's office when they built the building. Every office but his had a cement floor.

New2Midlo replies on 11/15/2021 12:25 pm:
Office or prison cell? At least you had a door. For some reason, my last company enjoyed the open air collaboration BS, so we had cubes. Hated it...

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