The New Chair

desk chairI’m writing to you from the literal lap of luxury – my new chair.  Now a new chair may not seem like much, but to me it’s a tiny bit of heaven. There was really nothing wrong with the old chair.  In a way, that was bad because it made the decision to replace it even more difficult.  But, every time I sat down at the computer, it seemed like that old chair became harder and harder. I tried to soften it up with a cushion, but even that did not help.  Finally it became obvious; the chair was ridiculously uncomfortable and just had to go.  I decided the time had come to treat myself to a new computer chair.

Trouble is, I’m not very hard to please.  I sort of had in mind what I wanted and anything halfway close seemed okay.  But that was the problem with the old chair.  It seemed good enough, so I bought it without really considering long-term comfort.  Actually, it was such an improvement over my former chair, a borrowed straight back from the dining room table, that I felt blessed just to have wheels.

My former real computer chair was one of those inexpensive little armless office typing chairs. You know the kind, a seat and a back on wheels.  The burgundy upholstery matched the sofa, and the chair would fit into my tiny computer corner.  It was functional, but HARD… man… that chair was hard as a rock!

So, I went from store to store shopping for the new chair and feeling a bit like Goldilocks at the Three Bears house.  This chair was too small, almost like my old chair with arms added.  That chair was too big, obviously made for a man’s body; my legs could hardly bend. This chair had nice feel, but the back was too low.  Finally, there it was at the third store, a chair that was JUST RIGHT.  It fit my frame and had every thing I wanted.  And the price was just about what I wanted to pay.  As soon as I sat down to try it, I knew this was it – my chair.

The salesman came up and said, “Could I help you with something?”

“Just wheel me out to the truck!” I replied.

Now, I have arrived!  I’m telling you this new chair is pure heaven.  It is soft buttery leather that sinks when you sit down and cushions your buns like a baby’s bottom. Then there is that wonderful lumbar support in back.  And it has a high back so I can lean back my head to think and rest my neck  And it has arms…nice soft leather covered arms!  I can adjust the height so my feet touch the floor and adjust the tilt so I can lean way back if I want to rest. But it also fits up close to the keyboard and has room for my elbows inside the arms.  I’m telling you, I’m like a queen with a new throne.  This is a great chair.

I spend a lot of time in front of the computer.  So, why not have a comfortable chair in the spot that I use most?  I write here, surf the net, watch TV, and sometimes even eat at my computer.  It really takes so little please me; a small item like one new chair, and I melt.

Guess, you think I’m pushing chairs, and I’m gonna tell you where I got it?  Nope, find your own chair.  I’m gonna rock myself to sleep.

©1999 Sheila Moss

 

NOTE: Tell me, what sort of chair are you sitting on right now? Do you like it?

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About Sheila Moss

My stories are about daily life and the funny things that happen to all of us. My columns have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, anthologies, and websites. SUBSCRIBE to my weekly columns hot off the keyboard and not available on my blog: humorcolumnist-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
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7 Responses to The New Chair

  1. My last chair purchase was for comfort. I paid big $$ for it (as opposed to my original $29 chair) and it was worth every penny. It’s probably close to 8 years old and still comfortable. You can think better (so I tell myself) when you are comfortable!

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  2. Lois says:

    I totally agree that a chair must be comfortable, especially if you are going to spend a lot of time in it working on a computer. The only way to buy a chair is by doing what you did, and play Goldilocks until you find the one that is just right.

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  3. winctop says:

    I sit on a regular chair without any wheels and a wood backing. It has a little bit of cushioning which does its job pretty well too!

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