I’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?