“I’m going to order a chair for your office.”
My hands froze over my keyboard. I quickly adjusted my face to reflect peace and serenity.
I know his chair. Big. Leather. Uncute.
“That’s okay,” I smile with my mouth, but not my eyes, “You don’t need to. I’ll use my wooden teacher chair.”
“You need a better chair.”
“Oh,” I stammer, “I love this chair. It’s very comfortable.”
“Your back will hurt if you sit in that chair.”
I dig in. Fingers grip my pen, “No it won’t.”
“Yes, it will.”
No, it won’t. I don’t like your chair.
“Your back will hurt. I’m ordering THE CHAIR.”
“No, I’ll be good”
“YES, I’m ordering it.”
“Let’s make a deal. I’ll try my cute wooden shabby-chic chair for a couple of weeks. If my back hurts, I’ll be the first to let you know.” (Over my dead body.)
“OK, but your back is going to hurt.”
Three weeks later:
I love my cute wooden chair. It looks marvelous in my office. And my back DOES NOT hurt … but something else does.
I will be getting a cushion.
It’s better to look good than to feel good. 😉
Leave a comment below and let me know which chair you like better!
by Mary Kane
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