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The Battle of the Chairs

“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.

“A chair?”

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.”

Ping pong.

“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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Copyright 2016




A Christian woman who wants to make a difference in the world.

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