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So sad! I think I’m going to have to retire “the chair”!

November 25, 2003, 1:10 AM

Remember my chair from Potomac pictures and from the Web Cam archives? It’s going to go live with God soon, as it’s going to be retired sooner rather than later.

Here’s why. First of all, the chair’s been getting wobbly lately to begin with, requiring the chair to be lowered then raised again to keep it from getting too wobbly. Plus the fake-leather is starting to give out in places, and the wood on the base is starting to come off.

The thing that is making this ready for retirement, though, is that it’s really wobbly now, like noticeable tilting, at 45 degrees and instablility when you’re sitting on it. Plus the pneumatics officially gave out, as this chair will go up all of an inch before getting stuck. Fan-bloody-tastic. An inch. A whole inch.

And so, on my day off from working at Wal-Mart, I’m going to go to Wal-Mart (albeit the Harrisonburg store, not Staunton where I currently am working), and price office chairs. Considering that Wal-Mart has a pretty good selection of chairs at their “Every Day Low Prices”, coupled with my employee discount of 10%, I think I’m going to get away with a good chair for a nice little price.

Well, wish me luck. I hope I find a good chair for my money after I get paid.

Web site: This is a picture of my Potomac room, and there in the left of the photo is my soon to be ex-chair. It was a good chair, it was, and served me well for four years, but now it's time to give it a proper retirement.

Song: The incessant beeping of the Wal-Mart cash registers scanning items.

Quote: Me hamming it up at the register with the hand scanner... I pull it out like it's a cowboy's pistol (i.e. I'm drawing it), scan the customer's items, and then blow the imaginary smoke off the end of it. Then I say, "Fastest scanner in the west!" I'm such a ham actor.

Categories: Myself, Walmart