We're taking a bit of a breather while the world rearranges its underpants. Meanwhile, the other blog is here.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Chairs VIII: nothing to see, move along sir

Seth's had a good morning. He's spent the past couple of hours taking each of twenty-four leather chairs out of the box; out of the cellophane wrapper; upending it to inspect the works; checking for scratches; matching the mahogany varnish against the Pantone swatch; replacing the wrapper and putting the chair back into the box, prior to him and Kevin the driver taking them all out to their prospective libraries. Where, in a sane and just world, they'd have been delivered in the first place.

If the disposition of new stock is anything to go by, we'll be finding unopened boxes full of leather chairs tucked away in back rooms in years to come.


The Topiary Cow said...

This compares to the care they take in wrapping Post-Its. Cow doesn't understand why pads of paper need be hermetically sealed in cellophane.

As for the chairs being discovered years later, Cow thinks it probable. Cow worked once in a place where boxes of computers lined the walls. Staff struggled on with their outdated models because no one had time to set up and install the new ones.

Eventually they sat there so long they were obsolete and shipped out again,unopened.


Kevin Musgrove said...

I confess: there's still a new PC and a laser printer in their boxes in the gent's lavatory.

I've even forgotten where they were supposed to be going.

The Topiary Cow said...

Perhaps they were supposed to be installed in the gent's lavatory.

It would be fun to try it and feign confusion when somebody questions it.