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Monday, April 27, 2009

An oasis of dignity

Doreen and Julia were bought new chairs as part of the end-of-financial-year spend-up. This involved quite a lot more of a performance than I want to write about: even by our standards it was not library management's finest hour. Anyway, T.Aldous finally got them to tell him what chairs they needed and wanted and he got Maudie to get them ordered pronto. They arrived amidst fuss and whatnot and both ladies then gave us a week-long performance of The Princess and the Pea.

Frog's been allowed one of the cast-offs (I'm not eligible because of my amateur status). He's quite impressed:

"I don't see what the problem is: it's a really comfortable chair to work in and the support for my back is brilliant."

There is, of course, a key anatomical difference about the seating arrangements between him and them.

They have to be able to talk out of theirs.


Gadjo Dilo said...

I like Frog. He's clearly a giant among pygmies, all the more so for not minding people calling him "Frog" despite looking like one.

Madame DeFarge said...

Don't talk to me about chairs. having seen my earlier post about Herman Millers, I am less than chuffed witb our choice. give me an upturned bucket anyday.

Unknown said...

key anatomical difference? Frog is used to sitting on peas?

Pat said...

'talk out of theirs' that sounds a bit rude.

emu said...

Frog always reminds me of Kenneth More in the 'Doctor' movies

The Topiary Cow said...

Can't believe Kevin's amateur status disqualified him from a new chair.



Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: he has a Mister Toad air about him when the mood's on him

Mme deF: upturned bucket? luxury!

Wendy: I hadn't thought of that. And I'm sorry I have now.

Pat: would I be rude?

emu: so that's what the mime was (I thought it was 'cod and chips')

Me neither Ms Cow!

Ms Scarlet said...

Why not take in a chaise longue?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Scarlet: there was so much bad feeling after the fight for the little armchair that time we daren't risk anything comfortable.