Monday, July 16, 2007
Feels so good to be bad
I found this on the bottom of my office chair, and I almost immediately ripped it off. I say almost because I did have a second of doubt -- I am not a complete monster with no conscience. After determining that no harm would come to the chair, it was like I couldn't not rip it off.
What's interesting is that ripping the tag off was not the first rule I broke. I have owned this chair for years, and until discovering this tag underneath the seat, have never known how oppressive it really was. Without even trying I have done almost everything on this list that the chair told me not to because it would cause serious injury (they never warn against funny injuries).
I guess what it comes down to, is that I don't like my furniture to tell me what to do. I realize they put these warnings on things because of people who don't understand that using a swivel chair, with wheels on the bottom, as a step ladder is not a good idea. At times I can even be this person. But just as I don't believe inanimate objects can tell how to use them, I also believe that they cannot be held responsible for my serious -- or funny -- injuries when I use them to hang my disco ball on the ceiling.