Wednesday, February 15, 2006
"Well, children, our new ultra-hard PostCherfect chairs have arrived"
"I know they seem a little uncomfortable right now, but eventually your bones will change shape"
I've found someone's long forgotten ergonomic chair (those ones where you kneel on the little stand on the front, and it has no arms or back) , which has been left on the top shelf of a cabinet since the ages of, oh, I don't know, Babylon, and thought "I know, this will make me feel so much more comfortable at work", only to work out that there is a reason why this chair has been left untouched for decades.
It fucking hurts.
Not my back, or my neck, or even my knees, but my shins where the end of the kneeling bit digs into them. After a while I start to lose feeling in my lower legs, and when I try to get up, I have to cling on to desks to stop myself collapsing on the ground like a harpooned seal. Now i'm contemplating going back to my old chair studded with ultra sharp nails, to relieve myself of this posturological hell. No wonder the ergonomic movement died in the 90's.
Long live slouching.