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Office Chair, Sitbetter.com, and One of the Three Bears
This entry was posted on March 4, 2009.
Well, I’ve got to tell you that I’ve made a full recovery from the shoulder problem I mentioned a while back. Man, that was a few months ago, but it definitely feels so much longer. I guess the pain started back six months ago and I didn’t do anything about it at first. Sometimes I’m like that. I’d felt the sharp shooting pains in my right deltoid but just thought I’d strained it, it took me nearly three months to see my doctor about it. She had me go to physical therapy. Yes, the ego-decimation of having to yank and stretch little colorful rubber bands was not something I looked forward to everyday, but I did it. I won’t say it was pleasurable when I advanced to the five pound weights and struggled, and yes, began to sweat.
Finally recognizing what happened, I picked up a new home office chair. It was my favorite at Sitbetter.com and it still remains king in my book. The Infinity Series Mesh Back Chair (EMC-11), came with free shipping, and the black mesh is cool for those days I have to spend a lot of time in front of the ole laptop. The adjustments have been set just right, and not to sound like one of the three bears in Goldilocks, but I can always tell when someone’s been sitting in my home office chair.
Years ago, when I was working for a big company in Boston, I had an office chair that was pretty expensive, but it took me a long time to figure out how it worked and what positions were the right ones for me. I think the word ‘ergonomic’ was just catching on back then. Anyway, inevitably, I’d take a vacation and come back to find someone had been sitting in my office chair. I’m not selfish so it had nothing to do with anyone playing with my ‘toy,’ but the person or persons would always mess around with adjustments and tilts. I’d sit down and my feet wouldn’t touch the floor, or I’d sit and my knees would come parallel to my shoulders. Alright, I exaggerated on the last one, but either way it would take me numerous attempts during the day, and sometimes the week, to get it back to how I liked it.
One of the many cool things about my Infinity (EMC-11) is that within a minute I can adjust it right back to where wanted. It seems to know where my comfort levels are at.
There’s only one question though. It this is my home office chair and, but for my Rottweiler, Casey, I live alone. So, then who’s been sitting in my office chair?
Maybe I am one of the three bears.