The worst kind of badness

I mean, based on a description like this, it would almost have to be, right?

For the past five and a half months I have had to work with the most vile creature God ever created. In fact, I’m not entirely certain God did create him, every morning I’m quite sure he came straight from the gates of hell. Sometimes I imagine I can still smell the evil foul stench of the day he was created.

And surprisingly, it’s not a politician.


  1. fillyjonk »

    15 September 2011 · 11:50 am

    Wow, that wound up somewhere totally different than I thought it would.

    (Spoiler: I was guessing it was some form of cancer, or autoimmune disorder, or something like fibromyalgia.)

  2. CGHill »

    15 September 2011 · 11:59 am

    It sneaked right past me, too.

  3. Tatyana »

    15 September 2011 · 1:03 pm

    I got a hint when she was talking about “taking passive positions”. But I thought her work involves some sort of modeling…for a painter, maybe.
    And – yes, she does need to take a chill pill.
    Aeron chair is adjustable, if one is uncomfortable in his/her regular posture, it is very easy to modify distances in it (there is a lever to change seat depth, height of armpads, chair back’ angle, etc)

  4. fillyjonk »

    15 September 2011 · 3:15 pm

    Yeah, I was gonna say the one time I stayed in a fancy hotel that had that kind of a chair as a desk chair…well, I was all, “Dang, if I had more money and a greater willingness to spend it…” (Or if I were the sort of person who tried to sneak hotel goods out in my suitcase…)

  5. Rita »

    15 September 2011 · 6:20 pm

    Well, this was certainly unexpected. Not sure how dustbury found my site. Thanks for the link though.

    But it was none of the above. It was an uninsured F-150 that read-ended the SUV I was riding in five months ago. Didn’t hurt at all until about 15 minutes later, within an hour I was getting queasy. Now I’m stuck with some stupid deep muscle injury where the seat was belted and nasty back pain after sitting in that godforsaken junk chair. And no, I can’t ask for a different one, I’m a consultant, I sit….wherever they tell me to.

  6. CGHill »

    15 September 2011 · 6:38 pm

    Well, since you asked: off the comment section at Primordial Slack. (Anyone who appreciates Joan is worth some of my attention.)

  7. Rita »

    15 September 2011 · 6:50 pm

    You’re right CG, love Joan. I’ve seen you around some of the same sites I visit. I sometimes get so lost going from one link to another to another and it seems like sometimes I end up right back where I started. Kinda like here, huh?

  8. CGHill »

    15 September 2011 · 7:36 pm

    It’s all a plot to run up the numbers on SiteMeter and/or Google Analytics.

  9. Tatyana »

    15 September 2011 · 9:25 pm

    FJ, you can read more about the chair here.
    It is considered one of the Design Classics, adopts to every body; on the page5 in this brochure you can see a table indicating that the chair is manufactured in three sizes to correspond to the seater’s mass and size.

    It’s not made with newest technology, but it is relatively inexpensive for a chair of its class and its ergonomics and adjustability are excellent.

  10. Rita »

    15 September 2011 · 10:28 pm

    Tatyana: Thanks, now I know who is responsible for creating that NOT ergonomically designed torture chamber. I’m hear to tell you, it’s not great for a 52 year woman in pain from a rear-end collision with an F-150.

    And I thought it was funny that you picked up on the post because of the “passive” comment. I wasn’t thinking about that word as much as I was saying I “take stand after stand against…” meaning that this last week I have literally had to stand a good three quarters of the day.

    FJ: After this last gig if I stayed at a hotel that had those chairs I would go running out of the room never coming back. Mine is not adjustable, I’ve tried and it really wouldn’t matter anyway, the only position that is comfortable is lying flat on the floor with my legs up in a chair. But, for some strange reason I think my client might think I would be a bit odd if I did that. But I’ve considered it, believe me.

    Just so everyone knows, I am not some kind of princess that whines about everything. Someone needs to explain to this company the ergonomics of someone with a back and hip injury and design a chair around that.

    At least tomorrow is my last “date” with the great Satan chair. Hate looking for new clients, but ANYTHING is better than sitting in that thing for hours every day.

    And just so you know CG, I wouldn’t have been as kind if I was posting about a politician. They make my chair-from-hell seem like an angel.

  11. Tatyana »

    15 September 2011 · 10:57 pm

    Even a 52yo woman should still have a semblance of self-help skills to try to adjust a chair to fit her her body and lessen her pain. Especially if a whole team of engineers, industrial designers and ergonomists already worked on it endless years to perfection and all she is left to do is to adjust 3-4 levers. But of course, we are talking here a person unable to feel the height difference between a flat shoe and a clog (let alone their appearance), so it kind of makes sense.

  12. Rita »

    16 September 2011 · 5:54 am

    Nice shot. I kinda like to laugh at life and myself. Some people understand my humor and some apparently do not. Whatever floats your boat. Since that whole team of engineers weren’t the ones rear-ended in a traffic accident, I bet they didn’t design a chair that feels better than laying flat in the floor with my feet up in a chair. I don’t really get into the whole internet cat-fight, so I’ll just move along now. Thanks Dust. That was fun (while it lasted.)

  13. CGHill »

    16 September 2011 · 7:15 am

    They’re not a common feature around here, although “common feature” is applicable in a different sense.

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