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How to Sit in a Chair

There's an empty spot I've always had inside me. I tried to fill it with family, religion, community service, but those were dead ends! I think this chair is the answer. Matt Groening (b. 1954)

People have been sitting since the early days of Colonial America, when Benjamin Franklin determined that a sedentary orientation was the best position from which to achieve the comfort level necessary to enjoy books borrowed from the Library Company of Philadelphia, established in 1731. This is the the proper way to sit in a chair. This may be helpful when you're at a lavish party. 
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Steps

1. Decide very carefully which chair you are going to sit upon. Chairs to the left of me, chairs to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you.

  

2.
When going to your table, pull out your chair. Pull it out slowly, but not too slowly. The goal is to complete this maneuver before the party begins.

  
3. Sit down, again little by little, but not too slowly. You don't want too much to happen between the time you begin your descent and the time you achieve your target position. You don't want to miss any riparian entertainments being offered by the lady of the house.  
4. If you have the opportunity to be seated out-of-doors, choose your location with great care. There may be a stupendous view just a few steps away. Don't miss it. If mountains are near, use a feng-shui consultant and a compass so that you will achieve the perfect angle of repose.  

5.
Sit in the middle of the chair seat at first. If you are a magnificently accomplished chair sitter, you could try perching on the side, but only after quite a bit of rigorous practice. This might be useful if someone near you has not yet finished their dessert and you are still a bit hungry. You will probably want two helpings.
 
 
6. If you are a rabbit or a cat, you will need to use a different body position. Sadly, modern-day technology has not advanced to the point where we know the perfect position for feline seating, so make your best guess. Run with it. You need to a take a chance in life to get a little comfort.  
 Tips

* Sitting has been outlawed in Nevada because it interferes with the ability of casino patrons to move among slot machines and other gaming devices. However, you can still find seating in nearby Utah if you are lucky enough to arrive on a non-sabbath day.
  

 Warnings

* You shouldn't do this at informal parties.

  
* Under no circumstances should you attempt to sit on a chair which is covered with snow.
  

Article added: 18 October 2007


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