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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Sad Chairs

Becky

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The only thing sadder than the Framingham Massachusetts rest area at 11:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve is a massage chair in said rest area, stuck in between the candy machine and the men’s room on Christmas Eve. What’s even sadder than that is a pair of them. And the saddest thing of all, is that the sign above them says “Chairs Are For Massages Only.” So non-paying sitters are not welcome to wait for their loved ones outside of the bathroom unless they are feeding quarters to the chairs.


How stiff would your muscles have to be to tempt you into sitting in one of these? Anyway, looking at this picture made me feel oh so much better about every single chair I have in my house. It’s also making me think that putting a real spa in a rest area is not a bad idea.

What’s the most bizarre thing you have seen in a rest area? Let me know in the comments section – I’ve got the post-holiday blues and I’m feeling really uninspired!

By the way, this post reminds me of one I wrote back in 2005, where I linked y’all over to 50 Sad Chairs by Bill Keaggy. It’s still one of my favorite things on the interwebs and I’m happy to report it’s still up and running. In fact, there is even a book, published in 2008, called 50 Sad Chairs (go figure). You can still find it on Amazon:

There’s also a Flickr group called Sad Chairs. I think I’ll be over there checking out the 1400+ submissions they have for the next few hours. Come join me if you want!

About Becky:
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

About Becky

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!

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  1. liza says:

    December 27th, 2011 at 4:14 pm (#)

    You’re so funny. I can’t remember the last time I was in a real rest area…thankfully. Happy holidays and new year, Becky!

  2. Carla Pyle says:

    December 28th, 2011 at 12:52 pm (#)

    Wow! Those are some tired old seats! I can’t help but think how nice they could look restored. They look pretty sturdy underneath all that sag…

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