Friday, March 13, 2009

Chair-Impaired



This post is nothing more than a pure rant. Sorry. No spiritual application. No bible verse. Just a spewing of emotions. I promised myself I wouldn't post like this anymore, but I really can't help it. I'm compelled to get this off my chest.

I have decided that The Pastor, and now consequently, our son has a problem. Okay, well, they have lots of problems, but I'm focusing on one in particular. There is something in them that prevents them from pushing chairs in after they've sat in them. I don't understand it. Some days it's like living out the movie "The Sixth Sense" except that instead of entering the kitchen to find all the cabinet doors open, I come in and every chair around our dining room table is scooted out....every bar stool at the counter is askew. Only three of us live in this house and one out of the three pushes her chair in after she gets out of it. That leaves two people and seven pushed out chairs! How does this happen? I have come to realize the terrible truth...my guys are chair-impaired.

I'm currently doing online research to see if this is a curable disease. So far, I find no hope. I wonder if I stop coming along behind them and scooting the chairs in, if they will just push them farther and farther out until they go out the back door and on to the deck. Hmmm, that might be a worthwhile experiment. I always enjoy outdoor dining.

On second thought, I might need to hold that thought until spring. My thermometer currently reads 20 degrees. If you are living with a chair-impaired person, please contact me. Maybe we can start a support group.

5 comments:

Kelly H-Y said...

Oh, that is too funny! I just automatically push them in as I walk by them ... and they do always seem to be in the 'out' position! Sheesh! Yes, I can definitely relate! Jeff pushes his in ... but I think it's primarily the kids we're still working on ... and the in-laws ... when they visit, oh my, the chair-pushing-in duty triples ... hopefully they don't stumble on to this site! :-)

Pastora Debbie said...

Nice to know I'm not alone and others suffer from living with "The Chair Impaired" LOL

Amy Jo said...

Cari, you crack me up! Actually, it's because I'm like you and I "need" my chairs all pushed in to feel calm. ;-) That said, I actually assign one of my kiddos to push them in after meals. No kidding. And guess what?!? They LOVE doing it. Too funny. Maybe that will work? Sending you love and prayers for warmer weather! (It's rainy and windy here.)

CariJ said...

Amy, great advice! Once when my son was about three, for Mother's Day, he made a little "Boquet" of paper flowers with things he could do for me written on each one. Scoot in the chairs was one he put! Too bad now he won't do it! The problem is that in our great room, we practically live at the island in the kitchen, so the stools are ALWAYS askew. Drives me crazy! Kelly, I'm glad to hear there's help for the husbands! Everyone have a great week!

CariJ said...

Debbie,thanks so much for stopping by. I hopped over to your blog and it was great! Hope you can come by and "visit" again. We pastor's wives, must stick together!

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