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Sniffing Chair Arms

I’ve been fighting to get a decent, ergonomic, size and weight appropriate chair at work since last September. After months of feet dragging on the part of my boss, human resources (yes, I got a doctor’s note) and the purchasing department, the cadillac, $1k(!) chair with the contour seat and lumbar support has finally arrived. It’s fabulous. My ass, my lower back and my nose are in heaven. Yeah, I said nose. The squishy vinyl arms of the chair were treated with something that smells like almond – or some kind of nut – oil. It smells delicious. I have been sniffing it all day. I’m not high. It’s like being happy about the smell of a new car. I’ll be sad when the smell finally wears off.