Thanks for keeping me as a friend on your ranting journal. I actually like your posts just as much as your fiction.
I friended you back too.
When I read about the collasping chair, I had to laugh out loud! I remember about 20 years ago, my mom had a dining room chair that had a bad leg and sometimes when you sat in it, it would start to wobble and collaspe. We were always telling dad he had to fix it but he never got around to it. About 5 years later, we were all sitting at the table - my older sister, her boyfriend, our cousins, my husband and my parents - and we were having a fairly serious conversation when my sister got up from the table to reach for something and sat back down. The chair completely fell apart. everybody sat there with their mouths open and then my mother started yelling that she should have known the chair was bad. My sister looked up and said in her best Steve Martin impersonation "I forgot". I started to laugh and couldn't stop. Then everyone else did. When you talked about the chair, it brought that vision back and I couldn't help but laugh.
Hope that wasn't a boring story...