Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The Lap Of Efficiency
As all executives know, and too often ignore, hustle and bustle is not a true indication of efficiency.
So you might as well lean back in a comfy chair. Stop running around the room like a squirrel hunting for those acorns he buried last fall. Just sit down already!
Creative alertness is so important in these highly competitive days when so many of us in the nature of things, must "take it sitting down."
Now that is profound. Poetic, almost. Or maybe like something out of "Death of a Salesman." So many of us in the nature of things must take it sitting down. The great ineffable IT. The Tan-Sad Posture Chair is like - like the Arthur Miller of office furniture!
But why is it Tan? Why is it Sad? Perhaps it does not like being tan. It wanted to be red like a fire engine. Or perhaps it senses that you dislike your job. And it may be disappointed in your lack of efficiency. Or maybe it had aspirations beyond those of being a Posture Chair and itself feels like a cog in the wheel (here comes the meta-chair* part!). It really wanted to be an Executive Desk. And it hates people sitting in its lap. That would make it Sad.
It ought not to be sad, though, for it is the Lap of Efficiency. When you sit on the Tan-Sad's lap you will become successful and efficient and have "an orderly mind." Although it is a bit of an odd concept, Chair As Lap. I am not sure how efficient anyone is when sitting on a lap, really.
*Or meta-fiction. Meta-something, anyway.
[Thanks so much to Vintage Ads for this British ad from 1959.]