The Blue Chair Revolution

29 Aug

Several months ago, I wrote a post about the blue chairs outside of my office, and their popularity as a hangout spot. Last week, I returned to work to find the blue chairs missing, and I thought, “Uh oh, this is not good.” I discussed the issue with one of my history faculty cohorts, and he expressed the fear that I was imagining – the history students are going to revolt.


The blue chairs were the foundation of the history department. This is where students studied. This is where students slept. This is where students formulated plans to get through their classes.

We knew that the students would be upset by the redecoration of their area, and it did not take long for them to voice their opposition. On the first day of school, I was bombarded with:

“Where are the chairs?”

“What happened to the chairs?”

“I hate these new chairs. You can’t sleep in them.”

“What’s up with this table? Do they expect us to put books on it?”

I am not certain, but I believe planning has begun to get the chairs back. They have been discovered in their new location, and I expect to see them in their rightful place any morning. No person pretending to be an interior decorator can mess with students of history.


6 Responses to “The Blue Chair Revolution”

  1. sj August 29, 2012 at 19:35 #


    • surroundedbyimbeciles August 29, 2012 at 19:58 #

      Spread the word. Revolution is at hand.

  2. Madame Weebles August 30, 2012 at 14:52 #

    This one reminded me of when I was in college. Our history department had the most uncomfortable chairs ever in the “lounge,” which was basically just a small alcove. We used to say that they really must not want us to hang out there because otherwise they’d have given us more comfy chairs.

    • surroundedbyimbeciles August 30, 2012 at 16:06 #

      There’s a reason for everything I suppose. Happily, the revolutIon was successful.


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