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Old 01-24-2020, 11:21 AM
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i've never felt like i needed a $700 chair
I didn't think it was worth it when I was sitting on a $700 chair.

Now I'm sitting on a $100 chair, and... maybe

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You don't need a chair with lots of adjustments, a big corporation that is going to have lots of people sit in the same chair needs to buy chairs with lots of adjustments. You just need a chair that fits you.
Interesting... when I had the Herman Miller, I never used the adjustments, and didn't really think of that as why it was comfy, I just sat in it the way it came, and was very comfortable.


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JK but how do we still not have a better word for this.
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JK but how do we still not have a better word for this.
we do. Indian-style and cross-legged were both used when I was a kid
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My whole office switched to the Herman Miller Aeron chairs about two years ago, and it was a huge improvement over the overpriced butt-flatteners we had before. The only complaints I've heard about the Aerons were regarding the mesh construction and its lack of insulation in the winter, but hanging your jacket over the back (or a small fleece throw) is an easy fix for that.
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cross-legged seems very general. When I google it, I mostly get "Indian style" images, but probably 1/3 are just normal sitting with legs crossed or some yoga pose that involves crossed legs but isn't quite the same.

If this is common knowledge amongst a certain generation, it hasn't really caught on across older groups I guess.

In particular, if Lucy had made a post about sitting cross-legged in a thread about office chairs, I would not have assumed she meant "Indian style", as there are many ways to sit in an office chair with your legs crossed, and that is one of the least common.
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"criss-cross-applesauce" is the current (or maybe ante-current) lingo for elementary school kids IIRC
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"criss-cross-applesauce" is the current (or maybe ante-current) lingo for elementary school kids IIRC
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that's lame
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The best thing to do here is go on Craigslist because brand new high end chairs are sold there at a major discount often (think offices closing, chairs with minor defects from warehouses, etc.). I got an HM Embody for 750 this year with a slightly chipped knob, down from 1500. Otherwise brand new, still in its packaging, and 100% worth it since I'm still going through the 5 hour exams and don't want back problems in 15 years.

Anyways HM Embody, night and day difference from my old office chair. Couldn't go back to a chair that messes with your back so much which you'll find from most $100 office chairs
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Yeah, I'm familiar with the "applesauce" thing, but IME it's something kindergarten teachers say and sounds too weird to ever catch on among adults, although most/all know what it means.
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