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The Big Chair

I had occasion to accompany my daughter to the local infirmary outpatients dept this morning.

This is the waiting room.

The chairs on the right of the picture are common or garden waiting room chairs.

I couldn’t help but notice that the blue chair on the left was somewhat bigger.

I speculated what this could be for.

Panto season is just coming up so maybe it was a prop for a production of Jack and the Beanstalk? But then this was an infirmary waiting room not backstage at the town hall.

Perhaps it was for childrens’ amusement? Two or three of them could imagine it was a…..er……big chair.

After jokingly speculating that it be used by Brian Blessed in a future Have I Got News For You? We then jokingly speculated that there might be an obesity clinic.

We asked one of the nurses.

The answer was “We have an increasing number of patients with obesity issues and we have to cater for them”

I mean really! Just how fat would your arse have to be to require that chair?


5 Responses

  1. When I was working in Edinburgh office, one of the managers was so big that they had to customise a chair especially for her – i.e. a couple of service guys took the chair round the back of the building to saw one of the arms off.

  2. Rab
    Is this the ex fatty in you talking ha ha

  3. Indeed Campbell, but I could have easily have fitted twice in this one at my previous!

  4. It’s so Buster Gonad can sit with his legs spread comfortably.

  5. As plates get bigger, so too must chairs, it’s a natural progression. Oh did I say, coffins will get bigger too.

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