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I’m beside myself. But what’s really freaky is that I just finished reading your post about the wife who was struggling with her husband’s love of heavy, dark furniture. Not to one-up her, but no, actually, I’m 100-upping her.
I’d be thrilled with that living room that she hates. Anything but the behemoth my husband just ordered.
He says that it’s the recliner chair he’s always dreamed of.
No, Laurel it’s a NIGHTMARE!
And it’s going splat in the middle of our family room.
Fine, I realize that this is a first world problem, but I’m actually sick to my stomach just thinking about it.
I was so upset that he said to find him another recliner that we both like and he’ll cancel the order. But it must be a comfortable recliner.
Oh, and he’ll be needing a new massage therapist to replace those whatever-they-are massaging things!
Yes, it’s one of those chairs!
Please, Laurel, I’m begging you!!!
I don’t want to make you feel any worse than you already do, but didn’t anyone ever tell you?
On your first date in between the bruschetta and the eggplant parmesan, you’re supposed to casually inquire of your hot date:
“How do you feel about recliner chairs?”
Here are the six most common responses. What one does with them, is not for me to say.
a. He looks confused because he’s trying to figure out if that means that he might get lucky later on?
b. He looks happy because he’s convinced that you mean that he will get lucky later on.
c. He’s desperately looking for clues on your poker face to know how to answer this to your liking.
d. He doesn’t look up but with a piece of parsley dangling from the corner of his mouth, he states that he can’t imagine watching the game on Sunday without one.
e. He’s been through this before and knows good and well why you’re asking him this question. It means that you like him enough that if he plays his cards right, he’ll eventually get lucky, especially if he blatantly lies that he doesn’t care much one way or the other.
f. He wipes his mouth and with a charming smile, says that he has never given it much thought. “How Do you feel Anais, about reclining chairs?
Obviously, you didn’t ask him this question. So, what did you talk about on your first date?
Oh, never mind. I don’t need to know.
However, thank God it’s 2017!
Gone are the days when the ONLY recliner chair one could find looked like a hippopotamus who mated with a shar pei and is about ready to give birth to septuplets.
You know the one
Or this one that looks like it’s about ready to roll into battle.
Oh man… Does that book really say ARSENAL? hahahaha! No kidding!
Then, there’s the space walker recliner chair. I think this might be Anais’ nightmare.
(no complaining. you were warned!) :]
I prefer these in outer space. Ya know? Look ma, no tether. Yikes! That’s brave.
But fine if you need a bloody ugly chair that floats, massages your tired muscles and as a bonus works as an effective contraceptive device. But it is not to go in any of the communal living spaces. This requires its own room preferably in an underground secret bunker.
You didn’t discuss this before you went on the second date???
And then you went and had kids with him? Oh dear… don’t tell me he wants one for Father’s Day!!!
I dunno… call me crazy, but why are we expecting a chair to do all of that? I’m happy just to have a nice comfy spot to sit my tushy. It doesn’t need to do anything else except look pretty.
Well… as it happens, a few wise manufacturers heard our collective grousing. And these days, there are recliners that not only are not ugly, they’re absolutely wonderful!
These are recliner chairs that have classic shapes. Some are more casual, some contemporary, some traditional. But all recline. If he needs more cushioning, well, that’s what throw pillows are for!
I’m going to just jump in with my favorite recliner chair.
This has the look of a Gentleman’s club chair– only it reclines. AND, it’s really pretty!
Below are another 14 recliner chairs.
To find out more, please click on the individual images.
And if you’re interested in pinning these chairs for reference, I made a graphic that makes it easy to pin.
Some of these could be ordered in time for Father’s Day!
But if you don’t want to drop that kind of money or are not in need of such a chair, I’ve created a lovely list of 45 different gifts from a variety of sources.
I should check it out too. I could use some new summer duds!