How Many Chairs Can You Rustle Up?

How Many Chairs Can You Rustle Up?

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Janel Laban
Nov 23, 2009

We went to a party on Friday night, where the host had a whole series of "parlor games" planned for the guests to play. Once everyone had arrived, we moved into the living room where a sofa, loveseat and TWENTY FOUR chairs were available for us to be seated on.

He had gathered them from around the whole house and we were impressed that he had enough to seat the relatively large group of party-goers comfortably.

Now, he and his wife live in a suburban home, so square footage isn't the same issue that it is for most city dwellers, but 24 was still an impressive amount of single seats for a couple to own, we thought.

We just did a quick count, and our family of three owns 10 chairs - 6 matching dining chairs (4 that we use regularly, and 2 that we store in the closet for when we have dinner parties), 2 stools and 2 small armless lounge chairs in our living room.

Clearly, we would NOT be able to host an epic game of "Murder" or "Sofa of Power" at our place as easily as our party host did, but these ten serve us well - in fact, it's probably 2 more than we really need.

How about you? Do a quick mental accounting (not counting sofas or loveseats, only single seats) and let us know...

(Image: Print of Every Chair At the Visual Studies Workshop by Luke Strosnider available via 20x200)

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