I look at these vintage wood slat chairs and my mind automatically goes to how long is the wait going to be. A line of chairs can be intimidating particularly in a doctors office or barber shop. And depending on how many chairs are in the room can say a lot about how long the wait will be. But it always astounds me that when you walk into a waiting room and there is practically no one sitting in the chairs. One thinks this is his or her lucky day. I will be in and out of here in no time. And then you wait, and wait some more. I don’t understand that. But it also makes me think how fun it would be to play musical chairs while you’re waiting. Of course I would have to get a few more chairs and rearrange them all into a circle. At least it would make the time pass more quickly while waiting for a medical exam or a haircut.
Vintage Wood Slat Chairs
And just for those that may not have had the privilege to play musical chairs in their childhood. It’s a game where a number of chairs, one fewer than the number of players, are arranged in a circle facing outward. The players stand in a similar circle facing the chairs. Music is then played while the players walk in unison around the chairs. When the music stops each player sits quickly in the nearest chair. The player who is left standing without a chair is eliminated. The music starts again until there is only one player left sitting in the last chair. That person is declared the winner. Not a bad game. It certainly kept us entertained for hours. But eventually there would be an argument with two people vying for the same chair. Game over. Now how long is this wait going to be.