Office Rocker


Editing a chapter of my book, and this tiny part made me laugh:

If you’re writing a novel or a film script and you want to quickly get the idea across that your character has a crap life, all you have to do sit him on an ergonomic swivel chair.

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Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at

4 Responses to “Office Rocker”

  1. kirsten says:

    I love my swivel chair! How dare you! 😉

  2. Robert says:

    A great deal of comedy can be generated by introducing two types of swivel chair into any office. One type will automatically be deemed “better” by the employees and huge amounts of energy will be expended in the fight for the better chair. It is great fun to watch.

  3. chrisBo says:

    great subject. Whilst in the library today reading a self improvement book (American), I noticed the number of people either complaining about or adjusting their swivel chair and causing so much noise in the process. Who designed the dual levers for the back part and the height! after reading this article, it left me with a smirk which probably made me look a little smug whilst sipping from my home made flask of coffee.

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