Should you ever be tempted to use, say, a chair from your great-grandmother’s dining room set for your office chair – don’t. Even if you’ve been gifted with plenty of padding, so it’s rarely uncomfortable … and it’s good for the ol’ posture … and it saves you money – because, let’s be serious, you’re all about that. But here’s the thing, that old chair creaks with each movement you make. Sure, you’ll get used to those pops and creaks – until one day you’re on an ever-important-conference call. Suddenly, you’ll realize those sounds are louder than you thought. And there’s a slight possibility they could be construed as something quite uncouth … if you know what I mean and I think that you do. Then you’ll spend the next fifteen minutes with your hand tightly clasped over your mouth, willing yourself not to laugh … whereby missing a whole block of discussion regarding your next big project. It’s either that or gaffaw right in the middle of technical specs … at which point you’ll be forced to explain … which simply cannot end in goodness of any kind.
That said, buy the new chair, my friends…buy the new chair.