Do You Have A Chair? Help Me Out With a Little Informal Social Research

My wife and I were mulling cultural and social things last night, and we came to realize that neither of us have a chair – you know, the way our dads and moms have always had designated living room chairs. Nor do we have designated sides of the bed. It mostly depends on who has to get up first.

We have heard that this is peculiar. Is it? Or is this furniture use anarchy a common aspect of the modern marriage and a reflection of generational change? Please help. We may write a paper.

16 thoughts on “Do You Have A Chair? Help Me Out With a Little Informal Social Research

  1. neither my wife nor i have designated chairs. Neither did my parents. Not sure about hers. But we do have or own sides of the bed that we sleep on, even if we’re in motel beds, visiting friends, etc.

  2. neither my wife nor i have designated chairs. Neither did my parents. Not sure about hers. But we do have or own sides of the bed that we sleep on, even if we’re in motel beds, visiting friends, etc.

  3. No particular chair, most of our living room furniture are sofas, but definately bed sides. I’m always on the right. Even in hotels, always the right side of the bed. My parents have chairs, always have. It’s like in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When visiting, guests always get the third chair, but it doesn’t break into pieces.

  4. No particular chair, most of our living room furniture are sofas, but definately bed sides. I’m always on the right. Even in hotels, always the right side of the bed. My parents have chairs, always have. It’s like in Goldilocks and the Three Bears. When visiting, guests always get the third chair, but it doesn’t break into pieces.

  5. Mike and I don’t have designated chairs either. We used to have designated sides of the bed, until we got a new bed this year. Now, for reasons unknown to me, we “trade sides” occasionally. But not for an entire night, typically. We each go to sleep on one side of the bed, but if we get up in the night to let the dogs out or go to the bathroom, we switch sides when we come back to bed. Weird.

  6. Mike and I don’t have designated chairs either. We used to have designated sides of the bed, until we got a new bed this year. Now, for reasons unknown to me, we “trade sides” occasionally. But not for an entire night, typically. We each go to sleep on one side of the bed, but if we get up in the night to let the dogs out or go to the bathroom, we switch sides when we come back to bed. Weird.

  7. No chair, unless you count chairs at the dining table. All 5 of us have default seats for family meals.

  8. No chair, unless you count chairs at the dining table. All 5 of us have default seats for family meals.

  9. No special chairs. But my wife has her own complete room along with a pirate sign on the door warning all to enter with caution or they may get their booty shot off. She needs her space. We do sleep on the same side of the bed while at home. If we are away, it usually ends up as a discussion like “Now which side of the bed do I usually sleep on?”

  10. No special chairs. But my wife has her own complete room along with a pirate sign on the door warning all to enter with caution or they may get their booty shot off. She needs her space. We do sleep on the same side of the bed while at home. If we are away, it usually ends up as a discussion like “Now which side of the bed do I usually sleep on?”

  11. Definitely have our designated chairs and sides of the bed. We sometimes have to relinquish our chairs to one of the dogs. I like to be closer to the bathroom and tend to go to bed later than does Michael. The pillow division is more of an issue than the side of the bed issue. We each have our favorites and will scrap when they’re clutched by the other one.

  12. Definitely have our designated chairs and sides of the bed. We sometimes have to relinquish our chairs to one of the dogs. I like to be closer to the bathroom and tend to go to bed later than does Michael. The pillow division is more of an issue than the side of the bed issue. We each have our favorites and will scrap when they’re clutched by the other one.

  13. I do have a chair! It is on the front porch though. And we do have sides of the bed, mainly because I always wake up earliest, having to drive from Tampa to Lakeland for work.

  14. I do have a chair! It is on the front porch though. And we do have sides of the bed, mainly because I always wake up earliest, having to drive from Tampa to Lakeland for work.

  15. Ever since our wedding night 11 years ago, we have each had our own side of the bed. And when my husband completed his doctorate a few years ago, my gift to him was an all-leather LazyBoy. So yes, we have our own seats too.

  16. Ever since our wedding night 11 years ago, we have each had our own side of the bed. And when my husband completed his doctorate a few years ago, my gift to him was an all-leather LazyBoy. So yes, we have our own seats too.

Comments are closed.