FF- Friday Fictioneers
© J. Hardy Carroll
It seemed too good to be true. A man named Kropotkin had invented a device for bending at the waist, lowering your rear end downward, and resting it on a flat surface!
What a boon to humankind! No longer having to lie down whenever you became tired of standing. They called it "Kropotkin's Chair." I have no idea what the word chair meant.
I was invited into the Hall of Chairs to try out the incredible device. Over 20 of us sat down, as they called it.
Suddenly Kropotkin burst into the room. “Get up, everyone, we’ve discovered something terrible!”
“What’s that?” I cried.
“Once you have a chair, there’s a horrible thing that follows called a job!”
How many of you remember the initial experiments with chairs? Unfortunately they were not able to separate jobs from chairs, so there you are right now, closing the books on sales of toilet seats for May instead of lying down.
Perhaps the takes of the other Friday Fictioneers on the picture prompt above will be more positive.
On the other hand, speaking of toilet seats, without Kropotkin we wouldn't have them either!