Fairwell to chairs . . .

Before I had even gotten here, the old bench-style chairs had been removed from beneath the dome and stacked neatly in the corridors of the planetarium. As far as I know, these are the original seats from when the building was constructed in 1967. They’re still in good shape, and they’re pretty comfortable for lounging (though people often complained of their necks when viewing shows). They needed a new home. With that in mind, and the feeling that the students on campus might like to own a bit of Olivet’s history, my TAs and I posted a few flyers around campus advertizing them for sale. (I touted them as “out-of-this world comfort and style for the distinguished apartment or dormroom”.) I also advised that they would be on sale at the planetarium Friday (today) from 3 o’clock until 5.

When I left my lecture at 2:50, there was already a crowd at the doors. I slipped in the back door, did a quick tally of the seats available, and opened the doors just a couple minutes before 3. Less than ten minutes later the seats were gone. I hope they’ve found good homes.

The students were excited.The students were excited.
So long, chairs . . .So long, chairs . . .

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