This is Cleo. She is a feral rescue who has lived with us since 2009 and still will not let us touch her. She is a shadow cat most of the time but has her moments in the light. This is one.
When did looking like you are wearing your little brother’s jacket become a style? This is just too small and having your stomach hang out below the top button looks stupid!
So three years ago I bought a Lazy Boy sectional with sleeper sofa and a chaise lounge ($$$). My only big demand was it be open stock so I could add pieces over time. Product was delivered and installed by Lazy Boy. Looked great!
After about nine months the chaise cushion top was sinking and would be significantly lower than the connected sofa. So If two people were sitting side by side, one on the chaise and one on the sofa, the person the chaise would sink about 4-5 inches lower than the person on the sofa.
The repair department re-stuffed the chaise cushion which did nothing to improve the issue. So we decided to separate the two pieces and just be done with it. We’ll surprise, surprise. Lazy Boy does not upholster the ends on their sectionals rendering them inseparable. Essentially NOT a sectional.
So we decided to order more pieces- like two ottomans- to attached to each end of the two piece to be able to separate them and hide the un-upholstered ends.
That is when I discovered this model was discontinued. Discontinued! The one demand I had was it be open stock so I could add on. Discontinued - no notice - no warning!
And if you are in the business of selling sectionals that for the sake of two yards of material you turn into NON-sectionals, wouldn’t it be great to let customers who own these clunkers know that you’re about to discontinue these items and give them one last chance to get what may need to keep their purchases useful? Not Lazy Boy!
Lazy Boy had and still has NO solution to my issue. But they will re-stuff my chaise cushion because I have been bitching and they want me to go away. They also keep pointing out to me that the set is out of warranty like this is a problem I just brought to their attention.
So be very careful when you buy a sectional! If you ever intend to rearrange your sections, DO NOT BUY LAZY BOY!
Also do not believe anything they tell you about their open stock pieces because they have no open stock pieces. And all of their sectionals are not separable because the ends are NOT upholstered!
Mark Twain (via moneyisnotimportant)
This is gaining strength in our current economic environment where the middle class is dissolving right before our eyes!
This is Ebony, the feral that began camping in our yard in January of 2011, Feeding him started the outside colony that now resides in the cathouse pictured in earlier posts.
Great Primer on the economy and where it’s all headed by Richard D Wolff: He is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York. Wolff has also taught economics at Yale University, City University of New York, University of Utah, University of Paris I (Sorbonne), and The Brecht Forum in New York City. In 2010, Wolff publishedCapitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It, also released as a DVD. He released three new books in 2012:Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism, withDavid Barsamian (San Francisco:City Lights Books), Contending Economic Theories: Neoclassical, Keynesian, and Marxian, with Stephen Resnick (Cambridge, MA, and London: MIT University Press), and Democracy at Work (Chicago: Haymarket Books).