COMMENT:

I don't know when the default height for seating was switched to "knee". Trying to find chairs or couches that are set at a sensible level – by definition, one from which a middle-aged person can rise without having to strategise the move in order to accommodate ageing joints – is all but impossible.

I'm no conspiracy theorist, but the only reasonable explanation is that this is the result of some unholy alliance between furniture manufacturers and orthopaedic specialists, the plan hashed out during a summit meeting at a secret location in the Swiss alps.

But in our house,

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