Let’s recap what we know about chairs. There are one-legged chairs:

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One leg is enough.

Two-legged chairs:

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Obidos, Portugal

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Go with me here.

Three-legged chairs:

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Obviously a Canadian chair.

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Swiss.

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Ancient in appearance.

And the conventional four-legged chairs:

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Primitive chairs.

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Modern chairs.

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Abstract chairs.

Today, we were on the Eastern shore of Virginia tracking down the final resting place of my wife’s dead relatives. By 2:00 PM, we were out of places to look and relatives to look for. As it happens, there was a large antiques mall just a few miles up the road. And it was raining. We went.

I wandered around a bit and thought I had found the elusive five-legged chair when I saw this one:

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It looks like it has a spare leg out front.

Upon closer examination, I realized it only has four legs but the are incorrectly placed:

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Mistakes were made, heads will roll.

These furniture makers have no respect for tradition. Furniture making is no place for original thinking. The furniture gods are surely angry.

One more look:

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There are no rules!

Of course, it would be hard to rock back. Maybe lean side to side…