Thursday, April 14, 2011
Won't Miss #309 - sitting on the floor
Sitting on the ground is what humans did before chairs were invented. Putting a pillow on the floor doesn't make the experience appreciably better, especially for those of us with bad backs and knees that find even brief periods of time with bended joints conducive to painful stiffening. Despite significant advances in chair technology, many people living in Japan still have furniture which is like a chair with its legs ripped off (essentially a bottom and a back).
I won't miss visiting people or going to restaurants that offer no choice but to sit on the floor, nor will my knees and back.