Office Furniture

A state-of-the-art adjustable chair stood in front of the grubby 1970’s beech desk and our emblematic computer with Windows 98, and the charge nurse’s interesting personnel files – left on overnight by mistake. Drawers sat in the desk front at 30 degrees to the horizontal, like a Muller-Lier illusion, making the desk look as though it was subsiding into the corner. Perhaps, weighed down by files, and files, and more files.
Bent, vintage filing cabinets lined the walls, while shelves sagged and moaned in the old plaster; first victims of our administrative overkill. Five staff members sat around drinking coffee, tearing strips of flesh of each other’s backs, winning arguments, winning races, winning smiles.
The real office furniture.

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