There it was, sitting by itself attached to a bus stop. Not surprisingly, as Mr. Cockerham had suspected I found the chair in close proximity to a family newspaper machines. It seems that there might be some link between the multiplication of coffee chairs and the urban newspaper machine infestation.
I approached the coffee chair slowly so as not to alarm it. I could see that it was not capable of escaping. However, a cornered animal can be even for ferocious than a free one.
In the name of science, I decided to triangulate the coffee chair's exact location. Here are the results:
Cross Streets: Woodward Avenue at 9 Mile Rd.
Nearest Stores: OldNavy and Radio Shack
Nearest good pizza place: Como's (shown in photo)
We approached the coffee chair slowly. Like all explorers I had an assistant go in first. In my case, my dad was visiting from Florida. I decided to send him in.
He was happy to stand behind the chair, but he wouldn't sit in it. Could a coffee chair be dangerous?
Before I left the coffee chair behind, I figured that I should ensure that this new discovery is safe for all to use. I had to conquer it.
I was tentative at first, but finally I decided to hop on and see if it was OK.
It turns out that the coffee chair is quite confortable. I suggest that anyone who would like to visit the coffee chair feel free to do so.
I walked by the spot and the chair was missing. It stayed in place less than 1 week. It was a shame. Perhaps it has moved?
For more information about these strange chairs and where they appear visit Cockeyed.com's page about the starbucks chairs.