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Colleague leaves chair in the aisle - WIBU to hide it?

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Nquartz Fri 10-Feb-17 11:21:12

We sit in rows in an open plan office, every time the person behind me gets up they push their chair out and leave it in the aisle. They have been asked twice to push it under their desk when they get up but they don't.
WIBU to hide it when they're away from their desk??

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Fri 10-Feb-17 11:22:36

Definitely hide it.
Leave a ransom note

Hissy Fri 10-Feb-17 11:25:08

Oh yes... you know you must do this.

with diagrams

HelenaGWells Fri 10-Feb-17 11:30:51

Obviously it needs to run away somewhere. Is there a handy photocopying room or cupboard near by? I would passively aggressively put it somewhere like that then just walk back to my desk and say nothing.

SquinkiesRule Fri 10-Feb-17 12:32:02

Yes do it with a ransom note and report back ASAP.

SloanyAnne Fri 10-Feb-17 12:36:59

Just shout "CHAIR!!!" really really really loudly when they get up. 2 or 3 goes should break them of their habit.
If you're feeling kind, pre warn your other colleagues.grin

GlitteryFluff Fri 10-Feb-17 12:39:29

Do it.

Twatternatter Fri 10-Feb-17 12:41:57

Put it in the lift

purplebella Fri 10-Feb-17 12:42:33

I don't know which one is better! Hiding it or shouting CHAIR!

gleam Fri 10-Feb-17 12:43:12

'Put it in the lift' - 😂

FaithAgain Fri 10-Feb-17 12:43:18

Do a note from the chair saying it is tired of the poor treatment and has run away?

littlewoollypervert Fri 10-Feb-17 12:44:20

Get lots of empty cardboard boxes. When chair colleague is returning, walk towards chair with big pile of boxes in your arms. Do a huge pratfall over the chair (but keep a very straight face) and fling the boxes everywhere so the whole office hears. Pretend your ankle/wrist is sprained and you'll have to go to the doctor and hand over all your work to the colleague, also that Health and Safety will have to do a review of work practices so will need to interview dickhead colleague.

Flisstizzy Fri 10-Feb-17 12:44:41

Ha ha ha to "CHAIR!'
Yes do this, but I am a stroppy so & so grin

leighb23 Fri 10-Feb-17 12:47:21

I like littlewoollypervert!!

5foot5 Fri 10-Feb-17 13:41:56

But do all the chairs look the same? Trouble with hiding it is they might just nick somebody else's chair

MuggaTea Fri 10-Feb-17 13:45:16

is it one where you can adjust the height? Just adjust the height down (as far as you can) every time.

CryingShame Fri 10-Feb-17 13:46:47

do you have something you can chain it to? A bike lock is £1 in poundland and would do the job.

JennyOnAPlate Fri 10-Feb-17 13:48:36

Chain it to her desk.

AllTheWittyNamesAreGone Fri 10-Feb-17 13:50:50

You need to chain it to the desk like a bank pen

froomeonthebroom Fri 10-Feb-17 14:02:23

Is it an adjustable one? Tie the handle in the up position and when they sit down it will go all the way down, and when they get up it will go all the way up. may have done this a couple of times grin

Ilovecaindingle Fri 10-Feb-17 14:03:03

Oooo a chair parking thread!!

MuggaTea Fri 10-Feb-17 14:05:37

froome that is excellent!

WineAndTiramisu Fri 10-Feb-17 14:08:03

Froome, I really want to do that at work tonight now blush

froomeonthebroom Fri 10-Feb-17 14:08:37

muggatea it really Is! I'd like to take credit but DH' s colleague have gave me the idea - they did it to DH on his first day!

handslikecowstits Fri 10-Feb-17 14:09:36

Kidnap it and keep sending her pictures of it in various locations around the city e.g. skip, city centre cafe, bus station.

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