Well, it looks as if I’m not getting the furniture I was promised. Let’s just say, something strange happened on the way to the truck.

The renowned Damask sofa, fresh from the cleaners, is still lolling in the warehouse refusing to come out.  My friends, who were giving her to me, staffed its delivery to a woman working for them who apparently has better things to do.

Call me crazy, but if you work for someone who gives you a task, don’t you graciously, or in this case, resentfully, execute it?  When I mentioned this, the bottom fell out of the tub, to quote my friend, Abe Lincoln.

“I have no control over what anyone else does,” said my sofa connection.

“But she works for you.”

“And your point is?”.

“She works for you?  You pay her to assist…help, cross the finish line of errands well done?”

See, I never should have picked up the rope, as they say in 12 Step.  If Miss, where is my sofa, kept silent, maybe she could still be wooed from the warehouse, like Marilyn Monroe when she wouldn’t come out of her dressing room.

“Come on now Soph, stick out those big cushions of yours and give us your best big girl smile.”

I may be going round the bend, no surprise there, just thought I’d be doing it lying on a sofa.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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25 Responses to De-sofa-ed

  1. Doesn’t she know who she’s messing with? I fear this sofa had best turn up…and soon!


  2. Rob says:

    How do you feel about bean bags?


  3. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I think more is going on than meets the eye. No sane (or even insane) person would respond that they have no control over a person working for them and then not get a teensy bit upset when the employee fails to perform their task.
    I hope you’re sitting pretty soon!

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  4. I agree with Skinny, it seems they have changed their mind and instead of honesty chose to blame somebody else. I hope we are wrong and the sofa shows up, but if not it is probably for the best, or it may come with bad energy attached to it.

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    • I was thinking…I really didn’t want a white sofa to begin with having to neurotically worry about it, so you’re right…may be a blessing in disguise. Thanks Ms Star.


      • oh it is white!! – it is beautiful in magazines in celebrities homes, but, like you, I would be terrified of sitting on it. Plus I think you are deserving of going to many stores and testing all the sofas and buying the perfect one. I am looking forward to another picture of you reading on the sofa! Enjoy your blessed new home! 🙂

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      • Thank you. I want something chintzy and comfy…the kind you sink into…an array of color…blues with a hint of yellow keeps invading my imagination. It must be out there someplace. 🙂


  5. Nothing is easy, is it? It’s all pretty weird but it was nice of the friend to offer. Of course it would have been better to not rescind the offer but she’s a person. People are weird. The poor sofa is probably standing over an air grate with her dust skirt blowing up while the photographers are snapping away.

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  6. Well t times like this we must shake it off and yell … NEXT!
    I have no doubt you will find a replacement that will woo you.

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  7. That seems kind of bizarre. Wonder if there’s more going on. As a manager myself, I know that the manager is ultimately responsible for making the workers do their job. Hope you get it soon. I’ve got two couches here you can have, although they’re old and a bit worn out, so you probably wouldn’t want them, even if I lived next door to you and could drag them over. 🙂

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