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    • yvonne13
    • By yvonne13 21st Sep 16, 5:49 PM
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    Can a chair really make you pregnant????
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    • 21st Sep 16, 5:49 PM
    Can a chair really make you pregnant???? 21st Sep 16 at 5:49 PM
    I remember when I first started working for the company that I'm at now and being told not to sit on a certain chair if I didn't want to get pregnant. I just laughed it off as you do, but I did notice that every female that sat in the chair did get pregnant.

    And now we also have a weight loss chair too.....And I must confess the people that has sat on it all seem to have lost 3 stone each.

    Could it all just be coincidence or could it be something else?
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    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 21st Sep 16, 5:56 PM
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    We have a chair like that, it's the "chair next to Stuart". One lady in the team only sat there for half a day and, two months later, announced her pregnancy*.

    *The fact she was going through IVF at the time had no bearing on the situation, honest.

    I'd like a weight loss chair. Maybe you could send that one over here?
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    • Lambyr
    • By Lambyr 21st Sep 16, 5:58 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 5:58 PM
    Yes, it's coincidence.
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    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 21st Sep 16, 5:59 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 5:59 PM
    Reminds me of the time at my old workplace there was a desk tidy that everyone had it seemed to get pregnant, it was well known not to have it on your desk if you didn't want to get pregnant.

    I do think there is some truth in it as nobody will sit on the chair/have the desk tidy who didn't want to get pregnant, therefore odds are those that have it will at some point fall pregnant.

    Same with the weight loss, those sitting on it will be on diets and those that aren't will subconsciously eat less as they are on 'the chair'
    Last edited by iammumtoone; 21-09-2016 at 6:10 PM.
    • gizwal
    • By gizwal 21st Sep 16, 6:06 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 6:06 PM
    Can I borrow the slimming chair after Tigsteroonie please!
    • Dill
    • By Dill 21st Sep 16, 6:24 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 6:24 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 6:24 PM
    The pregnancy chair could belong to staff who did an awful job they didn't like and decided that pregnancy and maternity leave was a better option
    • marcarm
    • By marcarm 21st Sep 16, 6:32 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 6:32 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 6:32 PM
    Can a chair really make you pregnant????
    Only if you sit down before the previous bloke gets up.
    • barbiedoll
    • By barbiedoll 21st Sep 16, 10:09 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 10:09 PM
    Can a chair really make you pregnant????
    I daresay it can if you have sex on it!

    Not sure what's going on with the weight loss chair. Is it the one that's farthest from the fridge/biscuit tin?
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    • Mupette
    • By Mupette 21st Sep 16, 10:26 PM
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    joins the queue for the weight loss chair

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    • lincroft1710
    • By lincroft1710 22nd Sep 16, 4:14 PM
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    It may be that the chair in question was usually occupied by young recently married females who intended starting a family. I was told of one such chair at an office I worked in the early 1970s, but can't remember if anyone who sat at it became pregnant while I worked there.
    • Bogalot
    • By Bogalot 22nd Sep 16, 4:29 PM
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    It may be that the chair in question was usually occupied by young recently married females who intended starting a family. I was told of one such chair at an office I worked in the early 1970s, but can't remember if anyone who sat at it became pregnant while I worked there.
    Originally posted by lincroft1710
    This is the correct answer, it's not down to luck, it's that the people sitting in said chair all have common characteristics, whether that be trying for a baby (or just getting a fair bit of action!) or trying/ needing to lose weight. Put a sixty year old eight stone woman in either chair and the luck/ superstition will end, at least until another fertile/ overweight woman sits their again.

    There's little that cannot be explained by logic
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 22nd Sep 16, 4:38 PM
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    Dear Gods yes - we had a 'pregnant' chair. That it was in the IT team with a pack of full time wanna-be-alpha males was surely entirely coincidental.

    Me, I worked in an office the other end of the motorway & still took several lengths of mat leave!

    A Weight Loss chair? Joins the queue!
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 22nd Sep 16, 4:50 PM
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    Or is it just those who are likely to be trying for a baby/want to lose weight in the near future bagsy the chairs as soon as they're free? What do you think is most likely, this or chairs with supernatural powers?
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    • Guest101
    • By Guest101 22nd Sep 16, 4:55 PM
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    I have a rock in my pocket that keeps polar bears away.


    Willing to sell it, PM me offers...
    • missbiggles1
    • By missbiggles1 22nd Sep 16, 4:57 PM
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    Seriously?
    • Hermia
    • By Hermia 22nd Sep 16, 6:13 PM
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    It's just confirmation bias in that people will notice when someone who sat in the chair got pregnant. They will ignore all the people who sat in the chair and did not get pregnant.
    • Dill
    • By Dill 22nd Sep 16, 6:39 PM
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    I have a rock in my pocket that keeps polar bears away.


    Willing to sell it, PM me offers...
    Originally posted by Guest101
    polar bears? what polar bears?

    Oh that'll be the rock - it's kept them away
    • glentoran99
    • By glentoran99 22nd Sep 16, 6:48 PM
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    Theirs a chair in our local pub where if anyone sits in it they die shortly after.
    • Quizzical Squirrel
    • By Quizzical Squirrel 22nd Sep 16, 6:49 PM
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    Maybe the weight loss chair is plonked right underneath the air-conditioning vent and its occupant was burning 7000 calories a day just trying to keep warm.

    I've had that chair!
    • z1a
    • By z1a 22nd Sep 16, 8:04 PM
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    Theirs a chair in our local pub where if anyone sits in it they die shortly after.
    Originally posted by glentoran99
    May be an idea to move it from under the dartboard.
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