Perhaps you’ve seen the American Express commercial on TV in which actress & comedian Tina Fey overhears two other women discussing how pricy their ideal mattress is. She inserts herself into their conversation, loudly saying “Hi!” and tells them that they can’t skimp on beds that recline because that’s where they will spend half their life and “eat all your meals.”
It’s funny because, yes, a lot of us do spend a considerable amount of our time at home either lying in bed or resting on a piece of furniture like a recliner. For many people, hanging out in a living room may be a thing of the past as fewer people host guests these days randomly stopping by to socialize (isn’t that what social media is for?).
While Tina Fey comes across as self-deprecating in the TV commercial for telling these strangers that she eats in bed, the traditional dining room table may not be all that practical either if the only purpose it gets used for is storing papers and mail that needs sorting.