U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Non-Romantic Relationships
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-29-2017, 10:27 AM
 
13,102 posts, read 17,661,987 times
Reputation: 19630

Advertisements

Exchange the sofa under warranty, buy one chair for the special guest.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-29-2017, 10:42 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
77,930 posts, read 69,884,727 times
Reputation: 75699
Did you get a refund for the sofa you bought? If it was guaranteed to hold a certain weight, and failed to do that, you should have complained and asked for a refund or exchange.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
15,011 posts, read 18,864,729 times
Reputation: 23970
Instead of requiring them to bring their own furniture (which is impractical), I'd suggest you consider purchasing one of those extra wide wheelchairs especially made for the morbidly obese. At my local airport, that's all they use now.

This would allow you to have appropriate, SAFE seating for her in every room of your home, and since it's on wheels you can easily move it from room to room. Some are expensive, but a quick Google produced this one for less than $200 delivered. It's even red - not entirely ugly, institutional looking!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Drive-Med...&wl13=&veh=sem
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2017, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
44,300 posts, read 35,841,586 times
Reputation: 62649
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jkgourmet View Post
Instead of requiring them to bring their own furniture (which is impractical), I'd suggest you consider purchasing one of those extra wide wheelchairs especially made for the morbidly obese. At my local airport, that's all they use now.

This would allow you to have appropriate, SAFE seating for her in every room of your home, and since it's on wheels you can easily move it from room to room. Some are expensive, but a quick Google produced this one for less than $200 delivered. It's even red - not entirely ugly, institutional looking!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Drive-Med...&wl13=&veh=sem
I hate to second this, but I will because it's a practical solution.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2017, 11:23 AM
 
5,048 posts, read 6,896,381 times
Reputation: 4146
It's nice when the unusual in any respect can be accommodated. But it should never be expected. And it is up to the person with the unusual issue to check first.

We knew a guy like this. Really had to get weighed at a P.O. when he was starting a diet program. He never wound up coming to our home but we did get together at another friend's home and this guy always sat at the end of a sofa. I suppose because that's where the sofa side support and feet were.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2017, 12:24 PM
 
11,210 posts, read 8,347,320 times
Reputation: 20254
Don't *****-foot around here. Be direct, kind but firm and discuss this with them. No pun intended but it's like an elephant in the room that no one wants to acknowledge.

You'll have to have one sturdy piece that can be moved around. And get your deck load tested (no, I'm sorry, that's mean).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2017, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Mid-Michigan
171 posts, read 114,387 times
Reputation: 165
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jkgourmet View Post
Instead of requiring them to bring their own furniture (which is impractical), I'd suggest you consider purchasing one of those extra wide wheelchairs especially made for the morbidly obese. At my local airport, that's all they use now.

This would allow you to have appropriate, SAFE seating for her in every room of your home, and since it's on wheels you can easily move it from room to room. Some are expensive, but a quick Google produced this one for less than $200 delivered. It's even red - not entirely ugly, institutional looking!

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Drive-Med...&wl13=&veh=sem
I think this should be used, but them buy it, not OP. OP shouldn't even have to chip in for it imo.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2017, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
55,566 posts, read 54,174,429 times
Reputation: 65706
The spouse sounds very similar to the codependent person in a relationship with an alcoholic or drug addict. Instead of acknowledging that the problem lies with his or her spouse, he or she blames it on the others around. Don't take the unwarranted criticism personally, but understand that this person is just as sick as the one who is eating himself or herself to death.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2017, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Finally the house is done and we are in Port St. Lucie!
3,488 posts, read 2,047,402 times
Reputation: 9734
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mightyqueen801 View Post
The spouse sounds very similar to the codependent person in a relationship with an alcoholic or drug addict. Instead of acknowledging that the problem lies with his or her spouse, he or she blames it on the others around. Don't take the unwarranted criticism personally, but understand that this person is just as sick as the one who is eating himself or herself to death.
I absolutely agree with you. That same thought ran through my head also.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-29-2017, 01:20 PM
 
Location: NYntarctica
11,419 posts, read 6,352,956 times
Reputation: 4330
I thought this was a preventable occurrence, until I read it again that they scolded you after it happened! Wtf?! That's incredibly rude. I would be very not happy with the person
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Non-Romantic Relationships
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:34 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top