The Mercantile’s Guide to Survival

Take a page from Papa's playbook: write standing up and never let one's BAC dip to zero.

Here at the Mercantile Library Department of Extra-literary Research or as it is affectionately referred to by the world’s literary research community, “MILDER”, we consider it our duty, in order to  further the literariness of all humankind, to think about things nobody wants to think about.   For example: sitting down.  What, after all, is more literary than sitting?  When was the last time you thought about it?  Usually, sitting down is what you do to get some thinking done, and the last thing you would want to do is think about sitting because the idea is you’re supposed to be thinking about something else.   We arrived at this line of inquiry when Norm helpfully reminded me, while I was complaining about the height of the stool at the front desk, that sitting down is actually bad for you, potentially even fatal–he was even so kind as to send me an article on the internet vis a vis the insidious nature of spending one’s days on one’s derrier.  Needless to say, after poo-pooing it, I actually read it and immediately began pacing the room, dictating this blog post as I vigorously rounded Longfellow and headed down room for another pass of Shakespeare.  Eventually my legs got tired so I sat down, typed the question: “Is sitting down actually bad for you?” into Google and the below terrifying infographic popped out.  -Ed Scripsi

Sitting is Killing You
Via: Medical Billing And Coding


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