YSaC, Vol. 278: I like the papadum chairs. They’re crunchy.

2009 April 21
by drmk

PAPA-JOHN Chair-$30- OBO – $30

FOR SALE…..”.Papa John / Pier 1 type chair”…….just the frame…….maybe from the 90’s….but still sturdy and in decent shape….a spray paint job could make it a cool color……all it needs is the cushion…which can be found online or import-type stores…..must be local and willing to pick up…..$30-OBO !!!! ……


Ashley sends this one in, saying, “Umm, I’m confused. Must be willing to pick up’? I thought Papa John’s delivered!  Also, $30 and no toppings? No thank you.”

So this person knows that this type of chair is available at Pier 1, yet can’t be bothered to go to Pier 1’s website (which is confusingly named www.pier1.com, so I can see where that would be a problem) to check the spelling of papasan. Really? Papa John chair? This has to be the only person in the world who could possibly make that kind of mistake. Right?

Peach fold-up Poppa-sun chair – $5

Fold-up peach poppa-sun chair


papajan chair – $35

beautiful papajan chair with cushion




Oh. Never mind.

26 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 April 21

    Not only is this posting terribly funny (“Papa John”? Seriously‽), as I was reading it and listening to my iPod on shuffle the song “Papasan” (by Big Soy, if that matters) came on. At least Big Soy can spell papasan.

    Adores: 2
  2. 2009 April 21
    Mandee permalink

    Eh…that Papa John chair is alright. I’d rather have a Dominos chair.

    Adores: 1
    • 2009 April 21
      drmk permalink

      The problem with the Dominos chair is that it falls over all the time with just the slightest touch, and takes all of the other chairs with it.

      Adores: 23
      • 2009 April 21
        candace permalink

        I NEEDED that laugh today =)

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  3. 2009 April 21
    kellyann permalink

    Is “You know rattan” a special kind of rattan? What if I don’t know?

    Adores: 2
  4. 2009 April 21
    Amy H. permalink

    I like how in the last entry both the “Pappason” and the foot stool have to share the same cushion. Do they alternate days?

    Adores: 1
    • 2009 April 21
      jackie31337 permalink

      I personally find it touching that two generations of seating still maintain such closeness. Sure, they could each get their own cushion, but sharing that cushion has become a time-honored tradition for both pappa and son.

      Adores: 9
      • 2009 April 21
        lareigna permalink

        Wow…that was a truly magnificent pun. Well played.

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  5. 2009 April 21

    At least i can see the logic with the “Poppa-sun” chair.
    Since it’s a folding chair, i kinda get the “pop” part. It’s like the offspring of a “sun chair” and a “pop tent”

    Adores: 2
  6. 2009 April 21
    woofless permalink

    If the Papa John chair comes with complimentary extra garlic sauce and a handful of peperoncinis…..I’m sold!

    Adores: 2
  7. 2009 April 21
    gas station bathroom permalink

    Is that a stain in the seat part of the $5 chair?

    Um, EW.

    Adores: 1
  8. 2009 April 21
    i too had a papasan permalink

    besides the obvious spelling errors, this person also doesn’t seem to realize that pier1 sells new papasan chairs (with a cushion to boot!) for $50. given this chair is “maybe from the 90s,” and apparently needs a spray paint job, i think i’ll pass on this particular investment.

    Adores: 1
  9. 2009 April 21
    Linnee permalink

    I was hoping for a French Prudential Papa John chair.

    Adores: 3
  10. 2009 April 21

    Sometimes people are kind of stupid! HaHA!

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  11. 2009 April 21
    vickie permalink

    I particularly like how the $35 “papajan” chair is no longer circular!

    Adores: 1
    • 2009 September 25
      kellimi permalink

      Yeah, I noticed that too! It’s all wobbly like someone large sat in it and is now trying to pawn it off as a “beautiful” papajan chair.

      Adores: 1
  12. 2009 April 22

    “must be local and willing to pick up”

    Why would one have to be local, if they have to pick up? If someone wants to travel from far off lands for this shell of a chair, what difference does it make if they’re local or not?

    Adores: 3
    • 2009 April 22
      Jill permalink

      I was thinking the same thing, but maybe the seller will miss his Papa John and wants to still be able to visit!

      Adores: 5
  13. 2009 June 16
    Kit permalink

    Okay, I didn’t even know those chairs had a name, but had I, I would’ve at least tried to find the spelling.

    Adores: 2
  14. 2009 September 8
    skluz permalink

    I’ll take it!! It will go great with my Papa Murphy bed!

    Adores: 10
  15. 2009 September 8

    I don’t know why, but I think my favorite part is the “you know.” Like this person doesn’t have a clue what he’s selling (huh, no kidding), but is hoping someone will jump in and save him. “YOU know, it’s a pappason chair, or Papa John or papajump or SOMETHING. YOU know, from the 90s! Anyone? Bueller?”

    Adores: 1
  16. 2009 December 16
    Shane-For-Wax permalink

    My sister had one of these, then I had one. I always called it a futon for some reason… Now I know what it really is. Papa John (papajan)

    Adores: 1

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