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One of the most striking things about the
palace at Versailles are the ornate king's
and queen's bedrooms. Each one is richly
decorated and has a railing across the
middle of it so that the king and queen
could lie in bed all day while people
them (while not allowing the visitors
approach too close to the royal
This is *exactly* what is
missing from the modern CEO's office.
update the bed to a fine cherrywood
example and the railing to sleek, brushed
stainless steel, and he or she can lie in
all day holding board meetings and
granting audiences to
Just don't tell
what happened to the French royal
Up the "royal" factor with grapes!
Add this for perfection! [spacecadet, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]
||"The hard drives are over there, sir ... no, sir, you can't put that on your 486 ... thats right - check out is right over there, sir ... yes, sir I'll give you a bun ... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"
||railing across the middle of it - I thought you meant the bed! excellent idea.
||I've seen some offices that had these. They were all government offices come to think of it...
||I forgot to mention it but there were
also facilities at Versailles to allow
courtiers and supplicants to visit the
king or queen while they were on the
loo. That's probably going a bit far
||hence the slang *the throne*?
||The French invented the "throne."
||I was maintaining an office out of town until a couple of months ago... it was a two hour commute so I set it up as my living quarters also. The floor to ceiling, wall to wall enclosed bookcases were a fold-out murphy bed with built in closets on each side. I'm not a high-powered CEO but I definitely accomplished a lot more in a day. The problem (for me) became clothing, how to be comfortable and dressed...