Manner Monday: The Hot Seat

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The proverbial “hot seat” is one that no one wants to find himself calling home.

There are many different theories as to the basis of the term, some say it originated from a person being subjected to intense interrogations, or finding oneself under severe scrutiny where the individual is unnervingly defending his actions.

Another theory comes from the days when fireplaces where commonly found in dining rooms.  The host would take the seat nearest the fire, making it the hottest seat (or most uncomfortable) at the table.

When you are the host, whether it is a business meeting or casual event, be sure to take the “hot seat” (under the vent, facing the kitchen, the most uncomfortable chair) for yourself, giving the best seat (the best view, the most comfortable chair) at the table to your guest.

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