How not to spend your startup money

The last company I worked for, we had these funny looking chairs.

I didn’t think they were particularly comfortable or anything, just different.

Today I realize they are the Aeron Chair by Herman Miller

http://www.amazon.com/Aeron-Chair-Herman-Miller-Adjustable/dp/B003M1C7XW

That’s an $800 chair.

I am not sure why the people at my company at the time thought it necessary to spend $800 on a chair, but I could think of a bazillion other uses for that money.