my friend was moving this weekend into another friends house, and they had to do the old stop off at the parents house to unload (and reload) items they didn't want and furniture they needed. My friend's mom is quite the awesome lady and before my friends left she gave this book with a couple of giggles as they walked out the door.
Charming You by Marjorie Frost This book was published in 1968.
the book has lots and lots of helpful hints on how to be a 'lovelier you' especially when it comes to seating:
"Approaching a chair diagonally
This deserves the blue ribbon for femininity!
- Arrance your steps so that the calf of your leg will touch the chair on your last step. If you're approaching from the right of the chair, it should be your left calf; if from the left of the chair, your right calf.
- Pivot and sit as on the previous chair approaches.
- You will be seated diagonally across the seat with your hips at a back corner and knees at the opposite front corner. (Many agree tha this figure "S" is the epitome of feminine loveliess for sitting positions)."
The information goes on and on. I was so unaware there were so many ways to sit in a chair, and that they are ranked.
Also the book mentions something called "leading with your thighs," After practicing this motion in the living room, I am not yet convinced this lady wasn't on acid, but that is impossible.