How will you ever plan the office building of your dreams without understanding accurate measurements? We know everyone has a dream office building... right?
|Elementary and Middle School||5th Grade|
Can't win 'em all.
But Olive isn’t going to let it get her down.
Today’s the day that she’s ordering furniture for the place...
And the one thing Olive likes more than doing people’s taxes is buying desks.
She’s really a special sort of person.
[Olive browsing the internet for desks] Olive decides to start with her own desk.
She finds a walnut beauty that’s 60 inches wide, 30 inches deep, and 30 inches high.
She adds three more desks for her employees, but they get smaller ones...48 inches wide,18
inches deep, and 30 inches high. [Olive ordering a small desk on the internet]
Olive thinks desk size is important for showing her workers who’s the boss.
She writes down the dimension for all of these, so that she can check if they’re going to
Olive then goes through all the rooms and thinks bout what kind of furniture they’ll [Olive walking through rooms thinking hard about what furniture her workers need]
A table and chairs in the break room…that’s 42 wide and deep, 29 inches high, and she
adds an extra 12 inches to make room for the chairs…
The workers might need a little belly room after their daily doughnut binge. [Olives worker eating a pink doughnut]
So that makes the whole shebang about 54 wide and deep.
When Olive gets to the waiting area, she gets super excited.
She finds an amazing plush couch that’s 190 inches wide, 40 inches deep, and 31 inches [Olive browsing for a new couch on the internet]
How impressed are those customers going to be when they see a couch like that? [Customer looking impressed at a new couch]
They’ll probably look at it and immediately run back to tell all their friends just how
phenomenal the couch is at Olive’s Fast Tax.
Not to mention that water feature…that could've been a centaur….. [A 5 star review of Olive's Fast Tax shop on shmelp website]
Olive is exhausted by the time she’s done recording all the dimensions on her incredible
How much fun can one person take?
She’s about to click "buy" on her cart, when she thinks… [Olive clicking buy now on her cart on shmayfair website]
I’d better make sure all this stuff will fit."
Olive starts to use the dimensions she’s recorded to draw the furniture into the floor [Olive studying her dimensions on a blueprint of the tax office]
plan that her architect made.
But then she just can’t do it.
It reminds her of him and his refusal to agree to a centaur water feature. [Architect disagreeing with Olive on the centaur water feature]
She'll never forgive him for that.
Instead of drawing the furniture onto the floor plan, she decides it’ll be more exciting
to make paper models.
Because the only thing more awesome than full size furniture is miniature furniture.
The thought of it its overwhelming cuteness is almost too much for Olive to stand. [
So Olive pulls out her list of dimensions and gets to work making little furniture [Olive creating to scale furniture models using the dimensions in the blue print]
that’s exactly to scale.
After she makes the furniture, she plunks it on top of the floor plan to see how it
will fit in each room. [Olive placing each furniture model onto the dimension blueprint map]
Everything is looking like it will totally fit, and Olive is beaming with pride over
her furniture picking skills.
She gets to that massive, gorgeous couch…the crown jewel of her customer waiting room. [Olive placing the large couch in the customer waiting room on the blueprint map]
Turns out it’s too big.
If she bought it, one leg of it would be hanging in the water feature.
With great despair in her heart, Olive goes back online and finds a couch that’s a couple [Olive going back on shmayfair to find a smaller couch for the tax office]
feet less wide.
She trims down her mini paper couch and sees that it will fit snugly in just the right
It occurs to her that she could’ve cut the water feature instead… [Olive pondering whether she should have removed the water feature]
But she's already compromised so much on that water feature.
She won't change it again.