Let's get this straight

The hard plastic floor mat under my office chair gave out recently, and when the new one arrived from Costco, it was rolled up tight in a box. When I tried to unroll it, it was so stiff that it took both the Mrs. and me all of our weight to get it flat on the floor. Then we had to find some heavy objects to weigh it down and keep it flat until it relaxed.

The laundry basket wasn't all that heavy, but a few home fitness weights helped.

And what could be better suited to the task than some tax books!

Yes, tax fans, it's the only and one Bittker & Eustice corporate tax treatise, for the win! Thanks, Boris and Jim, wherever you are.

This technique for mat-flattening is approved by Winston, prime minister of all things on the floor.

Let's roll.