Sofas may have to go back indoors

Hey, you, sitting in the duct-taped La-Z-Boy on the front porch. Take note: The Murfreesboro City Council means to end your lounging ways.

Pretty soon, if a new citywide measure is approved, the indoor furniture will have to be moved back inside — or you will be cited.

Mayor Tommy Bragg said he’s not sure why city codes staffers have asked the council to ban indoor sofas and recliners on porches, but “I would assume that it would have some relationship to our university community and neighbors making complaints,” he said.

In other words, college students’ use of ratty furniture is head-butting the aesthetic eye of non-students whose front porches are appointed with conventional outdoor furniture, such as wicker.

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