Yes, they do have their place. It is figuring out where that place is that is the problem. Oh wait a minute? How about a wedding? Items there are expected to be white, right? I am not sure a white office chair would be entirely appropriate, but at least they would be comfortable. Much nicer than those back biting wooden things they call folding chairs. All you would have to do is rent them for one days use, like many other matrimonial necessities, and let someone else worry about the food stains!