I searched the last few months of static topics to get a basic understanding how how it happens, but I don't know how to solve my problem. I have a new couch that causes me to shock metal things I touch after standing up. I also have a computer floormat that seems to cause the same thing. I am hoping for some permanent solution, rather than rubbing laundry sheets on it weekly. Is it possible to run a grounding wire from a lamp to the fabric of the sofa? If I did that on the right side of it, would static electricity from the left side move across to discharge through the wire? I tried to test things out last night, but shocks will sometimes happen and sometimes not happen under the same test. I can't figure out why that is, and it's preventing me from going further. What is a good test?