Jimmy is sitting in a chair at the bar. Jimmy is playing ping-pong with the bartender.
Another display might be to have it like @sp, so:
Jimmy is sitting in a chair at the bar, playing ping-pong with the bartender.
That might require a new message though, something like '@pp.' Which I would also be fine with.
Finally, you could also just flatly have @tp override the place message. Any of those three options would be good, to be honest.
Why do we need this?
Right now, there is a mechanical advantage to not being seated in a place and ALSO a RP disadvantage to being seated, since when you are seated you can't use @tp to convey information about your character. At least removing the RP disadvantage to using places would be nice.