Okay, so how is this anything but a WIN-WIN proposition for people who like to shop at IKEA? If you’ve been following my blog, you may have read one of my previously written extravaganzas about dragging my better half around shopping with me and what a trial that can be.
I have been in IKEA. It is one of the largest and most obnoxious shopping horrors (IMO) there are. You are lead on a trail through a gigantic two-story warehouse filled with furniture, dishes, pillows, curtains, pictures, lamps that no man alive I know wants any part of! I’m not that crazy about the place myself either, but sometimes you need something there, and truth be told, have to suffer through the store.
Unfortunately, the furniture must then be put together with dowels, screws, glue, pliers, screwdrivers, blood, sweat and tears when you bring it home. I’m sorry, but I’ll pay the extra money and have it delivered and assembled Thank You very much! My time and sanity is worth much more than the savings involved.
In a moment of weakness I have perused this monstrous place and regretted it immensely. I went with my husband once who was ready to kill, maim or pass out from boredom within seconds. I figured out though, with pride that you Do Not have to follow the arrows. You can short-cut if you know the lay-out and that is the only way to go!
Today I heard a news-flash, Ikea is adding a MANLAND to some of their stores. How wonderful! Now women can shop in peace. They can take their better (?) half, leave them at the Manland to play video games, watch TV, play foosball and eat free hotdogs while they shop to their heart’s content. It’s daycare for MEN!
Ikea has some marketing plan. They also have a child-care center that you can check your children into while you shop. They really are ahead of the curve! Then again, they are Swedish and they have meatballs!
Written by Evelyn Garone 9/11