I go there sometimes to get ideas. I usually get a new end table instead.The only down side to Ikea is that for them to keep their prices low, the furniture comes unassembled. That’s right: you have to put it together.
Sometimes the fact that I only paid $100 for a stylish couch makes the 12 hours of actually building the couch totally worth it, but that is not what I am thinking when I reach hour number nine and sweat is dripping off my nose and slat G will not click properly into slat H and it seems I am missing plastic piece J and no one is answering the 800 number for the “Help Line” and I have misplaced the Allen wrench again.
In that moment, I am thinking I should have just bought a Pottery Barn couch that comes already built and cost $5000. That is what Visa cards are for.
At least then I would not have random “extra” metal pieces strewn about my living room floor and young children mocking me with their cruel taunts of “Mommy, you’re still not done yet?”My dad and step-mom Nichole have a continuing love affair with all things Ikea. We fly to visit them and they merrily announce that their local Ikea has free breakfast at 9:30 on Mondays! Who wants to go?
Please do not think that I don’t like Ikea, because I do. It’s just that … well, imagine what breakfast would be like there: