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Ikea - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
if I had to explain, you wouldn't understand
Went to Ikea today. Spent lots of money.

Well, that's all relative, isn't it? It *felt* like lots, but wasn't as much as it could have been, as we were looking at new metal-framed beds. Found one we liked, until I realised there was a problem with it.

See, our bed is pushed into the corner of the room, so the head is against one wall, and my side is against another. Which means if I want to get into or out of bed, I go over the foot end of the bed.

Which is fine, as the bed has a very low foot end - the wooden frame is marginally higher than the mattress itself.

The potential new metal-framed bed had a foot end where the metal bits were at least 18" higher than the top of the mattress, making it perilous to try and hop over. Other option would be to hop over K, which would be equally perlious.


The hunt continues.

in other news: had enormous fun in Ikea's marketplace merrily setting all of the kitchen timers available (some were still in boxes, so hard to get at) to go off in about half an hour. This made me smile. Then I realised that I could do the same with all the alarm clocks in the, erm, clock section.

So I did.

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alicephilippa From: alicephilippa Date: September 25th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC) (linky)
You are a bad man, a very bad man. *giggles*
dakegra From: dakegra Date: September 25th, 2010 09:36 pm (UTC) (linky)
I was sorely tempted to hide some of them around the kitchen area. Inside pans, behind things etc.

I'll probably end up with an Ikea ASBO.
magda_vogelsang From: magda_vogelsang Date: September 26th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC) (linky)
I love google. Took no time at all to find out what ASBO stood for over there. Giggle.
isihac From: isihac Date: September 25th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC) (linky)
We need a 'like' button on here - I don't do words so much.
missprinty From: missprinty Date: September 25th, 2010 11:08 pm (UTC) (linky)
Oh you naughty naughty boy! Funny though.
edbook From: edbook Date: September 26th, 2010 01:55 am (UTC) (linky)
bad boy bad boy

caitirin From: caitirin Date: September 26th, 2010 02:10 am (UTC) (linky)
XD You are a very wicked thing! I love it!
roobarb From: roobarb Date: September 26th, 2010 07:41 am (UTC) (linky)
I saw this on twitter, Dell spotted it on my phone and we cracked up getting some rather off looks as nothing had been said

did the beans join in or will your ASBO be a solo one?
jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: September 26th, 2010 09:10 am (UTC) (linky)
Plans trip to Ikea...
pteppic From: pteppic Date: September 26th, 2010 09:51 am (UTC) (linky)
See I just wander around IKEA singing "I Fear IKEA" at the top of my voice...

You sir, are a master of the mischievous.
sirenity From: sirenity Date: September 26th, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC) (linky)
I've never been to an Ikea.

Everyone tells me I should go for the food....huh? I don't get it.
boliviafang From: boliviafang Date: September 26th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC) (linky)
I actually hear that a lot, too.
Since the store is big enough to require a compass and camping equipment to get through, they decided to provide a restaurant inside. This also keeps customers from rushing through their shopping experience because they're hungry and want to go eat. Rather brilliant, actually, and I've heard the food is surprisingly good.
Apparently their Swedish meatballs are amazing.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: September 26th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC) (linky)
the meatballs are rather nice.
dakegra From: dakegra Date: September 26th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC) (linky)
the meatballs are jolly nice. As is the dime bar cake.
boliviafang From: boliviafang Date: September 26th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC) (linky)
How much do I love that you set all the timers and clocks to go off in half an hour? Lots.
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jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: September 26th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC) (linky)
and if we arrange the same time and date?
Every ikea kitchen timer in the world all going off at once!
jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: September 26th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC) (linky)
of course for those who haven't heard it I believe a link to Mitch Benn and his IKEA song is appropriate here.
dunno how to embed (or indeed if you can in a comment)


jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: September 26th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC) (linky)
seems to work :-)
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