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Who Needs Hotels in China

sleepingEver been to an IKEA store? It’s a nightmare, right? Forced to weave through the maze of furniture displays and people… so many people. Yet the nightmare doesn’t finish there. Once you have found your perfect piece of furniture and downed a plate of Swedish meatballs its time to load the car. This is when you suddenly realise that the flatpacks are designed in a way that they are impossible to fit into a standard car by a few inches (despite all efforts to the contrary). You only have two options, unwrap your cardboard entombed item in the carpark and pray to god you don’t lose the screws and instructions or pay the additional fee (usually around the same price as your item) to have it delivered. By this stage you are already exhausted and it may take you weeks to recover before you even attempt to assemble the damn thing.

Well, it seems in china they are playing IKEA at its own game. An increasing number of vistors are using the retail store as either a pick up joint or a place to take a well deserved nap. At night time elderly customers roam the aisles looking for a pretty young thing while the rest look for a comfy showroom display to take a doze on. Yep, it is like a never ending slumber party at China IKEA and getting increasingly hard to find a place to sleep.

Check out the sleepers here.

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Snooze At IKEA

Chinese IKEA allows sleeping on display bedsIKEA’s big mistake. Seems the staff at the Chinese IKEA stores have extra duties ever since management decided to allow people to sleep on their display beds. Now the poor staff have to change the sheets once a day.

Psst I wonder if they have to assemble them first?

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Another Naughty IKEA Ad

Tsk, tsk IKEA

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There’s No Place Like Gnome

Seems the gnome loving nation of England are none too pleased with IKEA’s latest advertising campaign . Nobody likes seeing gnomes viciously attacked and then being replaced by IKEA furniture. One protester proclaimed ‘Garden gnomes will live longer than Ikea furniture.’

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Not In The IKEA Meatballs!!!!

We don't care

We don’t care

IKEA’s Swedish meatballs have been removed from stores in 20 countries because they suspect they contain horse meat .

Psst I suggest you assemble your own meatballs in future.

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Women Airbrushed From IKEA Catalogues

OK, firstly, I had no idea that Saudi had IKEA stores. Secondly , I had no idea they had airbrushed out all women from their catalogues. Ouch. The Swedish flatpack specialists have since apologized saying they are committed to “gender equality”. Dah, because it’s the women who are friggin  left to assemble their damn products. Sheez!!!

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Exploding Clocks at IKEA

Talk about a big bang theory, someone  planted small explosives in several IKEA alarm clocks in Belgium, Netherlands and French stores AND they all went kaboom simultaneously. The booby trapped alarm clocks had small firework type devices inside them and they all went off during opening time, scaring the crap out of customers and staff.  Sheez, that would be right, they’d have to blow up the only friggin thing that you don’t have to friggin assemble!

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IKEA Hundstol Doggy Highchair

No seriously, if this isn’t IKEA playing a friggin April Fool joke, I want one for my cat ….

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IKEA, Please Get Rid of Verdana

WTF, is nothing sacred?

WTF, is nothing sacred?

The public want what the public wants. When Ikea decided to change their font from Futura to Verdana on the world’s most printed book, the Ikea Catalogue, the company faced a backlash like nothing the world has ever seen (unless you include Prince’s symbol phase!). Not in the company’s 50 year has there ever been a font change until now  and to say the public are pissed off would be to say the least. Twitter, Facebook and blogs are screaming outrage at Ikea’s apparent “cost efficient” font strategy. One petition has already collected 3,000 signatures condemning the decision. Hmm and never in the history of the Verdana font has there been such a backlash either. Times New Roman and Arial are just glad they were overlooked!

Psst Verdana was created by Microsoft so as to be readable at small sizes on a computer screens.

2nd Psst Futura was used on the commemorative plaque left on the moon by Apollo 11 astronauts in July 1969 (so they say!)

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More Banned TV Commercials

It’s that time of the week again when I hunt for the best/worst banned TV commercials. So without further ado here they are…

Clear..

Ikea …

I hate it when this happens!!!

I also hate it when THIS happens…

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