Ikea, do you kea?

I know, I know... bad pun, especially since Mama Swede says it's not even pronounced "eye-kea." Gotta trust the Swedish lady on this one. BUT BACK ON TOPIC. Have you ever been there? Pants down, most terrifying shopping experience of my life! The building was big enough to host the Vans Warped Tour, comprising a massive showroom and an even more massive warehouse, where you have to go track down the item you found on the showroom floor by aisle (#1-1000) and bin number. Then you gotta lug the furniture all the way to the checkout, where you get to sit in the shopper's equivalent of rush hour WHILE STARING AT THE SCRUMPTIOUS FOOD BEING SOLD FOR SICKENINGLY LOW PRICES JUST BEYOND THE CASH REGISTERS.

All of this for a CD storage rack. Would you believe nobody sells them anymore? We tried Wal*Mart, Target, Sears, F.Y.E., Home Goods, and some local furniture consignment shops, all to no avail. The problem is all this newfangled mp3 nonsense. If people would just buy compact discs the way they did in the 1990s, stores would carry space-effective storage racks for them, but NOOO. CDs are SO 2000-and-late. We've got to be PIRATES, yo!

The Swedish Mama pronounces it "Ick-ea," and I must say... I like that name better.

6 comments:

Melissa B. said...

I don't usually do Ikea, since most of their stuff involves putting-together, which we're not very good at. BUT...on a recent trip, Ella Numera Una snagged some sweet college stuff, and I actually bought an inexpensive couch. Which I didn't have to put together. Woo-Hoo! SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...

Yankee Girl said...

I thought I was the only person in the world who cannot stand this store! It is way too overwhelming and usually gives me a headache, and that's just in the parking lot!

Brijenieve said...

I still have never been there, but I've heard both good and bad things about it. Sorry you haven't had much luck finding a shelf thing! All my cds are now in boxes under my bed, cos I've ripped them all to my computer. BUT here's the link to a place that sells disk storage fun stuff. =D

http://www.mmdesign.com/

Dorkys Ramos said...

Terrifying?! I freakin love that place. My whole apartment is practically an IKEA showroom and there's just this satisfaction you get after building an entire dresser (consisting of 5000 pieces) all by yourself...with nothing but pictures to guide you through.

Kitty said...

Oh my GOD, I miss Ikea. I used to live there. Then I moved to England. The nearest one is like three hours away. :(

Tellie said...

I absolutely love Ikea, they have some of the best modern furniture for a semi-cheap price.

 
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