So, Ikea! Now there is a great way to waste an entire day.
Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Ikea. But sometimes, my visits don’t quite go the way I plan.
We had just moved into our new home. We’d spent the whole weekend in Ikea buying sofas and wardrobes and cushions and cutlery and, …..Swedish meatballs. So, by the time we’d built every flatpack up, we were exhausted.
But we also realised we didn’t have enough wardrobe handles!
So on Monday, after a 10hour day at work, I got in the car, and drove back to Ikea.
Should’ve taken 25minutes, took me 45.
Rush-hour traffic! Now there’s another fun topic which I won’t delve into now.
Eventually, I got there. I knew exactly where the handles were, went to the right department – at least I thought it was. Wardrobe handles with the wardrobes right?
Eventually I found them.
In the Kitchen Area!
Of course? That makes perfect sense!
So I tucked the handles under my arm, put on my determined face, and carefully started the winding journey to the Pay Area.
Now if you’ve ever been to Ikea, You’ll know that there are “secret” doors and paths and shortcuts everywhere!
I couldn’t find my way to the Pay Area.
Eventually after getting back to the Kitchen Area, (where you can pick up wardrobe handles) for the third time, I despaired, sucked it up, and asked 2 staff members for directions.
They clearly saw the desperate look on my pleading face.
And then decided they would toy with me!
They pointed in a direction and said “just through there” I sighed in relief and followed the direction of their point.
It was obviously “Annoy-TheFrinkleFiles-Day” and someone forgot to give me the memo.
That’s how long it took me to get from tucking the handles under my arm, to the actual checkout points!
And it wasn’t even busy!
And I didnt stop on the way.
You’ve never known lost until you can’t find your way out of an Ikea store.