Ikea is here
so for the last few weeks that's all anyone's talked about. ikea ikea ikea. and holycrap the traffic is going to suck and so is the parking and hell no i am not going to go for at least 2 weeks.
only i heard that they didn't have nearly as many people as they thought they would have. and there's been no excess in traffic. seems like all the hype has scared everyone away (although hell if i'm going near it on its first saturday/sunday).
and today i drove past it. and juju had sorta put this bug in my ear. and well i turned right instead of going straight and the next thing i knew i was in the parking lot (which was very easy to find parking in) and heading into the store.
there were clowns and cops and allsorts of families about.
i started to walk around but got a bit bored and headed straight to the marketplace.
while there i saw the most awesome interaction between this middle aged chinese guy and his wife (it was in chinese). she was leading and he was following her around. she was doing the normal lady style shopping. and the guy he was AMAZED. everytime he'd walk past something he'd pick it up and get her attention like. hey look, look! and she'd turn sorta disgusted after the 3rd or 4th time and look and he'd be like, let's get it. and she'd say we don't need it. i don't want that. or it's ugly. and he just kept saying, 'but it's so cheap!' and she'd say no and again he'd say 'so cheap' i think he must've done this about 5 times in the few minutes i was near them. and i don't know why but it was awesome.
oh and the best part about this ikea.
SELF FRIGGIN CHECKOUT.
i thought perhaps i'd encounter a line at the checkout, but no, i waited exactly 0 seconds to purchase my items (towels for the gym, a funnel, straws, napkins, and i fell for the popsicle molds all for around 10 bucks). everywhere needs self checkout.
Posted by pocketpig at March 2, 2006 06:44 PM
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