Monday, August 11, 2008

Seriously, don't people have better things to do?

So, I'm in Nantes. Briefly. For 24 hours. Mostly to drop Boy1 off at his grandparents' house. And also to buy a few things at Ikea for the redone kitchen (a bar stool, a basket and a thing I have no name for), for my bed (a surmatelas, whatever that is because it's firm which I love but it's still lacking give, which I don't), and for the office (a wheeled multi-drawer thing to put the printer on and a chair cushion because the chair is this weird weave thing that hurts the back of my thighs if I'm not dressed. Yes, gasp, I occasionally blog in my panties. Go ahead, friends and family, try to get that image out of your head.) And a mirror for the bathroom. And a small table for the phone in the dining room to replace the wrought iron thing I've been using that really belongs outside with plants on it. And that's it. I didn't get anything that wasn't on my list. And as everyone knows, that's a big deal at Ikea.

But what I don't get is why half of France was at the Nantes Ikea this afternoon. It's summer. It wasn't raining. It was a nice, sunny day, if slightly chilly for August. There was no sale, there was no reason. And yet, it was packed. It was a nightmare. Everyone with their yellow bags and their pushycart things. Except for me. I had a blue Ikea bag that I bought (60 cents) the last time I went to Ikea. WHICH SOMEONE STOLE FROM ME TODAY. Can you imagine? Can you imagine shopping at Ikea, picking out furniture or a new kitchen or whatever and actually being lame enough to steal a 60 cent bag?

I assure you, I'm not upset about the bag. I was over it as soon as I realized it had been stolen. Because really, I have a lot of big bags and the Ikea one is actually too big and I just put the mirror and the cushion in the basket and all the other stuff came in those flat boxes (some assembly required). So they actually did me a favor, getting rid of that useless bag for me.

8 comments:

New to blogging said...

Sad people!. But you are right those bags are much too big, maybe they will get a hernia trying to fill it.

Christina said...

thanks for the mental image...you're a creep. :)

beth said...

Are you having fun remodeling your home?

Nicole said...

NTB - Why are those silly bags so big?

Christina - I know.

Beth - I wouldn't call it a remodel - it's only a rental so it's mostly just rearranging and filling in the empty spots. But yes, it's fun.

Lorraine said...

I heart Ikea. But those bags are extreme.

beth said...

ps - and going by your last photo - the image would be of a very hot mama!

Le Tigre in France said...

We've been doing the rounds of Ikea, Brico Depot, Castorama etc and every single time we go it's packed to the rafters!

Mouse said...

A friend was cutting a very high and very long conifer hedge that runs along his property for some 100 feet so he placed his car and a red warning triangle on the road to warn people to beware of falling branches and someone, ai a 29 registered plate stopped and stole the triangle. Unbelieveable!

PS never been to an IKEA
Is that an admission or a boast?