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Commitment is going to “IKEA”:http://www.ikea-usa.com/ with your girlfriend (or boyfriend) and shopping for furniture for your apartment. It shows you all sorts of things about your significant other; their style, their taste, their willingness to adapt. It’s a test. A two floor Swedish test with products, that I’m convinced, have subliminal messages in their titles.

*Büyundøbey*

Diane and I broke up twice, had a fight about paper lanterns, decided that a good window covering makes all the difference in a room and still had time for meatballs. The stress of carrying a yellow plastic bag around Elizabeth New Jersey and picking up nicknacks you will eventually discard at the check-out is more than anyone can handle. Combine that sensory overload with people wielding shopping carts like viking hammers and you have the basic gist of the IKEA at exit 13A.

I’m glad to say that we have patched up our differences and will be staying together for the children.

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6 replies on “Shöpping”

I love that you summed up the whole experience with this perfect sentence:
"Diane and I broke up twice, had a fight about paper lanterns, decided that a good window covering makes all the difference in a room and still had time for meatballs."
The only thing tougher than shopping at Ikea with someone else is assembling the furniture with them.

you're right about the commitment part dude… furniture shopping IS scarry! but let's just say you're a single guy, and for passing time, you go to cool and colorful IKEA for a stroll. would it be a great place to pick up chicks? hmm…

I cannot WAIT to get my hands on that bedframe. I'm looking at that lamp in the picture and wondering if we should have gotten that too. Hmph. Maybe we'll go back this Saturday.

Don't you dare! There is no way we are going back there… Not until our bed-frame is put together and lights we have already bought are put together and hung.

Do I have to bring up the blinds that are sitting in the middle room waiting to be stuck on a window?!

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