Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Much Scarier than a Home Depot

This morning we went to the huge IKEA in Coquitlam. It is almost across the street from the Canadian Superstore, the location where we buy our groceries. I think we last visited the year it opened.  That was 2002.

Where's the IKEA Exit?Is Jay running to find a way out?

Goodbye, Ugly, Old Lamp
Shopping for home furnishings surely isn't a frequent diversion for us.

Today, we found the queues were fairly short and we got inside after waiting for about five minutes.

I went to see if the TV stand (or bench as IKEA calls them) had shelves large enough for our receiver and center speaker.  I knew from online sleuthing that the overall dimensions were perfect, but I was too unsure to buy without physical confirmation.  It seems as though I should have checked the equipment rather than the existing unit because I wasn't absolutely sure, even in the middle of IKEA's showroom maze.  I put off the purchase.

The enormity of the place is a bit overwhelming.  Even though we had a few more things to check, Jay panicked and clearly was looking to find an exit.  We slithered towards the door picking up only a table lamp.

We are about twenty years late in getting rid of this ugly, old lamp in our living room.


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