7 Nov 2009


On wednesday I really felt in prison. Outside it was raining cats and dogs and the wind blow the so said beautiful yellow and red leaves around. I decided to spent a visit to Ikea. There it's warm and I can walk around. On top I needed a lamp for the guest room, which had given up it's soul.

When I opened the garage a bunch of dead yellow leaves stormed in, I quickly got in the car and closed the garage door.This time I arrived at Ikea without any problem and even without my Madame GPS.

The parking with more or less 1000 places was full. Rather amazing for a day in the middle of the week. Instead of turning around I stopped and had luck, somebody had finished its shopping and left me the space.

Inside it was the same. Ikea was full, it seemed to me that everything was free today ! In the restaurant no place either. I decided to first go to the restroom. There was a long line of women at the entrance door. I found this strange because the restroom is quite big. Under furious eyes of some women I walked up the line, went inside and found an empty restroom ! I asked the young woman who stood there at the entrance why she didn't go inside and make room so that the other don't have to stand outside, she looked at me very surprised with big brown cow eyes and said : "But I don't have to go, I am just waiting for my friend who is inside !"

For a second I was wordless, but only for a second. I told her she could have waited inside and then shouted at the line of these patient sheeps that they could go inside the restroom and all toilets were free (except one) ! Then arrived a basket ball sized black man with huge toilet paper rolls under his arms and shouted with a big smile "Where is paper missing ?"

I found my lamp, meandered through the crowd to my car, while the wind blow off my beret and I had to run behind, and finally arrived at home.

What happened there, gave me an idea. Next time I go shopping I will just stare at the ceiling and then I will see how many people will do the same !


diane said...

That is so funny but probably frustrating for you.I think I would rather our dry hot weather than cold, windy, wet weather. All the people must have been in IKEA keeping warm.

Nicolanondoc said...

Cambiato look al blog ? Bellissimo come le attese...buon fine settimana Gattina :-)

Maribeth said...

Yes, it is cool, windy and like November today. No rain though. SO that is good!

Melli said...

LOL! Did you ever find out why the store was so busy during the middle of the week?

Pamela said...

I always ask -- IS THIS THE queue for the restroom? Because I've seen the exact same phenomenon.