Hello hello! Grace here.
How have you been? Good I hope!!
Remember I told you I was going to have a chillaxed weekend? Well we did! We hardly left the house… except for that fancy grocery story on Saturday (exciting!).
And then on Sunday we ventured out again… to IKEA!
Oh boy. Somehow I’ve managed to avoid going INTO an actual IKEA all of my 30 years. I love IKEA (disclaimer!) but have always done my shopping online. That made sense to me, you know… since you have to put the ruddy thing together yourself, at least have it delivered TO you.
I quite enjoy the putting-together-of-things though. Desks, beds, trolleys, tables. I’ve done the lot! And if it doesn’t work out with ol’ Clarity, I might have a future as a general handyman 😉
Anyway, we needed a few things to organize our kitchen. Specifically some sort of cabinet and/or trolley for an array of condiments, spices & snacks that have been gathering dust on top of the fridge and counters. Need more cupboard space!
So off we went… of course I tried to order them online for pick up (creature of habit). But no no, mister Mark insisted that going to the store and ‘seeing what they have’ would be much more fun! Alrighty then.
So Sunday morning we found ourselves queuing up in the carpark to get inside. Masks on, 6ft apart etc etc. with a little woman yelling at everyone about ‘How to IKEA in COVID’.
I suppose if you’ve never been into an IKEA, you wouldn’t know what to expect. I certainly didn’t expect this…
Hahaha! Pretty spot on really. Talk about using space well!
Anyhoo, we wandered, and we wandered, and we wandered… in what felt like small decorated circles. Eventually I figured out how it all works see: Find product you like, take photo of label on said product, continue wandering until you eventually find the ‘warehouse’ section downstairs where ALL said products are available boxed up and ready to buy.
We’d taken about 50 photos of various furniture before deciding what we really wanted. But it was decided! And I was finally excited about it! We loved cabinet #302.797.84 with door 002.756.07. In the colour ‘Birch Veneer’. Job done!!
I was well and truly ready to get out of there, so I was chuffed to have fiiiiinally found what we were after, and ready to pick up my bits downstairs and BOUNCE.
Until we got to aisle 42,000 and bin 387,002.
See that big ol’ gap on the left? Yep, that’s where cabinet #302.797.84 with door 002.756.07 in the colour ‘Birch Veneer’ shoulda been!
OUT. OF. STOCK.
Hahahaha! I can laugh now, but I wasn’t laughing then… stood in front of the only gaping hole in the warehouse wall.
I hate to say “I told you so” to Mark… but he was very quiet on the drive home 😉
Oh well… at least we had a laugh! And grabbed a plant and a trolley.
TOP TIP: Just buy it online.
Please say a little prayer for my Oma as her surgery is today 🙂
And you know how I feel about collective positive energy. It does wonders!
Lotsa love, Grace xo
Clarity – The Home of Art, Craft and Well-being.