The promise of IKEA is affordable furniture that looks expensive. But those of us who have been lured in by the dream of the sparking showroom know the truth: the money you save is not worth the hours of your life lost, trying to assemble those dastardly beds/coffee tables/dressers. One tiny wrench to build an entire bookcase? It’s enough to turn you into a blathering banshee…or have the cops called to your place. Such was the case for a Swedish family who were up until the wee hours of the morning trying to put together some new furniture from IKEA.
The assembly process was so cacophonous that it woke up their sleeping baby, who began to wail. Concerned neighbors called the police to report that they heard “screaming and banging” coming from the house. When the police arrived on the scene, the only dispute they discovered was over which way the thing-a-majigger screwed into the thing-a-majigger. The couple was found guilty of temporary insanity caused by IKEA furniture assembly. It happens to the best of us. No formal charges will be pressed. But next time, we hope the family will consider buying pre-assembled. [The Local]
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