At IKEA, Even Jumping Your Car Is A Self-Assembly Process

We were so excited yesterday to go to IKEA that we left the lights on and our car battery died.

We asked around the unloading dock if anyone had jumpers but nobody piped up. An employee directed us to a customer service reception area. We handed them our license and they gave us a portable car jumper kit.

As we trudged through the snow to go do the job ourselves, we thought with a grin, “This is so IKEA.”

Don’t get us wrong, we enjoyed jumping the car, it’s just amusing that the ethos behind the self-assembly business model trickles all the way down to the parking lot.

— BEN POPKEN
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