Friday, March 09, 2007

Sven, the guy who sells furniture

So this evening, we drove past some great big huge monstrosity of a new shopping center that went up recently, and their slogan is some such bullshit like "Now you don't have to go to Dallas or Houston to experience upscale shopping." Mmmm, well, how lovely. To which The Ash pointed out that there are plenty of locally owned places all over town that already sell lots of shit we can't afford, so we really don't need any chains to do the same, thanks. Damn those chains. Did I mention we were on our way to Ikea? Oh chuckle chuckle chuckle. Holmes, you lovable hypocrite, you.

It's true, the vast majority of our furniture comes from the blue and yellow European beast that is Ikea. It's not a fact I'm ashamed or proud of, it just is. But we found ourselves talking about chains and their standard business practices, and for some reason The Ash found it odd that Ikea, like most other chains, offers lines of credits to its customers. We wondered if this was their standard business practice around the globe, or just in the States. And then The Ash just burst out with "Vee take zose Amewicans for as mach money as vee con, ja?" Because that's how all the people at Ikea talk. All of zem. As you can see.

That wife of mine. She cracks me up, ja.


Whit said...

At one point it seemed like every piece of furniture we owned was from Ikea.

I'm sorry, but I'm a sucker for the Pottery Barns and Crate and Barrels of the world. I like to go in there and find stuff I like, then go find a cheaper version at Target.

Anything to stay out of Dallas or Houston.

SciFi Dad said...

not sure if you've seen this before...