The L.A. Times had an article about a new phenomenon between Beijing residents and their local IKEA. It turns out a lot of the “customers” were not there to necessarily buy the furniture. Some stopped by to take naps on the display beds and couches while others just wanted to take pictures of themselves in the showrooms as if it were part of their home. People even planned day trips to IKEA as if it was Disneyland (but instead of Mickey and Goofy they got a bunch of sleepy Chinese people). The thing that struck me when reading the article was it didn’t really surprise me at all. Though I have to admit, there was a time in my life where I would go to IKEA just for the food. Can’t have enough of ‘em meat-a-balls!
Chinky or Not Chinky: The Swedish Meatballs Edition
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