Death By Ikea

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  1. Lee Beck says:

    Very, very funny Danny. As usual. I’m convinced that the universe is made up of left-brain, right-brain people. Those of us who choose technical careers generally can’t understand why it’s so difficult to insert tab A into slot B. You communication genius’ sometimes can’t understand why some of us can’t teach effectively or lead a small group. I think Scripture defines these differences as spiritual gifts. It takes both types to make a well-functioning body. You use your gifts very effectively. Sorry that you’ve also been *blessed* with the gift of frustration.

  2. Well timed Danny. I spent six hours on Sunday assembling a dresser. I chose that path because the Ikea solution was 50$ less than the other. The crazy thing is that I constantly felt like completion was only a half- hour away. Near the end I felt like a lone survivor from a civil war battle limping 50 miles home. You captured that feeling so well.

  3. Jessica Thom Thom says:

    HILARIOUS!!!!! Don’t really know how else to describe this blog post.

  4. Mike Waddey says:

    Made me giggle out loud. “Stepping over the carcasses of shoppers who had gone before and failed” Can’t wait to see you guys Saturday.

  5. Zack says:

    Amen sir! We just bought a bunk bed from ikea a couple of weeks ago.

    It was smooth sailing until the last step, where I had to drill 3 holes to make everything work.

    The instructions said that all I would need is the included alan wrench and screw driver.

    It should also have included a drill, a cold beer, and a movie to watch in the background… OK 2 movies.

  6. Shelby says:

    We are missionaries in Russia. We bought all of our furniture during the one day we passed through Moscow (with all three children along). We waited several weeks to get it shipped out to us in Siberia. We were so excited to put all of our furniture together and to stop sleeping on the floor! It took us FOREVER! But, it was worth it. I laughed the whole way through your blog. SO FUNNY! Thanks for the laugh.

  7. Connie says:

    So funny. My husband shared with me and I shared it with a friend. So true, and so funny. Yet, I can’t wait to go back!

  8. Narah says:

    I haven’t laughed that hard in a LONG time. Tears. That was awesome.

  9. Lorraine says:

    My husband and I , who have both put together a number of Ikea pieces of furniture, just were extremely entertained by this blog. The last was a set of office drawers which we realized in the final assembling that we had put the screws in the first drawer backwards. We decided to live with it. I am sure that we will get sucked into assembling furniture from there yet again. Really enjooying your blog.

  10. Leigh says:

    I’ve never actually set foot in IKEA, but did purchase baby furniture for my new grandson and sent my two adult sons to procure the items for me. They returned, hours later, frustrated and angry and saying many colorful things about the experience! Your blog post made me laugh out loud! I shall be sharing it with them as they will most certainly understand your pain!

  11. Shawna says:

    My husband no longer accompanies me to Ikea if he can avoid it and he prefers not to help with the assembly. “You buy it, you build it” prevails! Very funny post, I have experienced those same feelings of frustration at times! I keep going back as that darn Ikea catalog and the showroom make everything look so organized and clever!!

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