Ikea Support Group
posted March 18, 2012 12:19 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun April 1 at 3:00 PM, Ikea - emeryville
4400 Shellmound St, Emeryville, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
You need something from Ikea, but you're dreading the insane crowds and feeling pinned in the Ikea preset track. So why not make your list and join a bunch of Mefites for a cheap Swedish lunch. We can deal with our social anxiety with a group of social anxiety experts, and get our pre-fab fix together.
No, seriously. It could be fun.
posted by politikitty to Meetup (15 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

For inspiration. Ikea Heights
posted by special-k at 12:36 PM on March 18, 2012

Everyone needs someone to bicker over furniture with. Does IKEA serve liquor?
posted by benzenedream at 12:08 AM on March 19, 2012

Does IKEA serve liquor?

No, but we can buy lingonberry jam and make prison hootch in the DOMSJĂ–.
posted by zippy at 12:18 AM on March 19, 2012 [3 favorites]

I don't happen to need anything from Ikea, but I love the concept of an Ikea support group. That entire mall complex in Emeryville unnerves me (consumerism + crowds = unhappy me.)
posted by needs more cowbell at 2:39 AM on March 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

The only times I've been okay going to Ikea is right when they're open, and we zip through the "wrong" way if possible. gingerbeer might be up for this, though I don't think we need anything there.
posted by rtha at 6:13 AM on March 19, 2012

Oh man my parents are going to be in town please tell me the choice of date is itself an April Fool's joke.
posted by madcaptenor at 7:59 AM on March 19, 2012

lol. no.

I will seriously assemble your ikea stuff for free though. Man I love building that crap.
posted by MillMan at 9:58 AM on March 19, 2012

The date is not in fact a joke. It's the tail end of a car rental, so it's on my calendar to pick up some last PAX components I've been putting off purchasing.
posted by politikitty at 12:20 PM on March 19, 2012

Dang it, the day is already spoken for. And there's such an array of Pax and Grundtal goodies on my list. Possibly also a small kitchen set. Please say the support group will be meeting regularly.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 12:40 PM on March 19, 2012

Oh, sadface; I would so love to join y'all, but will be away. Eat a Swedish meatball for me.
posted by Lettuce_Leaves at 3:55 PM on March 19, 2012

MillMan, I will fight you for Ikea assembly rights. Or we could race. I, too, love building Ikea stuff.

In other news, I will either be going to the Alameda Flea or on a motorcycle ride that day, depending on mood and finances. No Ikea for me.
posted by mollymayhem at 2:50 AM on March 21, 2012

needs more cowbell: That entire mall complex in Emeryville unnerves me...

I totally agree! We went there after brunch last weekend, & something there triggered my "must not let the group get separated" instincts, despite the fact that the youngest person there was in his late twenties and we all have cell phones.

I took pictures of the floor maps, which might help.
posted by Pronoiac at 7:44 PM on March 21, 2012 [2 favorites]

I took pictures of the floor maps, which might help.

You have my number, right? If you're ever lost, just drop a trail of meatball crumbs and hide in the linen section and I will come hope you.
posted by special-k at 10:27 PM on March 21, 2012 [2 favorites]

Sorry, guys! I spent my entire morning in the past, and now I'm too tired to go to Ikea.
posted by aubilenon at 5:49 PM on April 1, 2012

Seriously, I've been awake since 1986 today.
posted by aubilenon at 5:53 PM on April 1, 2012

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