I heart Ikea. I really do. Even though I’m getting to a point in my life where I would like to buy furniture that does not require user assembly, an allen wrench (is it even a real tool?), or non-language specific pictogram instructions to put together, I can’t quite tear myself away from the place. Their simple solutions for every day storage problems are often quite ingenious, and where else can you buy a pair of extra long drapery panels for $9.99?
No, I have no problem with Ikea in general. I only write about them today because I am perplexed by the food offerings at their restaurant. Specifically, why is breakfast only $.99 when a slice of chocolate cake is $2.99? To put this in perspective, a soda, an ice cream cone or a cinnamon bun are $1 each. You could buy one of each of these items and the price would be equal to that of a single slice of chocolate cake. Which begs the question, what the hell is in this cake? Or, alternatively, what kind of eggs, bacon and potatoes are they serving that they are only charging $.99?
Just a little something to think about the next time you’re chowing down on a Saturday morning as you shop for your minimalist, Swedish do-it-yourself furniture. You may want to opt for a muffin instead.