I’ve said a few times on these pages during the lockdown that it was really crazy just how desperate people were to have their favourite fast food restaurants back once they re-opened, but I don’t think I ever imagined that you would see the same sort of scenes when IKEA was once again opened to the public.
Turns out I’m completely wrong about that though after all 22 of their UK stores re-opened today and were promptly met with people queuing up to get into them before the 830 opening time. A bunch of pictures have emerged on the internet and 49 year old Mary Byfield has talked about her experience of getting into her superstore in Wednesbury as well:
A couple of people had been here since 5.30am. It’s madness, really, but everything has been orderly so far. The traffic around the area is a nightmare, though.
It’s going to be interesting to see how they are going to keep people safely apart as there’s going to be thousands going through the doors by the end of the day.
We’ve been redecorating during lockdown, but we’re just missing some finishing touches. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.
Everything seems to have gone up in price online and you can’t beat Ikea for a good bargain.
Geez it really is sad when you hear people saying stuff like they’ve been waiting for this day a long time and they’re referring to IKEA re-opening again, isn’t it? I guess that’s just what life is like now though. If you’re thinking about heading up to IKEA today then maybe you wanna leave it a couple of days until the queues die down. Just saying.
For more of the same, check out this woman who filmed herself masturbating in IKEA. Yeowch.