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24 Things You Understand If You Fucking Love Ikea

You go there to relax.

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1. For as long as you can remember, you've been in love with Ikea.

2. You find it an extremely soothing place.

It's full of soft furnishings – what could be more relaxing?
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It's full of soft furnishings – what could be more relaxing?

3. You don't understand people who think it's stressful.

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If you don't like Ikea, we probably won't get on.

4. To you it’s like going to a theme park for grown-ups.

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5. The best ride is the trolley in the warehouse.

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Obviously.

6. The second-best ride is the travelator, even though it's very slow.

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The trolley wheels stick to it like magic!!!

7. The third-best ride is the office chairs.

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"Wheeeeee!"

8. You felt a deep spiritual connection to the Ikea monkey.

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He loved it there too.

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9. You get a rush of excitement when you first walk into the bit with all the fake living rooms.

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10. You spend time in each room, pretending you live there.

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You imagine yourself as a glamorous executive with a city-centre flat and very large wine glasses.

11. Sometimes you try out the beds, and maybe even close your eyes for a moment.

It's honestly so relaxing there.
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It's honestly so relaxing there.

12. You'll spend a long time contemplating a large, expensive item like a sofa which you have no intention/means of buying.

Going to Ikea is all about escapism, fantasy, and make-believe.
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Going to Ikea is all about escapism, fantasy, and make-believe.

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13. You love the strange names they choose for their products.

14. And you know quite a lot of them off by heart.

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15. You always make time to hang out in the cafe, looking at the beautiful view of the car park and industrial estate beyond.

Ikea does the best coffee and cake.
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Ikea does the best coffee and cake.

16. And of course you'll eat a plate of delicious meatballs.

They look a bit strange but taste so good.
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They look a bit strange but taste so good.

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17. Unless you're already full from hot dogs and ice cream.

They have veggie hot dogs too!
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They have veggie hot dogs too!

18. You get a whole new rush when you enter the markethall.

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You grab yourself a trolley, and you're off.

19. You're just very excited by crockery.

20. And rugs.

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21. Not to mention bedding. Bedding is like crack to you.

22. You have a preposterously large number of Ikea bags at home – testament to your many visits.

They come in very useful for moving house.
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They come in very useful for moving house.

23. Not forgetting your impressive collection of Ikea pencils.

24. But no matter how many times you go, you can always find an excuse to go again.

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