Our trip to IKEA last weekend deserves a separate post, but ….next time.
The only thing we needed to do there is to return an item – our plan was to return that item and leave, but IKEA is about an hour away, so we decided since we were already there, why not browse the store? We both knew we did not need anything and yet we just had to dive in.
Two hours later and $150.00 poorer we were finally done and ready to come home. I say it’s very reasonable to blow that much money in two hours, especially when you came there not to shop, but quite the opposite, to return an item and get your money back.
Anyway, like I said before, this post is not about our trip, but rather it’s about how grateful I am to have my engineering degree and to be able to use it while putting a lamp together that was purchased in IKEA!
I don’t want to sound like a spoiled American, but I was sure when you buy a lamp it’s pretty much assembled for you already with the exception of a light bulb – sure, I can do that! Boy, was I wrong. Apparently when you buy a lamp from IKEA everything in that lamp needs assembly – but not to fear – I am a civil engineer – it should be easy as A,B,C. Never mind that I got my degree 25 years ago and since then have never used it once, but in the bright side it gave me hours and hours of endless entertainment . My Saturday evening was complete!
Here is the progress:
I will skip first few steps and will jump right into
Step #3: The lamp is ready to swallow me!
Step #4: One hour later the lamp is giving me the upside down finger!
Step #5, my final step – It looks beautiful , who cares that it’s crooked.
…. and then I had to include another member of my family, who has no engineering degree, in fact he has no degree yet, and he came up with this: