We went to Ikea for dinner. We have gone insane.
Tonight we went to the new Ikea (in East Palo Alto) for dinner. We didn’t actually buy anything, which is a first for me and Ikea; we just spent 20 minutes looking for parking; fought our way through the crowds; ordered meatball dinners; spent another five minutes looking for a table; ate; let the kids play in the children’s furniture area for a while; and went home.
When did going to a furnishings store for dinner become a non-insane idea? I don’t think that even big city department stores in the early 1900s were dinner destinations.
It’s absurd, and yet I’m very pleased to have an Ikea so close by. Now we’re every bit as good as Emeryville! The great East Bay-Silicon Valley competition rages on….