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Postby Hud » Fri May 18, 2007 1:43 am

MCC, do you have "homeless" people in the UK? We're one of the richest countries with a very low unemployment rate and we have them on many freeway exits begging for $. It sickens me to see it and know there is help if they agree to stay off the drugs or alcohol.

Oh, by the way, I've only been in IKEA once. It was OK, but we don't shop there. Maybe it's a generational thing?
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Postby MCC » Fri May 18, 2007 9:08 am

Hud wrote:MCC, do you have "homeless" people in the UK? We're one of the richest countries with a very low unemployment rate and we have them on many freeway exits begging for $. It sickens me to see it and know there is help if they agree to stay off the drugs or alcohol.

Yes we do and it's not always down to alcohol and drugs.
See: "Why do people become homeless".

Hud wrote:Oh, by the way, I've only been in IKEA once. It was OK, but we don't shop there. Maybe it's a generational thing?

I've never been, I've only seen their catalogue and their products do not appeal to me. Maybe they're catering for a younger market.


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Postby ikea-spokesperson » Fri May 18, 2007 1:34 pm

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I've never been, I've only seen their catalogue and their products do not appeal to me. Maybe they're catering for a younger market.


We at IKEA offer a wide selection of home-furnishings and household products for all age ranges.
Why not try our incontinence pants in 3 three dynamic colours? (Moose orange, Volvo silver and Abba green)
Or perhaps we can tempt you with a plastic luminous-green Zimmer walker?

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Postby Hud » Fri May 18, 2007 2:14 pm

I think we fall to a "tweener" demographic; too old for boom boxes, tattooes and low ride pants, but not old enough for the pullups and walkers.
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Postby ikea-spokesperson » Fri May 18, 2007 2:26 pm

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Postby Hud » Fri May 18, 2007 5:56 pm

If you can conjure up your super powers to aid the poor downtrodden Phoenix Suns tonight, I promise to shop at IKEA more often.
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Postby ikea-spokesperson » Sat May 19, 2007 2:10 am

I've just been informed by Mr Bjorn Borg at Head office, Stockholme, that moose do not in fact live in Sweden. We have elk.
My apologies for misrepresenting Swedish wildlife.

Eric Goran Svenson

PS We also don't have fijords.
PPS Also Stockholm doesn't have an "e" at the end.
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Postby MCC » Sat May 19, 2007 9:05 am

It doesn't say much for the Swedish educational system:(

You may not have "fijords" but you definitely have "fiords" or "fjords".
Fjord/fiord.

You may call them Elk, but Elk and Moose are the same species.

IKEA - Facts and figures 2006 pdf file


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Postby ikea-spokesperson » Sat May 19, 2007 2:04 pm

There's nothing wrong with the Swedish education system.
I just did badly at school. Why do you think the I work for IKEA?


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Postby 999_Springs » Sat May 19, 2007 7:16 pm

ikea-spokesperson wrote:8. It's Swedish

20. It's Swedish

33. They're Swedish

Is that what Sweden is really like? I do not know. I have never been there.

Also, are there any 16x16 not-all-singles Su-Dokus wth the pattern:
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.I.. H.H. A.TT TEEE
.I.. H.HA .A.T .E..
.I.. H.HA .A.T .E..
.I.. HHHA AA.T .EEE

.I.. H.HA .A.T .E..
.I.. H.HA .A.T .E..
.I.. H.HA .A.T .EEE
.... .... .... ....

III. K..K .EEE ..A.
.I.. K.K. .E.. .A.A
.I.. KK.. .E.. .A.A
.I.. K... .EEE .AAA

.I.. KK.. .E.. .A.A
.I.. K.K. .E.. .A.A
.I.. K.K. .E.. .A.A
III. K..K .EEE .A.A

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Postby underquark » Sat May 19, 2007 10:16 pm

999_Springs"][quote="ikea-spokesperson wrote:Also, are there any 16x16 not-all-singles Su-Dokus wth the pattern:
Yes, but there are 2 screws and one dowel the wrong length and 93 extra panel pins.
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Postby ikea-spokesperson » Sun May 20, 2007 12:28 am

Twelve unbelievable facts about Sweden

1. Sweden is called "The land of the midnight sun" because for six months the sun doesn't rise and for six months it doesn't set. So in fact there is only one day.
2. Lasagne was invented in Sweden.
3. The Cardigans (world famous Swedish popular music combo) got their name from a piece of Swedish clothing.
4. The Vikings came from Sweden.
5. There are no traffic lights.
6. Everyone has blond hair and a sauna apart from those people who don't.
7.Swedish women are famous for being uncannily accurate weather forcasters.
8. Swedish computers have an extra key to cope with the Swedish language.
9. Magnus Magnusson the famous Swedish host of TV's Mastermind, came from Norway.
10. Stockholm university runs a Bsc course in "Au-pairing".
11. Because of geography, when water goes down a Swedish plug hole, it doesn't rotate.
12. There are more elks than people.

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Postby tarek » Sun May 20, 2007 7:58 am

IKEA-spokesperson..... when was it the last time you've seen Sweden? or Scandanavia for that matter ??:D

Do you like Roxette (It's not just ABBA you know) ???

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Postby mikejapan » Sun May 20, 2007 8:39 am

ikea-spokesperson wrote:3. The Cardigans (world famous Swedish popular music combo) got their name from a piece of Swedish clothing.


I think the Cardigans have a lot more street cred than Roxette!!
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Postby underquark » Sun May 20, 2007 10:17 am

ikea-spokesperson wrote:3. The Cardigans (world famous Swedish popular music combo) got their name from a piece of Swedish clothing.
You'll be telling us next that beef Wellington is named after the famous Swedish boots and that Baclava is actually named after the Swedish head garment of similar name. Sounds like a load of köttbullar to me.
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