So in preparation for our baby showers, we went to Ikea to get a wall shelf for our kitchen because we don’t have much cabinet storage space. Aside from their prolific use of cheap and recycled wood, I generally love Ikea for their ease of shopping, installation, and low prices. However, what I think is most appealing about Ikea and purchasing new furniture is the sense of newness and change the comes with adding something to one’s personal space or dwelling, which in turn not only adds to one’s assets and personal collection of possessions, but it changes and adds to one’s own identity. Our home is a reflection of who we are and what we value, and so when we change and update our home, we’re changing who we are and how we want others to perceive us.
So what do these two metal wall shelves change or say about ourselves? It says that we’re open to busting up our walls and drilling holes in them to make room for metal rods….I dunno, lol, who cares?! It helps make our lives easier.
The title of this post refers to this jerk of a worker at the Hicksville Ikea who told me to step behind the cash register line before he pushed an alarm button to embarrass me. Why so serious?