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    IKEA objects to hide-n-seek parties in its stores

    Ikea puts a stop to hide-and-seek games in Netherlands stores

    More than 32,000 had signed up for the games at the Amsterdam and Utrecht branches but the Swedish retail giant says they are a safety threat.
    Ikea has a message for people wanting to converge on its stores for giant games of hide-and-seek: go and play someplace else.

    The phenomenon has taken off online in the Netherlands, where a whopping 19,000 people signed up to a Facebook group promoting a game at Ikea’s Amsterdam branch next month. Another 13,000 signed up for a game in the Ikea store in the city of Utrecht.

    But the Swedish retail giant has bad news for folks wanting to hide among its room-like furniture displays: the numbers signing up are getting out of hand and the events have been blocked.

    “We have contacted these pages on social media and humbly asked them to have their hide-and-seek games somewhere else,” Ikea spokeswoman Martina Smedberg in Sweden said Tuesday.

    Ikea doesn’t want to be a spoilsport, but safety comes first.

    Ikea puts a stop to hide-and-seek games in Netherlands stores | Business | The Guardian

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    ^ Reality of the World, first time some idiot hurt himself running around in the dark they would be sued. The legal profession really stinks.

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    Shopping at IKEA basically sucks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    some idiot hurt himself running around in the dark
    Why would it be dark?
    Their maze-like store layout lends itself to this kind of nonsense.

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    These games are only half as fun as IKEAs own hide-the-screw or guess-the-missing-instructions pranks, yes.

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    ^ I like cheap furniture, you get tired of it you can just throw it away. You're right though, and I think some of the Chinese workers throw in a few extra screws and parts just to f*ck with whoever tries to assemble it. Half the times I had stuff left over when it appeared complete.

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    ^True, those extra screws are enough to drive anyone nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    Ikea puts a stop to hide-and-seek games in Netherlands stores

    Ikea puts a stop to hide-and-seek games in Netherlands stores | Business | The Guardian
    They were afraid it might turn into a gay pride event...Come out, come out - wherever you are...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    Reality of the World, first time some idiot hurt himself running around in the dark they would be sued. The legal profession really stinks.
    The legal profession is at fault???

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    ^ Reality of the World, first time some idiot hurt himself running around in the dark they would be sued. The legal profession really stinks.
    Nonsense - this is Ikea in the Netherlands, you can't sue for things like that overthere.

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