I built a chair yesterday, it was long overdue
Well, I was left with no choice, who else would do it for me?
Thanks to Ikea
The estimated arrival time was 13th Aug
It was under-promised, over-delivered; a new way to delight customers
I was expecting a fully assembled chair
But I received a neat rectangular cardboard box with a jig-saw puzzle in it
I opened the box and first picked the manual
And I fell in love
The didactics were so impressive, they tickled the mechanical engineer in me
Allen Keys and Allen screws and an Allen drill bit
Ok, I will spare you the details
I sat down on the floor and started to assemble
Once in a while, there was a thought, what if Ikea failed to include a screw
Wouldn’t that be a pain?
But Ikea did not let me down
It took me an hour to assemble the whole chair
It was very satisfying
I am writing this on the very chair that I assembled
Ikea sells “experience” and not furniture
And it inspired me to write this
When was the last time a product inspired you to write about it?
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