at least it’s half off

February 14, 2011

I’m pretty sure the Ikea near my home can be seen from space. Not that I’ve been to space. But I imagine it can be seen from there.

I don’t really go to Ikea.

In fact, I’ve been there once. “One and done, that’s what I always say. I said that once.”


Alert reader and official sister in law of suncrestdug, Jay, sent me the following picture from the INSIDE of a bathroom stall at the local Ikea.

idea meatballs

Let me be clear. You go into the bathroom at Ikea. You go into a bathroom STALL at Ikea. You turn around, maybe you’re sitting, maybe you’re still standing.

And you see a big poster with 15 large brown sauce-covered meatballs and a side of mashed potatoes.

At least it’s half off. Otherwise this might be really weird.


14 Responses to “at least it’s half off”

  1. Rachel W Says:

    this reminds me of the time that Daniel and I came to your house while we were dating. We played football in your front yard & later discovered there were deer turds “sprinkled” all over the lawn. mmmm, mini meatballs.

    • dug Says:

      wait, that is SO not related. i mean, sure, both stories have poop.

      also, show me a yard in utah that DOESN’T have deer poop in it. what, do you vacuum your yard?

      although, i’m going to call it even. but only because of your awesome “madonna” comment last week.

      • Rachel W Says:

        They are totally related because they both involve tiny brown balls & who knows, at a price like that, IKEA might be selling deer turds for dinner.

  2. Cor Says:

    Same meal is only 1.99 here in CAN. And I think our stalls are bigger. 😉

  3. KanyonKris Says:

    Is the meatball picture before or after? Don’t call me gross, I’m not the one who puts a picture of food on bathroom stall.

    Is IKEA hoping to create an infinite loop? Eat meatballs, need to go, see tempting photo of meatballs, go eat more, repeat.

  4. Eric Says:

    They actually give an extra 20% off to whomever can most closely replicate the meatballs.

  5. bikemike Says:

    hey, i saw “the 15 large brown sauced-covered meatballs” when they opened for the “insane clown posse” back in ’02. good times. “side of mashed potatoes” was a no show.

  6. Adventure Nell Says:

    Seems fitting for the toilet theme 🙂

  7. linfin Says:

    Is Ikea trying to be like a Vegas casino? They try to get you in with the promise of low-priced, crappy (you should pardon the expression) food, and then maybe you’ll stay longer and buy more. I mean, who can resist a Meatball Night.

  8. Steve the BigRide Says:

    If I didn’t enlarge the picture I would have sworn it said meatballs with dingleberries.

  9. Kt Says:

    Ha, the Ikea in Portland has the same meal for $3.99. No sales tax, either.

    That said: the bathroom stall is definitely not the appropriate place for that kind of advertisement.

    ‘Cuz, as you’ve pointed out: ew.

  10. Rob Says:

    Wait…that’s only $2.99 on Tuesdays?

  11. roan Says:

    Sitting or standing…I’d say you were sittin and had plenty of time to think about this ad.
    As far as deer poop in your yard…brings back memories to about 10 years ago when white deer started appearing around Christmas. The boys & I would gather up bags of the lawn nuggets and deposit a pile behind the hollow ones. Some of them even nodded approval and a blink of an eye.
    Leap ahead…”one man’s trash is another man treasure” besides it was in a bubble.

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