Saturday, January 29, 2005

Love and Ikea

Ok, so we all know that I love Ikea. It's a great place - you can buy inexpensive furnature for every room in your home, get little gadgets and dishes and picture frames and toys and bedding, and even eat a meal quite inexpensively. The carts are addictively fun to ride on in the warehouse and, if nothing else, people-watching is very entertaining as well. (it's funny to see what people are shopping for at a store like that!)

...but that's not what this post is about. It's really more about love. Not my love for Ikea. Not about my love for anyone else. It's really about other people's love and their collective love of Ikea... or at least their love of the unusual. On Friday, February 11th, at 9:30 in the morning, Ikea Paramus is hosting a wedding. Supposedly 10 complete strangers will publically confess their love for one another by getting married at Ikea. (does that mean that they are strangers to us, yet couples, or will everyone be strangers and agree to marry someone unknown to them???) Chuck Woolery will be there. The Honerable James J. Tedesco, III will be there to officiate. There will be a reception in the Cafe. The first 50 adults to arrive at the store in the morning wearing bridesmaid dresses will each receive a $100 Ikea gift card. (Note that it says "adults", not just women, and that the invitation requests you arrive no earlier than 5am.)

I wish I could go. Too bad I have a concert that afternoon at work... otherwise I would want to take off work to see this fiasco... or is it that I'm a sucker for a happy ending?? ;)

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