IKEA busy making eco car or dumb joke

IKEA busy making eco car or dumb joke

Me and kit-set furniture go together like an animal rights activist and a set of spurs — not a good fit. I’m not sure why it brings out my dark side, it may be the one-page instructions that look like they were drawn by a stoned baboon with a crayon, or that there are always more or less screws/bolts/nuts than you need. But most likely it’s that moment when you realise you’ve left off a pivotal piece and must return to ‘Step 1’ to right the situation. That’s why I always keep a hammer handy. Although seldom needed for kit-set construction the hammer still serves a useful purpose, because an instant way to cure anger issues is by replacing them with remorse. Many girly psychology students will disagree but allow me to demonstrate with a simple 6-Step instruction guide:

Step 1: Get angry, like proper angry. Think of rednecks clubbing fur seals, or underarm bowling.

Step 2: Pick up 20oz hammer (not supplied).

Step 3: Swing hammer in direction of kit set furniture as hard as you can.

Step 4: Miss kit set furniture completely and break your mum’s Princess Diana commerative display plate / flatmate’s Playstation3 / dog’s back leg.

Step 5: Feel instantly remorseful, finish making kit set furniture meekly while thinking about how you’re going to explain the breakage to your mum / flatmate / vet.

Step 6: Kit set furniture complete!

But seriously¦ well maybe seriously, the worlds of cars and flat-pack furniture could come smashing together next week. Cheap coffee table juggernaut IKEA might be busy developing a new environmentally friendly car called the LEKO. The source of the news is a fairly official-looking website from France, which is odd considering that IKEA is based in Sweden. The supposed unveiling of the LEKO is scheduled for… wait for it… April 1st.

Automotive newsboys (like myself) around the world are unsure if this is in fact massive breaking news or just an elaborate hoax and on April Fool’s day there won’t really be some ugly city car to make fun of.  I’m thinking it’s some lame European joke, but I must admit the idea of a weird flat-pack eco car that requires home assembly has me and my hammer ready to go.

leko ikea

Me and kit-set furniture go together like an animal rights activist and a set of spurs — not a good fit. I’m not sure why it brings out my dark side, it may be the one-page instructions that look like they were drawn by a stoned baboon with a crayon, or that there are always more or less screws/bolts/nuts than you need. But most likely it’s that moment when you realise you’ve left off a pivotal piece and must return to ‘Step 1’ to right the situation. That’s why I always keep a hammer handy. Although seldom needed for kit-set construction the hammer still serves a useful purpose, because an instant way to cure anger issues is by replacing them with remorse. Many girly psychology students will disagree but allow me to demonstrate with a simple 6-Step instruction guide:

Step 1: Get angry, like proper angry. Think of rednecks clubbing fur seals, or underarm bowling.

Step 2: Pick up 20oz hammer (not supplied).

Step 3: Swing hammer in direction of kit set furniture as hard as you can.

Step 4: Miss kit set furniture completely and break your mum’s Princess Diana commerative display plate / flatmate’s Playstation3 / dog’s back leg.

Step 5: Feel instantly remorseful, finish making kit set furniture meekly while thinking about how you’re going to explain the breakage to your mum / flatmate / vet.

Step 6: Kit set furniture complete!

But seriously¦ well maybe seriously, the worlds of cars and flat-pack furniture could come smashing together next week. Cheap coffee table juggernaut IKEA might be busy developing a new environmentally friendly car called the LEKO. The source of the news is a fairly official-looking website from France, which is odd considering that IKEA is based in Sweden. The supposed unveiling of the LEKO is scheduled for… wait for it… April 1st.

Automotive newsboys (like myself) around the world are unsure if this is in fact massive breaking news or just an elaborate hoax and on April Fool’s day there won’t really be some ugly city car to make fun of.  I’m thinking it’s some lame European joke, but I must admit the idea of a weird flat-pack eco car that requires home assembly has me and my hammer ready to go.

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