Ikea hide and seek, AKA the best thing about the budget furniture warehouse unless you have a fetish for poorly constructed furniture, unpronouncable names and back problems, was just banned in stores.
The policy was introduced after over 32,000 people signed up on Facebook for a hide-and-seek game in Eindhoven, which is a city in the Netherlands and not, as I thought, the name of a bedside table.
Ikea's official fun police, Martina Smedberg, said "We need to make sure people are safe in our stores and that's hard to do if we don't even know where they are." Which is bullshit because I've gotten lost in Ikea at least 4 times and no one knew or cared. I could have used 32,000 people looking for me.
What made Ikea lose its joy and whimsy since they let a jacket-clad monkey roam the floor?