Oct 192007

People skipped work and waited in line… FOR DAYS. Was it for something important like, say, life-saving medications? Nope. It was for the grand opening of a furniture store (specifically, an IKEA store in a suburb of Fort Lauderdale, Florida)!!!!!!

“Some people wait in line for a week or so to get an iPhone, and no one says they’re crazy. And they pay like $600 for that phone. I’m in line for something that’s free,” (Hollywood, Florida resident Keisha) Dallas said. “I’m not paying anything.”

Keisha, you wanna bet no one says people waiting in line for days for a cellphone (or a furniture store) are crazy?

Then there’s the guy who jeopardized his day job, just so he can spend a shower-free night waiting in a line for a furniture store open with dozens of equally shower-free people:

“I was supposed to be at work today, but unfortunately I suffered a stomach virus,” said one man, “Jacob,” who declined to give his last name for fear of employer retribution. He and two friends arrived at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Good thing your boss isn’t Donald Trump, Jacob.