Ikea to teenagers: stop hiding in closets until closing and then having illegal "sleepovers" in our stores


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/21/ikea-to-teenagers-stop-hiding.html


#2

Make the risky, rebellious behaviour even riskier.

Yep, sure. That’ll drive the teenagers away, because that’s how teenage brains work.


#3

Come on, get with the program. You are supposed to hide to stay overnight at the Met, not a store!


#4

Kicks keep get’n harder to find.


#5

They should offer a stipend + room and board to college students to live in the IKEA “sets” and just go about their business, well most of their business…


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#7

I definitely have seen this movie.

It has murderous robots yes?


#8

And with this announcement, and attached news story, a whole load of teenagers who had never heard of this until now all know about this newsworthy, officially disapproved-of trend.

Sleepover at Barbra Streisand’s place.


#9

I read this! It was a great premise but I found the execution underwhelming. Not bad, just could’ve been better.


#10

Surprised that they don’t have motion sensors that get set off at night.


#11

Glans water goblets

Now I know I have to read this book.


#12

Don’t you mean Target?


#13

Just noticed the similarity between Ikea and the Ghost Ship. Chills.


#14

Teens found with a set of allen keys will be charged with possession of weapons of mass destruction.


#15

Pretty much what i was thinking. When i worked retail all of the places i had worked had motion sensors, i don’t know why IKEA would not have a system like that in place.


#16

I had a good chuckle at it. As far as teen shenanigans go this is better than doing drugs, stealing stuff, jumping from highly dangerous places or breaking into somebody’s house on a dare.

I was the kind of teen that would totally do this but at a library or a museum instead.


#17

This is why junkyards have dogs.


#18

Does she have Ikea closets to hide in?


#19

I dunno, this sounds pretty reasonable all things considered:

A Swedish spokesman added: “Maybe needless to say that the fun in it is overrated. A long night of sitting still, only to then risk getting into trouble with the law.”

I think teens respond to threats of boredom pretty well. Stores this size are staffed at night, so it’s not like a From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler situation. Which, now that I think about it, probably got more kids arrested ten minutes after closing at the Met than Ikea has ever had “sleep over.”


#20

And they’ll sit around flipping water bottles.