Ikea now has Manland for your man while you shop

P'Gell P'Gell
Does your man whine and cry and cuss until you leave, when you are busy shopping at Ikea?

A flagship idea in AUS has daycare for your man while you shop. He gets to play foosball, video games, other man stuff and eat free hot dogs. (I want to know where the beer is.)

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The only problem? You get a beeper and have to pick him up in 30 minutes which we all know is never long enough to shop at all three stories of Ikea. Maybe you can dress him in an other outfit and get an other half hour for him. Then he can pay for your purchases and load the stuff into your car.

What a great deal. If they had beer, I'd want this for our Ikea.
09/19/2011
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AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Does your man whine and cry and cuss until you leave, when you are busy shopping at Ikea?

A flagship idea in AUS has daycare for your man while you shop. He gets to play foosball, video games, other man stuff and eat free hot dogs. (I want to ... More
OMG!!! That is soooo funny! hahahahaha!
09/19/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Does your man whine and cry and cuss until you leave, when you are busy shopping at Ikea?

A flagship idea in AUS has daycare for your man while you shop. He gets to play foosball, video games, other man stuff and eat free hot dogs. (I want to ... More
If they had beer, I'd be hanging out there.
09/19/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
HA! This is awesome. My other half HATES Ikea and either rushes me through it or he takes off to the book store next door. Even at that, he comes back from the book store and huffs and puffs cause we arent done yet.

We need this up here.
09/19/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
My husband would be all over the free hot dogs, although he's never had a problem wandering through Ikea with me lol.
09/19/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
My boyfriend LOOOVES ikea. He likes that it has so much stuff, and cheap so I dont buy a billion things that cost 80 dollars each. And I usually buy him a ice cream cone or something as we leave. So thats a plus.
09/19/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
i'm not sure how I feel about this. It reenforces the stereotype that only women like shopping, and men have to be dragged around; it also kind of treats men like kids and their wives like moms because they have to be monitored with a beeper and they have to be 'picked up' in a sense. so yeah, I was kind of hoping something a little bit better from IKEA.
09/19/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Oh that is hysterical!!!
09/19/2011
GravyCakes GravyCakes
if that was really that much of a problem w/ my SO, then i would just leave his ass at home.
09/19/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I live about 20 mins from Ikea Canton. I LOVE that place!
09/19/2011
Rossie Rossie
.....a beeper.....that's hilarious!

I don't think I can leave my husband there though, cuz he's the shopaholic, not me!
09/19/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Spice
i'm not sure how I feel about this. It reenforces the stereotype that only women like shopping, and men have to be dragged around; it also kind of treats men like kids and their wives like moms because they have to be monitored with a beeper and ... More
I agree with you on that one, it's sexist if you ask me...

On the other hand, if I lived in the area I'd probably put on the guy clothes, grab a female friend, and have her shop around while I enjoyed free games and food...
09/19/2011
Sammi Sammi
I need to find an Ikea and see what it is, exactly DSW does something similar, but they only have a big screen tv and couches....
09/19/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
Now that is funny. I wouldn't even get down one isle in 30 minutes. Who are they kidding? My husband would not be finished playing pinball and eating his hotdogs that quickly either!
09/19/2011
RonLee RonLee
Quote:
Originally posted by mandiegk
If they had beer, I'd be hanging out there.
The IKEA near me DOES have bottled beer at their restaurant and a couple of couches to sit on while waiting the SO.
09/19/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
Quote:
Originally posted by RonLee
The IKEA near me DOES have bottled beer at their restaurant and a couple of couches to sit on while waiting the SO.
Now that is my husband's kinda store! We don't even have an IKEA within 500 miles of us.
09/19/2011
ThoughtsAblaze ThoughtsAblaze
I laugh at the idea, but agree with others that it does enforce the "only women shop" stereotype. Oh well... I still love my IKEA and wish it weren't 1.5 hours away!
09/19/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
The way some of us are talking about this, you'd think we were talking about dropping a little kid off instead of a grown man.
09/19/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
Quote:
Originally posted by RonLee
The IKEA near me DOES have bottled beer at their restaurant and a couple of couches to sit on while waiting the SO.
I'm jealous. Not that I can actually drink when I go to Ikea, I have drive 60 miles to the closest one.
09/19/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
Um.. I was just at IKEA and noticed no such thing.. I guess it doesn't matter, though, since it was my husband's idea to go and he is always very "involved" in our shopping trips.
09/20/2011
Illumin8 Illumin8
Hahaha this is awesome!
09/20/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
LMAO
But I think at least an hr beeper would be better!
09/20/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. Spice
i'm not sure how I feel about this. It reenforces the stereotype that only women like shopping, and men have to be dragged around; it also kind of treats men like kids and their wives like moms because they have to be monitored with a beeper and ... More
You know, I thought this was funny as hell until I read your post.

You make an excellent point, and I concur.

I wonder if it is doing wonders for them marketing wise, though. Seems like marketing requires stooping to all sorts of lows---at least from what I am learning in some of my classes.
09/20/2011
hjtee hjtee
My husband and I have only been to IKEA once. We spent about 10 minutes looking around, and then another 30 trying to find the exit.
I would never drop him off at a 'manland'. I know I would never find him again, let alone the exit.
09/20/2011
Kkay Kkay
LOL. I'd totally drop my partner off there, but he's as into shopping for around the house as I am. It's grocery shopping that I can't peel him away from his desk for.

I've tried explaining to him that obtaining food is what means that he continues eating, but it never seems to sink in.
09/20/2011
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