Wednesday, August 15, 2007

IKEA's Free Air-con

This is one of the most discussed news in Shanghai in this hot summer time.

As the temperature hits record high on a daily basis (highest so far was 39 degree Celsius!) people are finding ways to cool down without spending too much. After McDonald's, IKEA's Shanghai branch has become the most popular place for some to enjoy the free air-con whilst taking a nap on the display couches there.


Some are considerate enough to take off their shoes so as not to dirty the sofas, but the smelly feet can be quite scary, too. According to the source, some enter IKEA as soon as the store opens at 10 a.m. and leave when it closes for the day. It has become a major headache for the store managers. Apparently it is much the same in the bedding area.

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