September 27, 2001
You decided to bring every piece of clothing you own with you to college to be prepared for every occasion, and most of them have made the floor in your room a distant memory. You decide that perhaps a shelf unit with drawers would be helpful. You can't live another minute without a new desk chair because the one that came with your room is giving you chronic back pain. You delight in the fact that you have a microwave without realizing that you might actually need plates on which to microwave the macaroni and cheese for which you were that you just overcharged. You're looking for a one-stop shopping haven, equipped with all you need and more. You have the typical college student bank account that might be positive depending on the last check from work over the summer. Where can you go? The answer, of course, is Ikea, the "Old Navy" of furniture. One stop at the store is an explanation in itself.