Hyderabad: They say there is nothing that a pinch of humour can’t make better. And when it comes to that, nobody can beat Indians, for we dig our way out of any difficult situation by making a joke out of it.
And that’s exactly what happened on Thursday evening, when the insane rush towards the newly-opened IKEA store, plus a rain that thundered down the city, created a massive traffic jam on the Hitec City road.
— ANI (@ANI) August 10, 2018
While a lot of citizens, especially the IT commuters took to internet to protest, many people lent a pinch of sarcasm and humour to it, to lighten up the situation.
@IKEA, Welcome to India
IKEA end of day statistics:
6 hours of average parking and wait time.
20,000 biryanis sold.
Actual furniture sale of 5000 Rupees.
Customer feedback : Paradise ka biryani better hai baap!
— Manchibaba ( जनेऊ धारी ) 🚩 (@manchibaba) August 11, 2018
— ⚡ (@Ayeabhishek) August 11, 2018
— Sriram Sullia (@Sriramsullia) August 10, 2018
— Flying Sam (@Naa_Cheese) August 9, 2018
Why is Hyderabad behaving like Ikea is in town only for the weekend? 🤔
— Daniel Fernandes (@absolutelydanny) August 10, 2018
While many compared the mad rush at the store to that of a temple…
— Aswin Kumar (@aswinkumar88) August 9, 2018
— Priya Gupta (@priyagupta999) August 10, 2018
#Ikea Suprabhatham Entry tickets…. Per person 1500rs…they will open the gates from 5am to 6am.
Coffee will be served in Queue along with Water bottle.
— Sai Rajesh (@sairazesh) August 10, 2018
— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) August 10, 2018
Others took a dig at IKEA’s ‘bizarre’ system of assembling the furniture at homes!
Ikea launches in India.
We may be the first country to buy stuff from Ikea and get it assembled at home by a carpenter.
— Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) August 10, 2018
— Ravi Mantha (@rmantha2) August 11, 2018
If you don’t follow the IKEA manual will you be arrested for unlawful assembly?
— Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) August 10, 2018
If a group of Kaanwariyas enter an IKEA showroom, they will be confused as everything is already broken and dismantled 😞
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) August 9, 2018
And obviously Home Town did not spare much time in shading IKEA for this ‘loophole’!
— Mihir Desai (@madesai17) August 11, 2018
that was a tough welcome to #IKEA by Home Town
— Ravi Tiwari (@_ravitiwari_) August 9, 2018
So, welcome to India IKEA!
(With inputs from Keerthana B)