‘I haven’t been hoovered in weeks!’ ‘These dishes won’t do themselves!’ ‘What’s this red stuff on my new rug?!’
Ahh, the passive-aggressive ‘clean-me’ note, bane of many a flat share and family home. But it’s time to heave a huge sigh of relief, as those Swedish spreaders of homely love, IKEA, have come up with a solution to soften the blow of sending a house-related order.
No longer satisfied with filling the globe with their ubiquitous and oddly-named domestic designs, IKEA are moving in on our digital lives too. With a similarly expansive collection of 100 emoticons for smartphones everywhere.
The idea is that by inserting an IKEA symbol into your testy text, it will take the edge off your implied temper tantrum. For example, ‘Pete, please wipe up your pizza smears from my new LACK table.’ ‘Mum, I think Bertie’s made a mess on the KLIPPAN sofa.’ And, ‘Bridget, if you don’t put my collection of Channing Tatum DVDs back in the BILLY bookcase by tonight I will publish that photo of you and Tiny Tim.’
See? So much more conducive to domestic harmony. Smiley face.[embed width=”701″ height=”329″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX02Ecfhndk[/embed]