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Shanty-town dresser

Shanty-town dresser

Mon, 10/20/2008 - 23:12 by Ananth in response to rest in pieces
Yuko's old dresser was a good, solid piece of IKEA furniture, one of the more expensive ones. The problem was in the old drawer rail system IKEA used (they've since discontinued it) and The House that Yuko lived in while she was in Rochester. Spacklehouse is a story for another time, but in any event the place was a great deal for the rent the landlord charged, even though it was falling apart at the seams.
 
Unfortunately everything sagged, including the staircase steps and Yuko's bedroom floor. If you walked too close to the dresser, the floor bowed and all the drawers slid open. It didn't occur to us then, but every time this happened it was warping the shape of the drawers and rails. When we finally got it onto a level floor in her new apartment, it refused to open. You had to coax the drawers out, and that worked for a while ... until one day the whole damn thing imploded. 
 
Yuko has a nice dresser now, also from IKEA, and so we have possibly the most boring happy ending to the most boring story possible. Go about your lives. 

Comments

Man that first panel...

Comment by George Rohac (not verified) Mon, 10/20/2008 - 23:24

Sooo without the speech bubbles that first panel looks rather ominous for poor Yuko. It does not look like you have honest intentions there good sir.

true, true.

Comment by Aido Mon, 10/20/2008 - 23:50

 It is likely because Ananth does not have honest intentions for any person.

 

I mean, just look at him.

Tut tut.. of course the

Comment by Uncle Si (not verified) Tue, 10/21/2008 - 03:14

Tut tut.. of course the moral of this story is to never by furniture from neutral countries. There just no fight in them (ba dum tish!)

The irony of this, for me,

Comment by Allison Thomas (not verified) Tue, 10/21/2008 - 05:43

The irony of this, for me, was that as I read this (laughingly) the drawer of the desk my elbow was perched on discombobulated itself away from the desk.

A moment of confused silence.

Then peals of laughter.

Heyy.. that looks like the

Comment by Barinthus (not verified) Tue, 10/21/2008 - 09:47

Heyy.. that looks like the hemnes dresser.. The one that I just bought.. I was just about to have a fit if my hemnes stuff was predetermined to implode. D:

 No worries! We actually

Comment by Ananth Tue, 10/21/2008 - 12:04

 No worries! We actually inspected the rails on all the new dressers ... Yuko got the new model of her old dresser, which is probably what you got. It works great!

Whew. Cause it's pretty

Comment by Barinthus (not verified) Tue, 10/21/2008 - 23:50

Whew. Cause it's pretty spiffy and it.. works. Even though the drawers have yellow/white stripes on the inside for some reason?

As a sidenote, I'd love to hear the story of spacklehouse. I'm curious. :o

 Oh goodness... yeah, we've

Comment by Aido Wed, 10/22/2008 - 22:46

 Oh goodness... yeah, we've been thinking about doing a bunch of comics about the place.  It was an interesting year.  XD

We should have bought a new

Comment by John Kelly (not verified) Tue, 10/21/2008 - 10:49

We should have bought a new floor for your bedroom from IKEA. I think they have floors under their FLORID line.

Yeah, Ikea's good...

Comment by Michael M. (not verified) Tue, 10/21/2008 - 12:38

...until you have to move the furniture from where it was initially assembled. We've had to replace two beds because we moved them from one apartment to another.

 Oh man, I was advised to

Comment by Ananth Tue, 10/21/2008 - 12:55

 Oh man, I was advised to never buy an IKEA bedframe ... I hear ya there. 

The bed frame we ended up

Comment by Michael M. (not verified) Tue, 10/21/2008 - 18:48

The bed frame we ended up getting is actually pretty awesome. Because it's STEEL.

Just like in Pokemon, Steel beats Wood.

Those games. They are part

Comment by Archwright (not verified) Fri, 11/21/2008 - 09:40

Those games. They are part of us now. There is no escape.

I'd like to take this

Comment by Marky Mark (not verified) Tue, 10/21/2008 - 13:30

I'd like to take this oppurtunity to point out the $20 dresser I bought from walmart 2 years ago is still working perfectly.

Also, I'm not sure I ever thanked you for the AG shirts you gave me this summer; so thanks.

 No worries man! :DD

Comment by Ananth Tue, 10/21/2008 - 18:18

 No worries man! :DD

Spacklehaus destroys everything.

Comment by Aido Tue, 10/21/2008 - 21:01

 But you didn't live in Spacklehaus. D:

More amusing names for houses

Comment by Archwright (not verified) Fri, 11/21/2008 - 09:37

The most amusing house that I've ran across was one that my father purchased. Everything, and I mean everything was fixed with caulk. White caulk, clear caulk, red caulk.

Obviously, we called it caulk house. Oh the puns...

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