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the ‘Fun’ IKEA Store Sleepover After Snowstorm Traps 31 People

  • A large snowstorm in Denmark trapped round 30 individuals in an IKEA retailer in a single day.
  • Employees and prospects spent the night time sleeping in beds in the showroom.
  • (*31*) supervisor Peter Elmose informed Insider it was a “enjoyable” night and a “as soon as in a lifetime” expertise.

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A snowstorm left about 25 IKEA employees and 6 prospects stranded in a single day at an Ikea retailer in Aalborg, Denmark.

After 12 inches of snow quickly fell, these trapped inside the retailer had an impromptu sleepover on Wednesday night time.

“It was a as soon as in a lifetime expertise,” IKEA’s retailer supervisor Peter Elmose informed Insider. “I’ve been working in IKEA, and I’ve by no means skilled this earlier than.” 

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Elmose mentioned the group spent the night watching TV, enjoying card video games, and consuming meals in the employees cafeteria, earlier than retiring to mattress in the showroom shows.

He mentioned they introduced in sofas from the lounge part and watched Christmas films and a Liverpool-Everton soccer match utilizing a giant projector.

“We had some scorching cinnamon buns, scorching chocolate, and occasional. There was even some beer,” mentioned Elmose.

Trapped by a snowstorm, customers and IKEA staff hang out in the staff cafeteria.

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Trapped by a snowstorm, prospects and IKEA employees hand around in the employees cafeteria.

Courtesy of Peter Elmose

Trapped by a snowstorm, customers and IKEA staff hang out in the staff cafeteria.

Trapped by a snowstorm, prospects and IKEA employees hand around in the employees cafeteria.

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Courtesy of Peter Elmose

Elmose mentioned that in the night, three ladies who labored at a retailer in the neighborhood got here and requested to shelter with them. 

“They heard on the information that we have been on this IKEA, and they also walked 700 meters in the snowstorm and knocked on our door,” he mentioned.

“Everybody was really calm, and we have been capable of make it good and comfortable,” Elmose mentioned. “Our values are to care for one another and so we had a pleasant time and loved the night.”

Around 11pm members of the group selected the place they wished to sleep, having their choose of IKEA’s huge showroom of beds and sofas.

“Everybody discovered a pleasant and comfy mattress and will check and check out our vary,” he mentioned.

Peter Elmose (L) looks on as customers and employees choose beds to sleep in the IKEA showroom.

Peter Elmose (L) seems on as prospects and staff select beds to sleep in the IKEA showroom.

Courtesy of Peter Elmose

Elmose woke them up for espresso and extra cinnamon buns in the morning and gifted every buyer with a free pillow as a memento for the “memorable expertise.”

“In the morning, after all, we modified the mattress linen and bedspreads, and it was prepared for patrons at 10 o’clock,” he mentioned.

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