An IKEA showroom in northern Denmark became a large bedroom for six customers and two dozen employees when a snowstorm hit.
Up to 12 inches of snow trapped customers and employees at the store in Aalborg on Wednesday evening, according to Fox News.
- “It was too dangerous to go outside and we couldn’t make our employees take those risks and then as there were six customers left, we invited them too,” said Peter Elmose, the shop manager, on Thursday, per Euro News
Those in the store were offered food to eat — chips and Swedish cinnamon rolls from the staff canteen — and a bed of one’s choice to sleep in. The rest of the night was spent watching television.
“It was a really nice evening, enjoying each other’s company,” Elmose said. “Everyone had a full night’s sleep, our mattresses are good.”
When Ikea reopened the next morning, all the bedding and sheets were changed, added Elmose.
Employees at a nearby toy store were also stranded, but the store didn’t have comfy Ikea beds for them to sleep on.
- “It’s much better than sleeping in one’s car. It has been nice and warm and we are just happy that they would let us in,” said Michelle Barrett, one of the toy shop staff, per Fox News.
- “We just laughed at the situation, because we will probably not experience it again,” Barrett added.