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    • SamsReturn
    • By SamsReturn 8th Feb 18, 4:06 PM
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    The Hide in Ikea Challenge.
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    • 8th Feb 18, 4:06 PM
    The Hide in Ikea Challenge. 8th Feb 18 at 4:06 PM
    An 11-year-old boy sparked a missing person investigation after spending a night hiding in an Ikea store as part of an internet craze.
    Kaden Mirza was reported missing on Tuesday after failing to return from school. He was found the next day after a night in Ikea's Sheffield store.
    Abid Mirza said his son had been taking part in a "Stay in Ikea overnight and not get caught challenge".

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-42990341


    It got me thinking when i read this story, where have you hidden when you were young, or even as a grown-up. I remember as kids we'd go on the Mersey Ferry and not get off at the other side, we'd hide somewhere, and as soon as the next lot of passengers came on, we could cross the river again.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Feb 18, 6:57 PM
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    Pyxis


    I've been resisting the temptation to make a joke out of the fact that I'm gay and spend a lot of time hiding in closets.
    Originally posted by Penitent
    Oooh! Thanks! That reminded me!
    In a cafè today I heard some girls mention "gay abandon", but I didn't hear the context, and I thought what a great name that would be for a group or somesuch, and decided to google it to see if there was such a one, but I forgot!

    You've just reminded me, so I googled it, and there is an LGBT choir in Yorkshire called Gay Abandon!



    Sorry to go off-topic! Just had to mention it!
    Last edited by Pyxis; 10-02-2018 at 6:59 PM. Reason: Forgot the T! Eek!
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 10th Feb 18, 7:16 PM
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    I think I'd hide in a wardrobe here to avoid having to go to Ikea.
    Or any other big shop.
    (Unless it was a big tool shop of course!)
    I've only been to one of those Shopping Hells centres once.
    Christmas 1986 it was. I still shudder at the thought!
    People! Shops!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Feb 18, 7:27 PM
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    I think I'd hide in a wardrobe here to avoid having to go to Ikea.
    Or any other big shop.
    (Unless it was a big tool shop of course!)
    I've only been to one of those Shopping Hells centres once.
    Christmas 1986 it was. I still shudder at the thought!
    People! Shops!
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    When I used to go, it was on a Wednesday morning, as it wasn't so busy then, and I'd get there for when they opened, have a coffee first, as few people, then whizz round, and be out just as the numbers were building up. It worked well.
    Denmark and Senegal
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 10th Feb 18, 8:01 PM
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    When I used to go, it was on a Wednesday morning, as it wasn't so busy then, and I'd get there for when they opened, have a coffee first, as few people, then whizz round, and be out just as the numbers were building up. It worked well.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    The zombie apocalypse will have to strike before I'm going in another!
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 16th Feb 18, 6:01 PM
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    I confess that I have never, ever, been in an IKEA store.
    From what I'm reading, I don't want to either ....
    Originally posted by Sleazy
    That was me until last year...now I enjoy them.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
    • DigForVictory
    • By DigForVictory 16th Feb 18, 6:31 PM
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    When I think of the range of storage products IKEA sell & the ingenuity of the small human, I shudder. As someone's got to answer the security alarm when the motions sensors go off, and ahem clear up any residual mess.

    As advertising goes, I imagine IKEA will be buying sniffer dog security services for a while.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 16th Feb 18, 6:59 PM
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    When I was little I hid in my dad's tallboy (remember those!?) the door was ajar so I got in, unfortunately the secret to opening the door was to press the top right hand corner and it popped open, me and my sister couldn't open the door and I got more and more upset. Eventually she had to run next door where my parents were having a coffee or something and confess that I was locked in the tallboy (or small wardrobe!) Mum was not happy, mind you neither was I, having a panic attack by the time I got out
    Originally posted by littleredhen
    You mean one of these?



    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 16th Feb 18, 7:20 PM
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    You mean one of these?



    Originally posted by MothballsWallet
    Boom Boom!
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 16th Feb 18, 7:25 PM
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    I remember seeing them at a museum in Nord Pas De Calais where they ACTUALLY lauched the V2s
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 16th Feb 18, 7:36 PM
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    I remember seeing them at a museum in Nord Pas De Calais where they ACTUALLY lauched the V2s
    Originally posted by Tarry
    And probably not that far from where the underground tunnels and bases were started for V3, an early prototype for space guns and the Iraqi supergun.
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?

    I live in the UK City of Culture 2021

    I had to put mothballs in my wallet - the moths had learned the PINs to my cards...
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 18th Feb 18, 5:43 PM
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    More than likely not.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

    -I just love finding bargains and saving money
    I love to travel as much as I can when I can
    Life has a way to test you, it's how you deal with this that matters
    • adonis
    • By adonis 18th Feb 18, 6:12 PM
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    When I think of the range of storage products IKEA sell & the ingenuity of the small human, I shudder. As someone's got to answer the security alarm when the motions sensors go off, and ahem clear up any residual mess.

    As advertising goes, I imagine IKEA will be buying sniffer dog security services for a while.
    Originally posted by DigForVictory
    And if the kid gets bit by a guard dog who gets the blame, hopefully not the poor sod who has gone in (maybe the store manager) not knowing if there are crooks waiting to smack him or her over the head.
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