Drunk Lady Passes Out, IKEA Lets Her Sleep It Off
After she vomited on a couch first
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 1, 2013 8:48 AM CDT
In this April 27, 2006 file photo, an exterior view of the Ikea furniture store in Duisburg, western Germany.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

(Newser) – If you're going to get really drunk and pass out in public, aim for an IKEA. An apparently intoxicated woman recently stumbled into one of the furniture stores in Israel, vomited on a couch, and then passed out on a bed (after politely removing her shoes first). The employees were kind enough to let her sleep it off until the store closed, at which point a security guard woke her up so she could leave the building, the Times of Israel reports. As for customers, they simply avoided the affected area.

"The customers simply didn't try out that bed," explains one. In a statement, IKEA says the woman "felt unwell when she arrived at the store, and our people therefore permitted her to rest until she felt better. We wish her the best of health." In semi-related news, you can once again order a hot dog at IKEA stores in Russia. They resumed sales today, following March's horse meat scandal, the Moscow Times reports. (And in less-gross IKEA news, click to read about the refugee shelters the furniture company is making.)

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Aug 2, 2013 10:07 PM CDT
Probably had some meatballs in the food court. Then again if you drink enough, anything you eat is going up. Ikea food is not that bad, especially compared to mall food courts. All in all, their home improvement areas and unique Scandinavian furniture is not that bad. Kind of gives you an idea of what a night at Aloft would be if you could ever afford to stay at one.
Aug 1, 2013 2:12 PM CDT
I surprised no IKEA customer tried to buy her. "yes, I have that rather odd looking bed over there. The one with the artistic bed duvet that looks like a drunk lady. Yes. very good. What a great expression of modern culture concerning the nuclear cold war and the worlds sleeping life away choosing to ignore the drunk in the room. Wait till my personal art consultant sees what I got. He will just go gaga over this. "
Aug 1, 2013 12:00 PM CDT
Had it been here, a dozen police would have been dispatched to arrest her for being drunk & disorderly & family fined to pay for the mattress that she just bought. Not to mention, she would have been shot for having failed to obey police orders to lay on the ground, with arms out to her side.