Ikea car park

I was chatting with a colleague at work this afternoon about the weekend. He’s off to Ikea in Edinburgh tomorrow to buy furniture.

He was complaining about the car parks.  How can it be, he said, that inside the store is so ordered and organised and yet outside in the car park is just a chaotic free-for-all?

I agreed.

In fact what I said was: the way that the Ikea car park is laid out is completely wrong. There should be two car parks.

So first of all you drive around the first car park looking for a parking space and then when you get there there’s a little card that tells you the location of the parking space in the second car park, like Car Park 2, Aisle 23, Row 4.

I’m going to write to Ikea and suggest it. It’s my Ikea idea.

(Did you see what I did there?)

Website idea

Argos catalogues

Remember my Argos catalogue monitor risers? I now realise that Argos catalogues aren’t necessary the best products for everyone’s monitor rising needs.

How about a website that allows you to specify how high you want your monitor to be raised and it tells you which catalogues to use, e.g.

You want to raise your monitor by 13cm, you’ll need:

  1. One Argos catalogue (Autumn 2006)
  2. One IKEA catalogue (Summer 2007)
  3. Two Screwfix Direct catalogues (Summer 2007)

I didn’t check the measurements for that example. It was just an example.

I just need to find someone to build the site now.  I wonder if Google would be interested.