It is a near ubiquitous phenomenon at Chinese IKEA outlets, known to all those who have braved the Swedish furniture megastore at peak shopping hours, that the showrooms are popular venues for napping.
One engaged citizen could no longer remain complicit in this inconveniencing of his fellow admirers of ready-to-assemble furniture. With nothing less at stake than the right to unobstructed appreciation of the aesthetic marvels of Scandinavian interior design, Long Ge decided to assemble a team and stage an intervention.
In a video posted to Weibo over the weekend, Long Ge and his friends, bless them, can be seen roaming the IKEA showrooms, targeting miscreants deep in REM sleep, and jolting their unsuspecting bodies awake. “This bed, this mattress pad, how nice,” they say, rifling through throw pillows and rumpling blankets as a hibernating auntie stirs beneath them. “Shouldn’t there be two of these pillows?” Long Ge muses, as she hisses back, “What are you doing? You people are sick.”
“What kind of people are you?”
“Who the hell are you?”
“You people. How can you be such bad people?”
A refrain all too familiar to history’s great revolutionaries.
In the words of Sarah Jaffe, “We will not change the world by asking nicely.”
[Images via Getty Images / QQ Video]