Ikea ditches elderly dates
Shanghai IKEA doesn’t want to go on any more dates with old people. For quite some time, the IKEA’S dining area has been a popular hangout for elderly people looking to hook up with each other. IKEA tolerated it for a number of reasons—not the least of which was that those old people are scary and hell hath no fury like the elderly man whose date was just sabotaged—but the store, in Shanghai’s Xujiahui area, decided enough was enough and that these elderly people who weren’t buying furniture or food had to go. Rules were put in place stipulating that food had to be bought before they were allowed in the area and store staff have begun regular patrols. Since then, sales of the cheapest item on the menu, at 10 RMB, have reportedly shot up. Evidently these are pretty cheap dates. - D.D.