I’m waiting at IKEA for yet more cabinets, this time for the laundry room, and as far as I can tell, unrelated to trains. I have a warm cinnamon bun and a coffee and the self-satisfied glow of being here early enough to have missed the crowds.
On the other side of the hall, across which I can see because I got here early, is a history panel, where you can find out such things as the origin of the name “IKEA.” I love this red panel, which quotes the founder, though:
“Only while sleeping do you make no mistakes. Mistakes are the privilege of the active person, who can start over and put things right.”
— Ingvar Kamprad
It sums up my relationship with model railways. I guess the laundry room cabinets do have something to do with The trains after all.