The funeral of IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad has been delayed by several days as staff at the funeral parlour attempt to assemble his coffin.
Raised voices could be heard coming from the parlour where the body of Kamprad, who recently passed away aged 91, was being prepared for the funeral.
“Why don’t you just look at the instructions? It’s the wrong screw! I’m so disappointed in you!” was clearly heard being said by a female undertaker. “I can’t find the Allen key, I’ve got one in a drawer somewhere'” came the response from her male counterpart.
Mourners outside the Parlour were left wondering if this was a bizzare homage by the Parlour staff to the recently departed IKEA founder. “Maybe they pay respect by acting out the Pussel?” One mourner pondered.
To those of you not familiar with the Swedish culture, this is a common occurrence amongst couples every weekend . In what the Swedes refer to as the ‘Pussel’, translated to English simply means ‘the puzzle’ to describe IKEA flat pack furniture.
A recent survey discovered that couples who go through an IKEA assembly together without killing each other tend to stay together. “It’s like a Viking ritual.” Said a spokesperson for IKEA. “By 18 you must have had assembled at least one Billy bookshelf to be fully integrated into society or become an outcast.”
The Pussel phenomenon was imported by the Valhalla bound flatpack Baron to the UK in 1987. Over 30 years of British couples hitting each other over the head with pieces of flatpack furniture and shouting, “there’re the wrong fucking screws!”
A wake will be held after Mr Kamprad’s funeral with caterers providing meatballs and hotdogs with Lingonberry juice.