Well, almost. A family member is outfitting his apartment, and we were returning to the point of origin after trekking through the entire store. I had spent the morning shopping in SF, underfueled. IKEA in Palo Alto was packed with a Sunday afternoon crowd - the phrase that comes to mind is ‘teeming masses’. Back to school time. Shoppers were sprawled on various pieces of furniture, some in a stupor much like mine. The air at IKEA could use some freshening.
A man holding a small boy lay across one end of a large sofa. Both were sound asleep. I sank into the other end, leaned my head back, and would have been unconscious except the family member kept walking back and forth in front of me. It appeared he would make a purchase at last.