IKEA has a mouse problem. I was shocked when I ran into this today.
I believe these mice made their debut two years ago. At that time I bought some as favors for my daughter’s birthday party. So to still see this many lying around made me wonder…..
Are the mice really that popular?
Is IKEA having trouble moving the mice?
Or is there simply a surplus of mice?
Maybe someone made a manufacturing mistake, like instead of making 100,000 mice they put an extra zero on the order by mistake and ended up with 1,000,000…just at this store! I mean come on, that is one ginormous pile of rodents. They are priced to move at about $1.40 a pop but with quantities like this, there is a need for action. So in my efforts to help out IKEA (despite the fact I can’t ever seem to get a job interview there), I have a suggestion. At least for the white mice.
My 4-year-old is an Angelina Ballerina fan and has several books from the series. Angelina is a little white mouse with a pink bow on her head who loves to dance. One day while reading Angelina Ballerina with my daughter it came to me that I could transform her generic, IKEA white mouse (which I’ve referred to as a rat for the longest time) into Angelina.
A flash of brilliance.
A scrap of pink satin ribbon.
A needle and thread.
My daughter was elated and that plain white mouse was an instant favorite. It started making trips to school, and being chosen to go in the bed at nighttime.
Admittedly the BEFORE and AFTER aren’t exactly fair because I did fix the latter’s whiskers and give her a charming pink pedestal. But aside from all that ‘fancy stuff’ it’s the bow that does the magic. So if you have an Angelina Ballerina lover in your life and an IKEA in your area, you too can help to remedy this rodent problem.
What to do with all the gray mice? Hmmmm. How about a little lesson about the plague for school kids and a bonfire to go with it? Ok, maybe not. But at least a dent can be made in the white mouse population while supporting a sweet children’s book series with beautiful illustrations.
Keep dancing Angelina.