I don’t know how many of you have ever been to an Ikea, one the Swedish furniture stores that have sprouted across the U.S. over the last couple of decades, bringing Swedish design sensibility and off sized sheets to the the masses at affordable prices; that is, if you can stand the crowds. Apparently Jesus likes Ikea, too, as he has shown his holy visage at Ikea’s Braehead outlet, near Glasgow. More specifically, Jesus has shown up on the door to the men’s bathroom at that particular store. This provoked one of the best lines I’ve ever heard about a pareidolia experience:
Last night one shopper said: “It takes you by surprise. It is really clear in the wood.
“I was only heading to the toilet and found God.”
Why not? It’s as good a place as any to find God.
Unfortunately, not everyone agrees that it’s Jesus:
But Ikea bosses reckon it looks more like the founder of Sweden’s most famous pop group ABBA – Benny Andersson.
A spokeswoman said: “Swedishness is engrained in every part of our stores.”
Fair enough, but, really, to me the image looks more like Treebeard: