The Five Stages Of Grief While Building An Ikea Entertainment Center

Marcia Kester Doyle
Slackjaw
Published in
3 min readMar 16, 2020

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Pixabay:Claudia Wollesen

Denial

I ordered a 10ft x 6ft wall unit. Why is the box only 4ft x 6 inches?

Seriously, 932 pieces? This can’t be the right package. They made a mistake!

Sixteen small, plastic bags filled with nuts, screws, and dowels. Impossible! No one could transform all of this stuff into a wall unit.

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Marcia Kester Doyle
Slackjaw

Marcia Kester Doyle is the author of the humor book, “Who Stole My Spandex? Life In The Hot Flash Lane” and a blogger at “Menopausal Mother”