" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

September 10, 2012

Freedom At Last After 24+ Years

The old prison uniform.
I can tell you that the stripes were quite appropriate for the job.
And if I had to give you a summery of those 24+ years the above trailer would do the trick.
Except their bible is the one below.
Life Begins At Home, unless you work for them
 Good-bye and good riddance.
Glad to be out of that s#!+hole.
And that is truly what it feels like, take it from one who knows. 
And I would always sing along to this song when it came over the PA while working there. 
 It really is an appropriate song when you listen to the lyrics.
You're made to wear the shirt out, or you're a rebel
WWII prison camp uniform.
Having Jewish blood in my veins I couldn't say that I felt real good wearing the striped shirts we've had to wear for a year now in the hard labour section of the store.
But then again I'm so paranoid that I think I can see the word "Jew" on their pillow designs, as well.  
Silly me.
A new book claims IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad's youth ties with Nazi groups extended beyond what he has previously admitted, saying Sweden's intelligence agency even set up a special file on him.
And thanks Ingvar,  for the letter of apology in the '90's you sent us all about your Nazi links in the past, I just wonder how much of it you meant.
Well, there is one less of us working for you now since the other letter of redundancy was handed to me on behalf of your company last week.
But, hey,thanks for the offer of giving me the option of still working on for the company for 33 hours/fortnight instead of the 76 hours/fortnight I had been on for the last 24+ years, if I didn't take the redundancy.
Unfortunately I still have a house to pay off, but hey, thanks for caring. 
 " It was our duty to expand. 
Those who cannot or will not join us are to be pitied. 
What we want to do, we can do and will do, together. 
A glorious future! "
Ingvar Kamprad
IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad Quotations About IKEA Retailing and Management 
Sorry that I wasn't good enough for the other three full-time jobs that were offered to other shorter (by a long shot) serving co-workers, but I guess I'm to be pitied, hey?

Well, maybe there is still  "A glorious future!" to be had elsewhere for me?-)


  1. Enjoy your freedom. I remember breaking free myself, though from a different 'jail'. I walked up the road where I live and suddenly it seemed a great place to be. The load had been lifted.

  2. You know my views on this. Smash that ball and chain! Look what just popped up on my G+ stream

  3. Celebrate!! Was that really the shirt you had to wear? And if so, then wow, it was really time for you to get out of there! Never bought ikea. Never shop at walmart, either. Same mentality.

    1. Yes,and that was me wearing it before I handed all the shirts and pants back to them in a garbage bag.
      I couldn't find a bag big enough and thought the garbage bag was appropriate anyway.
      I added another photo at the bottom of the post to give you a look from a distance.

  4. CELEBRATE! Is that really the shirt you had to wear? Are you kidding me??!!! I'm glad you're out of there. Synchros are taking you to something much better.