Before I came to America, I heard that overseas students are a group of omnipotent people. Being thousands of miles away from home makes them independent and they are pushed to learn life skills to take care of themselves. They are plumbers, cookers, motor mechanics, and so on. I thought it’s kind of exaggerating. But I didn’t realize that it’s bloody true until I tried to assemble Ikea furniture last weekend…It was quite an experience.
I needed a desk for study. So my boyfriend and I drove to Ikea in Round Rock (completely forgotten who recommended us in the first place). Not to mention the experiences of having to park miles from the store’s entrance and having to lug giant boxes to the checkout aisle on our own, it all began when we left this place with the false hope of assembling the same furniture at our home.