This is today’s Friday Fictioneerssubmission and my second foray into Sci-Fi. The picture features a fabulously robotic looking light fitting but I was much more interested in the hideous orange blinds. Thanks to Kent Bonham for the picture. And, if there are any Malmo-based lawyers reading, my comments are meant in jest; I’be been very happy with my Billy shelves.
20 years ago, the Martians came. We prepared for the worst, because that’s what it said to do in the Alien Invasion manual, between “Hide” and “Fashion melee weapons out of furniture”. It was good advice, we thought; at least it didn’t depend on our knowing the whereabouts of an Allen key.
But we needn’t have panicked. They saw our chintzy soft furnishings, concluded we weren’t their sort of hominids and returned to their functionally-appointed spaceship.
Today, we like our homes utilitarian. I saw the CEO of Ikea on the news the other day. My wife says I’m imagining it, but I SWEAR there was a greenish tinge to his face.