When purchasing a new piece of furniture, it’s important to consider the practical use the piece will get. A Norwegian man, Claus Jorstad, forgot this crucial rule while purchasing a new shower chair, to help aid in his knee recovery. The man got much more than he bargained for while using the chair in the shower when his tentacles became trapped in the seat.
Not the intended use for the IKEA chair
Claus Jorstad just wanted a simple stool he could place in the shower to relieve tension from his healing knee. After suffering an injury, Jorstad was finding it difficult to stand for a long enough time to shower completely.
Like most of us would, he visited the local IKEA store, positive they would have just what he was looking for.
When Jorstad came across the simple red stool, he was pleased and quickly purchased the seat he believed would end his showering struggles.
Boy, was he wrong.
If you look closely at the chair, there are tiny holes that form a decorative circle lining the actual seat. Jorstad never saw these as a problem, simply believing they would help the chair dry after each shower.
The first shower
When Jorstad entered the shower he sat on the seat, naked of course, and began washing himself. It wasn’t until he tried to stand up that he realized he was in serious trouble.
Sitting there and noticing the accident, I bent down to see what the f*ck happened, I realized the little nutter has got stuck. And as I couldn’t move, I started pondering how the hell I was gonna get outta the mess. After a lot of pondering forth and back, I realized I had no bloody ideas.
The hot, steamy showered had caused Jorstad’s testicles to swell, filling in the whole completely and leaving him no wiggle room to free his member.
As panic set in, Jorstad remained unsure of what he should. While sitting there, trying to formulate a plan, the stream of water began to cool down. Eventually, good old science took over, and the cold water caused enough shrinkage for Jorstad to free his testicles.
After escaping the terrifying encounter with the chair, Jorstad took to Facebook to share his experience on the IKEA page. In his post, he referred to his testicle and penis as, “the skipper and two sailors.” When translated from Norwegian to English, this statement reads, “Popeye and the two boatsmen.”
His Post gained over 10,000 comments, some of which were unbelievably hilarious. IKEA even responded with their own personal message to Jorstad, keeping in touch with his nautical references.
Hey Claus. We recommend that you take the stool out of the shower… if you choose to keep it in the shower, make sure you are well dressed for your next sea excursion.
Despite the many jokes, Jorstad did reach a conclusion. He simply draped a washcloth over the holey chair and nicknamed it “Wiener monkey.”