They stay there for hours without buying any foods or drinks, and act like they own the place.According to a notice board put up by the Shanghai store, the group has been seriously affecting the cafe’s operations with their “uncivilized behavior”.We feel like aliens there - surrounded by youngsters." Another frequent visitor to the restaurant said: "I guess few people know just how lonely old people are.Our kids are not around, and some visit only on weekends. I talk with friends, but some elderly do meet people who become lovers." Some customers have little sympathy for those in search of love.Since the store opened, hundreds of lonely, divorced or widowed elderly people have gone to the cafeteria in search of love and friendship. Management said they used seats for 'extended periods,' 'spoke loudly,' 'spat on the floor,' 'flirted' and had 'quarrels and fights'.
Store managers decided to stop what they described as 'illegal date clubs'.
Sweden and China are now at an impasse: Ikea Shanghai has posted a giant noticeboard at the entrance to its store declaring the dating group "illegal" and accusing it of "uncilivized behavior" ([Takei]Oh My[/Takei]), including spitting.
But the new measure hasn’t stopped the elderly patrons from enjoying dates at their favorite hangout.
The store IKEA has banned old people from dating in one of its shops in China.
It decided to stop what it called 'illegal date clubs'.
They say they can't go to Mc Donald's because they feel like aliens there. A regular visitor said: "Few people know just how lonely old people are…. I talk with friends, but some elderly do meet people who become lovers." Normal customers have little sympathy.