La Canada Flintridge, CA
My toddler son was naturally bored at the store so I was happy to see that there was this guy doing balloon twisting/face painting (hired by IKEA) for kids. I stood in line and noticed how nice he was to the people ahead of me (who are Caucasian)- he asked them questions, talked about his own family, and was very attentive to the kids. He even created special balloon designs for them (he spent 10 min. on them alone). Then, BOOM! It was my turn. I smiled and asked for the same balloon design he had made for the little girl ahead of me and he took one look at me and said, "I'm closed now". What the heck is that about? I don't like accusing anyone of being racist but he was so blatantly obvious. IKEA needs to do thorough background checks instead of hiring employees from KKK R US. This was my first and my last trip to any IKEA. It ruined my whole shopping experience there. I left all of my items in the cart and left the store disgusted. So thank you for my time well spent.