A man who complained to Ikea about getting his balls stuck in a shower stool has revised his version of what happened.
Claus Jørstad, from Norway, went viral after he left a comment on Ikea’s Facebook page discussing how he bought a red ‘Marius’ stool to use in the shower because of a bad knee.
In a long and detailed post, he described the unfortunate incident that led to him and the stool becoming joined at the testicle.
But in news that will be a relief for anyone with a Marius, he has since clarifed that his story was an exaggeration.
‘Haha, part of the story is a lie,’ he told Altaposten (in Norwegian). ‘What is true and less true I won’t go into here.’
This is what really did happen: ‘I sat there and discovered all of a sudden that stool use could have unfortunate consequences for a man,’ he said – so decided to warn Ikea about what potentially could happen in future.
According to a translation of his original post by TheLocal, Mr Jørstad had written to Ikea: ‘You are Swedish, and I know that you don’t like direct descriptions of genitals. So I will call them the skipper and his sailors.’
As he showered, one of his ‘sailors’ slipped through a hole in the stool without him noticing, saying the hot water made his testicle expand so that he couldn’t get it out.
‘The water turned cold by itself. So I started freezing. The water got cold. Even more cold than my mother-in-law’s smile when I married her daughter,’ he continued.
‘In despair, I reached for the hairdryer to keep warm while pondering, and that’s when I realised the nut has got loose from the squirrel stool.’