I’m no East German prisoner…but my wife made me put together a whole kitchen worth of IKEA cabinets, storage units, shelving, trivets, and a whole bunch of flingenshlavets (if you know IKEA you may not recognize the last one…but you know what I’m talking about). Presumably she used my labor as a cost cutting measure.
IKEA says it is regretful over its use of these prisoners to save money. I don’t believe my wife has any regrets over using my labor…other than the infrequent assembly errors I was guilty of.
I’m really just kidding…it wasn’t forced labor…and my wife was probably better at putting the stuff together than I was. IKEA still hasn’t released a statement about any regret pertaining to our kitchen.