The group watched telly, played card games, snacked on food from the staff cafeteria, and bedded down on the showroom displays. Christmas films and Liverpool’s clash with Everton were amongst the displays enjoyed by the stranded Danes on a large projector.
Toy shop worker Michelle Barrett told DR: “It’s much better than sleeping in one’s car. It has been nice and warm and we are just happy that they would let us in.
She added: “We just laughed at the situation because we will probably not experience it again.”
Another one of the stranded few was interviewed as he slumbered on one of the plush display beds.
The remarkably comfortable-looking man said: “I took the one that looked the best and I have no idea what bed it is. I just took the one that looked really good.”
In the morning they enjoyed a breakfast of coffee and cinnamon buns. As a parting gift, Elmose gave them all a pillow as a memento.
By 10 o’clock, the store was back open and staff were ready to greet customers.
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