So I was just at IKEA and I came across two separate families there that were some sort of Scandinavian - speaking it with their kids, etc.
Is this a thing? Do local Scandinavians go to IKEA to get meatballs or something the same way that you'll tend to see co-ethnics in restaurants? I just always figured IKEA was a retailer that just happened to preserve Swedish names and a small food store.
It may just be a coincidence - the D.C. area is a pretty diverse place. But that's an awfully big coincidence for the middle of a Tuesday in a furniture store.