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Dec 9, 2012

RANDOM: Costco Shopping Trip

 A re-post from 2009 but nothing has changed.

Ahhh Costco. Is there anything like a trip to Costco to make your day? First you have to prove you are worthy to shop there by showing your special card with your special portrait photo on it. I bet they give out awards at their Christmas parties to the staff member who took the worst Costco card photo. Then they all laugh at them in a Power Point Presentation.

Next you are stuck at the doorway in a mass of carts and shoppers that can't figure out that if they stop to read the coupon pages in the doorway the rest of us can't get in the store. These are the same people who block the entire book aisles with their carts while they read up on Kathy Lee Gifford or the latest Oprah pick (yes I read Oprah's picks too but I buy the book and read it at home instead of cleaning the house).

The next Costco challenge is trying to get a sample of the good stuff. Not the Cheerios which you have at home anyways but the chocolate truffles, or chocolate anything for that matter. People congregate around with all their carts at the ends of the aisles. You take your life in your hands when you try to get close to the food demonstrator for your piece. "Please sir, may I have another?"

Last but not least is the jockeying for position at the checkouts. I know they want us to buy carts full of stuff but sometimes all you need is the large bottle of Advil, mostly to deal with the headache you developed in the store. No express checkout for them. Line up with the group buying all the eats and drinks for the soccer tournament. They only have 2 trolleys full. Yes but we still go back.

Who am I kidding. I have never gone into the store and come out with just one thing. Remind me to tell you about the time that woman cut in front of me around Thanksgiving when my back was turned and then spouted off about only wanting good karma. Tuned her up good.

7 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

This is hysterical and SO true! Hubby loves Costco, but how often has he had to do food shopping in his life? And after you stock up at Costco, you don't need to go again for a few years!

XO,
Jane

Jackie said...

I have never been to that store.
It sounds like I am missing out on a lot!! :))
Hugs,
J.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Snorting....well, it's true so much of it is true, that it made me laugh out loud, and then, well snort laugh. The ultimate compliment, brought to you by me.

Snort..

Jen

Maureen said...

Oy vey! Been there. Are we going to hear about the woman you 'tuned up'? LOL!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

You must be talking about me Lori. That is why they call it the $500 dollar store. Valerie

MiMi said...

Costco hurts my head!! If you go in and you buy 3 things you've spent 100 bucks!

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

I love Costco! Probably because the closest one is an hour away and that makes it very alluring. If it was close (like Sam's), I wouldn't be so impressed. Can't wait to hear about the karma woman!!

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