Seriously thinking I must quit Costco. Have been thinking about it for quite some time. I do love the joy of wandering thru the warehouse, discovering what new product I need a CASE of. I love the fun food samples! I love feeling like a got a ‘deal’ 😉 What I don’t love?? FIrst of all, the aggravation that begins in the parking lot. No matter when you go, you are screwed. The lot is full — full of a$$holes and idiots. The jockeying for a parking spot and wrestling w/the damn shopping carts instantly puts me in a bad mood. Then, having to show my card at the door annoys me as well. I get that it’s a “members only” place but I have just broken a sweat parking and getting my cart…now I have to stop at the door and find my @&$) card. Grumble.
The place is always packed, as I said. That is irritating especially b/c I am able to go at 10am on a Tuesday…just like every other stay-at-home mom with snotty nosed crying toddlers, senior citizen, and family of rambunctious home-schooled hooligans! 😉 And why doesn’t anyone know how to ‘drive’ the jumbo shopping carts? Why do they park them in the middle of an aisle to stare at the shelves endlessly? Why is everyone using their bluetooth headsets, having conversations that I truly to NOT want to hear? Why do I feel in danger of getting an ankle injury from some a$$hat who doesn’t comprehend a) personal space and b) just how long that cart is? BAM! OUCH! Hello, bloody leg!
If you manage to get thru the warehouse with your 100 pack of tampons and 20 lb. box of large Milk Bones, etc. your reward is being faced with running the ‘Which Lane is the Shortest?’ gauntlet. You must choose wisely or pay with your sanity. On Friday, I truly almost lost my (@$&) mind. I chose the lane w/the fewest people and carts…there was even a person ahead of me who was just holding 1 item! Wahoo! Lucky day at Costco, right? Hell no. Listen to this egregious offense…hands still shaking as I type! aahh Waited 10 minutes, standard stuff…the person in front of me steps up to the conveyor belt and…she waves her friends with the overflowing cart over!!!!!!! SHOCKING. Utterly shocking. There were gasps of horror and disgust behind me. I simply stood there, staring. W.T.F. just happened? The one friend of hers had the grace to lower her head with shame…but the b&tch still unloaded her cart, kwim?! The original person was muttering stuff about ‘who cares what they think’ etc. The folks behind me were trying to make it a Race Thing by whispering barely veiled racial slurs…btw, it was NOT a Race Thing…it was a COMMON DECENCY thing, kwim??! As I have said before, I try to keep a facade of politeness in public. I didn’t say anything. I didn’t even roll my eyes…or make someone’s head explode w/my blue laser eyes…or bash someone’s ankles with my cart. But I really really wanted to.
I know it’s not Costco’s fault. But, for my sanity, and to keep the AmEx bill down(!)…maybe I should just say buh-bye…thoughts???