Monday, January 15, 2007

Today I went to Costco for the first time

This was all new to me. I usually shop at my neighborhood grocery where the distance between the produce and dairy departments is about 12 feet and you can barely get your cart down the aisle. Costco's shopping carts are larger than my car. They have to be. Every item there is sold in incredibly large sizes or packed in multiples.

I don't know about you but I am not accustomed to purchasing 10 pound containers of dishwasher detergent and 36-can cases of Mountain Dew. ("Honey, let's get the 72 oz tube of KY 'cause it's only $1.49 here at Costco.")

I bought a one-year membership but I don't think I'll need to go back that soon. This trip I bought 14 tubes of toothpaste, 120 cans of tuna, three gallons of mayonnaise, and a bushel of Cheerios. The package containing 75 rolls of toilet paper was just too big for my car.


Monkey McWearingChaps said...

My parents have a love-hate relationship with Costco.

They hate the fees now that they don't have 2 kids in the house for whom to buy 88 rolls of tp, 700 count Tampax and 18 jugs of Cetaphil.

OTOH, they cannot wean themselves off the 18 foot salmon fillets. So they keep cancelling, then re-upping.

Dott Comments said...

When I found out that I can purchase electronics (including that new flat screen TV I'm craving) there and that Costco members can return electronics for refunds (keep your membership active) at anytime I was amazed.

Maybe we'll make it a group shopping outing sort of place.