How to Shop at Costco - Part 2

Hello, my name is Andrea, and I am an official card-carrying member of Costco. There, I said it.

I tried to resist Costco, but I have failed. So here I am. I am ready to do this.

I say ready, but what I really mean is angry.

I prepare myself as best I can, with my most comfortable walking shoes, hair pulled back into a practical ponytail, and a grocery list. Although I do not have a picture of my face as I entered the dreaded Costco warehouse entrance, I can leave it to the better artists of the world to fully express my sentiments as I arrived.

Yup, that just about sums it up.

I only had to take PJ with me since Phillip had taken the girls to ballet, and fortunately he was in a great mood. But the downside was that I lost my grocery list five minutes in. Since it had only been five minutes, I hopefully went back and retraced my steps. But there was absolutely no sign of it.

So now I am just winging it. Even though growing up I used to go with my mom, I wasn't really paying attention since I was busy being a bored teenager. The only thing I ever noticed at the time was the annoying crowds and industrial sized box of Snickers bars. Only one of which I was ok with.

I aimlessly wandered the enormous aisles, trying to mentally reconstruct the list that had taken me a week to put together. It was easy to get distracted by all the stuff they had. There was a lot I needed to stare at.  Starting with the popcorn. Never in my life have I seen such a huge bag of popcorn. It was bigger than my child. Don't believe me? I have proof.

Even though I had only bought a few items, my cart was heavy and full. Not full of Jurassic popcorn, I actually put that back. This was purely a photo op situation.

So, let me give you the blow by blow details of the actual shopping experience.

See, unlike my sister I will have mercy on you and spare you the Costco experience.

In summary: Three hours later, I was done shopping. And I was exhausted. After all, I had done a lot of physical activity.

So now I have my membership for a whole year. How frequently must I do this? The Costco lovers of the world insist if I shop there I have to go less frequently for groceries. So, by that account I only have to go one, maybe two more times this year. Right???

Granted, they also insist that if I just give it a chance I will love it. I say they are wrong on both counts.

What about you? Are you a Costco lover? Or a Costco hater?


  1. If you ever need Costco shopping buddies, you know who to call... :) ;)

    1. If you come I am going to be tempted to you use as bait for my Kirkland vitamins dinosaur. He scares me. ;)


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