Friday, January 8, 2010

Are You Freaking Kidding Me: Costco Edition

You know how they say Disneyland is the happiest place on earth? Not for me. For me, Costco is my happy place. If bigamy was legal (and marrying inanimate objects was legal), I would marry Costco, even though we were in a fight for like three months. (Seriously Costco, why'd you put out Christmas stuff before Labor Day? Not cool. You know I don't like to see anything Christmas-y until after Thanksgiving.)

One of the many, many things I love about Costco is their food court. Yummy, yummy food for great prices. (Their pizza is one of my favorite pizzas ever and it only costs $10 for a giant one!) But even though the prices are great, they're not free. Apparently someone doesn't know that though. I have seen the same man steal soda from Costco on three separate trips. He takes a free cup, which is only supposed to be for water, and fills it with soda. A soda with unlimited refills only costs $0.59.

I know stealing is always wrong, but stealing something that is so cheap seems extra wrong to me.

This pisses me off 1) because I don't like to see my boyfriend (Costco) getting ripped off, and 2) because there's always some guy who has to ruin it for the rest of us. I often use the free water cups (FOR WATER) but if people keep stealing soda with them, then I think Costco will stop providing them.

I would confront the man, but he's hella old and uses a walker. I'm intimidated by the walker.

What would you do if you saw this? Where is your happy place?

1 comment:

  1. I would point him out to a clerk and let them deal appropriately with it. You're right that he's breaking the rules and shouldn't.

    However, all Costco is losing there is a huge profit. Fountain sodas are extremely cheap to produce! When I was working in food service in the early '90s, my boss told me to give more attention to people taking extra cups than to people drinking soda and refilling before paying, because A PAPER CUP COST TWICE AS MUCH AS THE SODA FILLING IT.


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