Friday, June 09, 2006
Costco and Local Celebrity Shoppers
My wife and I are not Costco members, but we get most of the benefits when we ask co-worker friends to take us shopping there during lunch. I mean, seriously, the diapers are much cheaper than anywhere else on the planet. As it’s fun to look at the random stuff that you never thought you needed (like an “18-foot high inflatable waterslide” or “10,000 candlelight spotlight” that operates from a car’s cigarette lighter) but would never really buy.
Our local Costco, near work, is in Burbank and going for lunch is always crowded. Not only are all the senior citizens there hanging out at all the free samples stations, but also you get everybody on their 2-hour lunch rushing in and rushing out.
Today we saw a local morning news celebrity, Michaela Pereira, at the checkout line and my wife and I couldn’t help to see what she was buying -why not? Which happened to be a cart full of alcohol. From the looks of it, you would think she was partying later tonight with Liz Taylor and David Hasselhoff (wow, wouldn’t that be a party!). In her defense and being the morning news watchers that we are, she was planning a friend’s 40th birthday over the weekend. But given the looks of other people, seniors and industry-types, they all had the look of “wow-that chick must have problems!”.