We rejoined Costco after not being members for about 18 years. We actually joined on a trip to Hawaii but never went when we got back to Brooklyn. I always hated Costco. I remember I used to take my mom there back in the day. She always bought a 12 pack of blueberry muffins. I mean who doesn't like a blueberry muffin. So we all eat one. That six left that nobody would eat. They would sit there until they got all moldy and shit. A waste of money.
You see Costco rips you off. They never sell one thing. Or if they do it is an off size. So you get two shampoo's or an extra large can of coffee. So it is hard to judge the difference with regular super market prices. You have to do a lot of calculating and you are tired and fed up so you just throw it in the cart. That's how you end up with $200 of paper cups and plates with some guacamole and some bananas.
Still and all we joined because we wanted to get some cheap glasses. I am always breaking mine and I can't pay full price all the time. So we wanted to get some cheap specs. The signed us up on-line. Only it turned out it was not really a sign up. We had to do paperwork and take a photo ID. Now I bitched and wailed and said it was racist and worse than Jim Crow but the angry black lady who signed us up didn't give a shit. We had to show proof identity and have to bring our Costco photo id to the store if we wanted to get in. They didn't even offer absentee shopping!
Naturally the cunt tries to up sell us to the premium status. Double the price but you get cash back.The wife ask if we should do it. I say definitely not as we will not be coming back that often to get any cash back. She then does the opposite. That's how we roll. She asks me my opinion. I give it. She does the opposite. Then later she tells me I was right and why didn't I tell her that in the first place. Which I did. It is our system. So we get the premium card and commence shopping.
I meander over to the meat section. They had some ok steaks that were within shouting distance of the supermarket. Then she starts questioning the butcher. Is any of this grass fed? No. Is any of it organic? Yes the seventeen dollar chop meat. Not the steaks. So she doesn't want any of it.
We look for gluten free shit and there is very little of it. None of our regular brands. Thus we ended up getting paper goods. Napkins. Plates. Solo cups. Big huge bundles of it that will last for months. The price per unit was slightly better than normal but not by much. Not worth driving so far out of our way and buying in bulk. I prefer to go more often and buying less until there is a sale.
We checked out the glasses and they seem ok but there was a long line. When we left and got in the car she was upset. She felt ripped off and we should have just got the cheapest membership since there wasn't much we would buy there. I didn't say I told you so. I just grunted and said lets go to Trader Joe's where we can get all of your favorites.
Thank God I kept her from getting blueberry muffins.
Costco sucks balls.