|Run over by the cart: a small price to pay for a quick exit from Costco|
These days, our pantry has to be lacking a long list of staples before I will make the formidable journey to the center of the civilized shopping world- the Bellingham Costco. No more quick stops for bagels and bread or the cheap cooked chicken for an easy dinner fix.
Today and Peter and I braved the place just after the lunch hour had passed, and I delighted at the fact that we hit 5 green lights in a row heading north on Guide Meridian. A traffic feat like that is worthy of celebration, especially in light of what we expected to encounter once we entered the C-zone. Unbelievably, I coasted through the parking lot and into the very first (non handicapped) parking spot.
A surprise beyond all telling, the place was almost vacant (comparably speaking) and I didn't suffer any cart collisions or curses from distraught shoppers. The cooked chickens were sold out, but I managed to get in and out of the milk room without any traffic! This was THE DAY to go to Costco~ no lines at check out, easy access to the exit and a pleasant parking lot.
Note to self: next time, bring THE SHOPPING LIST!