Thursday, January 08, 2009

Mission impossible

I had a short list when I went to Costco today. (Note to self: do not, repeat, do not go to Costco at lunchtime. Free samples+old folks=hell.)

  1. Brita water filter
  2. Toilet paper
  3. bagels
  4. Whitefish salad (really, the whitefish salad they sell there is off the charts)
  5. tomatoes
  6. Ziploc bags
  7. Pond's face wipes
This is what I left with:
  1. Pur water filtering system for your faucet (I'm actually happier about that—ever try to fill your spaghetti pot from a Brita carafe?)
  2. Toilet paper
  3. 1 dozen bagels (that's the only way they sell 'em, baby)
  4. No whitefish salad (how could they be OUT?? Everything else on my list was gravy)
  5. No tomatoes (they were for the whitefish salad)
  6. Ziploc bags
  7. Pond's face wipes
  8. Ready to eat edamame
  9. Chicken potstickers
  10. Pita chips
  11. Salami
  12. Cheese
  13. 2 bottles of wine (Penfolds Koonunga Hill Shiraz Cab—a phenomenal steal at $7.50/btl)
  14. 10-pk of CFL bulbs (60w)

And only by the skin of my skinny chin chin (don't ask, just go with it) did I manage to refrain from buying $100 worth of Starbucks cards for $80. What I want to know is, is it possible to go to Costco and get just those items on your list? Maybe for some people, who alphabetize their spices—no, not even for them.

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