Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Setting the Land Speed Record at Costco

I made it in and out of the fearfully huge warehouse of Costco tonight in twelve minutes. Woo-hoo! After my ballet class (taught by Mr. Enrollment Bait, charming as ever), it was near closing time, but I dashed over since we were running out of apple juice.

The trick to being fast is not getting a shopping cart. With five gallons of apple juice and a packet of fish fillets in the shoulder bag, one is motivated to head for the checkout line immediately.

Unfortunately, I wasn't fast enough to avoid seeing the Elmo-chair. Elmo has been trapped in the form of a chair! I am afraid that anyone sitting there would be immediately tickled by hidden arms.

9 comments:

Mary P. said...

GREAT strategy. I rarely go, because I never get out having spent less than $150!

We have an Elmo chair, too, only ours just has a picture of Elmo on it. Would this one delight or frighten children?

Jenny said...

ELMO CHAIR HUNGRY! ELMOS CHAIR WILL EAT YOUR SHOULDERBLADES!

Don't turn your back on the elmo chair.

penelopeto said...

i avoid costco, as, like at ikea, i manage to spend at $100 more than i planned to per visit.
luckily, elmo is not yet on bumblebee's radar. is there a more annoying puppet on tv?

lara said...

thank you, jenny, for saying EXACTLY what i was thinking. seriously, that chair looks like it wants to eat any small children naive enough to move into grasping range. i'm glad i'm reading this in the morning, so i have all day to work on getting that image out of my head, otherwise i'd be having nightmares. :-P

Waya said...

I didn't renew my BJ's card b/c after having spent hundreds of dollars on things in bulk, that just go bad after a few months. And am I the only one who just doesn't see anything cute about Elmo? My kids either.

Kristen said...

Thank goodness your arms were too full to purchase scary Elmo chair. Whew!

Mamacita Tina said...

I swear there is a black hole at Costco that eats up my spare time. I can never get out of there in under 45 minutes or spend less than $100.

Lady M said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks that chair is a bit scary.

metro mama said...

That is my shopping strategy too. I just get the little handheld basket so I'm limited by the sensation of my arm being ripped out of its socket.