Wednesday, June 20, 2007

In Which I Repent For Previous Costco Smugness

I had cracked the Costco code. I was so pleased with myself. I figured out how to get in and out of the warehouse of temptations with exactly the items on my shopping list and not one thing more.

The trick is to go solo and not use a cart. If you're forced to carry everything in your two hands, the trip gets very efficient. We made a family trip yesterday, momentarily lost focus, and the whole plan fell into disaster.

We did indeed pick up baby wipes, paper towels, and toilet paper. We also got about 4000 miniature macaroons (yum!) and a glamorous new computer monitor (very well priced!) for SwingDaddy. Sigh.

He installed the new monitor and I got one he used to have, so I'm now looking at a nice flat panel, instead of the troubled one for which I kept pair of pliers on hand to turn on, since the power button had snapped off. And I'm eating macaroons.

Next time, no cart.


Lara said...

wait, wait, wait... you're eating macaroons in front of a flat-screen that doesn't require pliers, and you're saying that next time you *won't* bring a cart? i'd be saying the next trip should have two carts!

mayberry said...

I think Lara's right about this one.

This reminds me that I have some very comfy summer PJs from Costco that must be stuffed in the back of a drawer somewhere. Must find those.

Damsel said...

We don't have a Costco very close to us, but we do have a Sam's. I only go if I know I have $150 to spend on toilet paper and diapers. It seems like that's how much I have to plunk down before they'll let me out the door every single time! :)

I've gotten pretty good at figuring out what's cheaper there and what's not, though.

binkytown said...

Brilliant. I'm afriad I'm a bit too lazy for your grand scheme though. I'd rather spend the extra money and schlep around with a cart than juggle all those things in my hand.

Lady M said...

I'm managed to pawn off most of the macaroons, but we're still enjoying the monitor. :)