Looks like I’ll have to get an additional job to be able to afford the fact that Costco and Best Buy are moving into West Nashville.
I love Best Buy for obvious reasons, so many fun things, so little money to buy them. But, the ability to buy large packages of things I may or may not need, holds a special place in my heart. I have answered the siren song of warehouse stores for years. Oh sure, in my early days on my own, I made some mis-steps in the world of bulk shopping (1,000 Sweet and Low packets, anyone?), but, once I got my groove and figured out exactly what I needed to maintain my world, there was no thrill like having a package of 48 rolls of toilet paper for each bathroom, each available at one low price thanks to Sam’s located right down the street.
But, as of late, the thrill of Sam’s has dwindled for me. The not-so recent remodel of the Bellevue store messed with my Sam’s mojo. Where I once found comfort in my regular trips there to get my regular things, I found myself vaguely dissatisfied that the things there were just that, “regular”, I wanted something more.
So, I began to cheat on Sam’s with Costco. It was clean, fresh, and, 30 miles away. At first, I limited myself to only the occasional visit there so I could use a “guest” pass, but, then they started taking driver’s license numbers and my days as the perpetual guest were done. I took the leap and got my own card after that, and, have never looked back.
Things in the world of oversized groceries just seemed “better” at Costco, but, I think part of that is due to the fact. that it was in an exotic, far away neighbrhood, rather than just being down the street. Now that they’re moving closer to my neighborhood, I hope that the new store lives up to my fantasies about the one far, far away.