Monthly Archives: May 2015

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Day 250 – The Costco Syndrome

Costco SyndromeSo while on holiday why would you go and do something relaxing or touristy when you can just go to Costco.

And even better, go there with your husband. You know, the one who doesn’t like Costco. The cynic who makes fun of you every time you go. And is shocked when the bill comes.

Ah, but then you take him in there and not only does he manage to find things we don’t need, but he gets to be the reason we hit the total we did. The “how the heck did I reach $400, I didn’t buy anything big, just little things” comment.

But you buy a bunch of $20 items, a couple $40 items, and before you know it you have a carload of stuff you don’t really need.

Or at least you need them, just not a pack of them. One would have been good, but they come in a pack of three so its such a deal you have to buy it. And you can never have too many socks. Or books. And wow look at the deal on mattress covers.

And Costco has definitely figured out how to sucker us all in. Packaging is key. The fact you are going to be in lineup so you might as well get everything now rather than have to come back mindset. The amazing return policy so you figure buy it now and you can always bring it back (but then how many times do you forget to return the item).

They know our shopping patterns most definitely.

Love them or hate them, it is fun to shop there. And if you want to watch my husband go from cynic to kid in a candy store, come with us next time!

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“A Change in Altitude” by Anita Shreve

A Change in AltitudeThe novel A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve takes place in Kenya, so an amazing backdrop for a story. Margaret and Patrick are a new married couple who head to Kenya for a year and befriend another couple. While out on a climbing expedition, a terrible accident happens. And what happens after makes Margaret question a number of things, including her marriage. Published 2009.

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