I have been anxiously awaiting the opening of the New Super Wal-mart. Living without its prices and one stop shopping has been a tough price to pay (pun-intended) for the last seven years.
So, on Saturday I ventured out with all five kids, its the only way to really break in a new store, to the highlight of the town, apparently everyone else in the county had the same thought. Upon arrival I felt a sense of my young adulthood living in the Arkansas again, Wal-Mart as far as the eye can see. This store was beautiful! The prices incredible! and the Ilses, WIDE! Yet, I felt something was wrong...
I felt as though I was betraying an alli I had befriended over six years ago.
Before moving to the northwest Costco was unheard of, In fact I didn't know what the big "To Do" was about the place. However, being FORCED to shop there because of no competition, I learned to LOVE the warehouse shopping style. The free samples alone make a trip with five worth taking. I recognize all the employees and they are so polite and helpful. Costco has been a friend to me on those rainy days.
As you can see, I have great store loyalty, do I choose the Wal-Mart of my youth or the Costco that is always a friend? Oh what dilemmas I face!