Monday, September 21, 2009

It's Just a Store Right?

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!

9 comments:

Jeremy Saunders said...

you are too funny, and I am a nerd, but it is dilemma. Where is the new walmart? Why don't I know about this?
I can't stand going to costco!
MIMI

Daniel and Tiffany Dunn said...

ha! you are funny!

Daniel and Tiffany Dunn said...

actually i have the same problem. walmart is so convienient and the prices are cheaper but here they have a City Market and they have free popcorn and ice cream cones and i have to admit i go there, buy one thing, just so i can get the treats! its such a betrayal. i actually feel guilt!

Crazy Black family said...

I liked Super Walmart for groceries until I found WinCo. It's not a one stop shop, but i love it! Not sure if you have heard of it, but the prices are amazingly cheap. And they have a great bulk section, too. There's one in Marysville, just east on exit 202.

Tiff T said...

Walmart Rules - GO HOGS

PattyFergi said...

I was checking back because I , too, would like to know where it's located! And don't feel bad because I bet you'll still shop at both places! Costco has stuff that you can't get at Walmart. Like huge pumpkin pies for only $6!YUM YUM!

Jennifer Miller said...

The new walmart is on the college way exit in mt. vernon head west off the freeway ramp turn right at the first light and you will run right into it!

HandsomeRob said...

Jennifer the answer is easy...go to WALMAT before they kick you out of Costco. I think there is a two child limit at Costco! You can shop at Walmart and have twenty kids, that's why all the polygs. go there!!!
JK
April

Tobler Bunch said...

That was super funny and well written! You are looking great with that cute pudge of yours!! I can't wait to meet the new Miller Beauty!