Hey CostcoPosted: June 27, 2013
Hey Costco, we’re buds, right? We can talk when we’ve gotta talk.
I mean, it doesn’t get all weird when I’m in your store, see a giant tub of blueberries for six bucks and say “dude, I love you man. Thanks for all the blueberries.” No, it’s all good.
I fell by your place yesterday to pick up a few things I needed – some vegetables, some fruit. Socks. Yeah, needed socks too. I could have gotten some tires, a shirt and a whole bunch of chicken, but I didn’t this time.
To get to the “need to have” section, I had to go through the “nice to have” section. I passed, once again, on that really huge TV. I also didn’t get a beach cart, camera, watch or several other things. Those baseball tickets you had were tempting. I haven’t seen a Braves game in a long time.
But here’s what I want to talk to you about. And I know I can tell you about this without you getting all belligerent with me. We’re Bros. We say what we have to say.
Right near where your place is starting to transition from “nice to have” to “need to have” stuff there was a display. It was obviously seasonal, because you’ve never tried to sell me fireworks before. Man, I love fireworks. I’m not so much in to the small kind that people like me can buy, but big professional fireworks are great.
Yeah, I’m stalling. I’m sorry. Here’s what I’m getting to.
So I see this display of fireworks, and I see this:
I get it, man, I really do. You’re trying to pick up a few extra bucks selling fireworks. You’re an entrepreneur. It’s what you do. You’re a business man, and a responsible one at that. But I’m not sure what you were thinking here.
We both know a lot of people, but I don’t know anyone who is tough enough to reach into a flaming case of fireworks to grab a fire extinguisher. I feel safe in saying that you probably don’t know anyone who would do that either.
So seriously, man, what the hell? You’re better than this.
No, it’s cool. We’re good. I knew it would embarrass you and I hate that, man. Better me than a stranger, right? Don’t sweat it. Let’s talk about something else; do you have any beer?
Of course you do, look who I’m asking. Relax, I’ll walk back there and get it.