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8 Things That Bug Me About Sam's Club
posted by TangerineGurl (12 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Not that interesting or wry of a blog post... -- mathowie

Sort of lost me at "one of my favorite stores". As elitist rants go this is a solid B-minus, but really, how elitist can you be if the Wal-Mart for the McMansion Set is one of your favorite stores?
posted by George_Spiggott at 7:10 PM on September 21, 2012

...and what's the deal with airline food?
posted by griphus at 7:13 PM on September 21, 2012 [2 favorites]

Yeah, sorry, for trying to bring the audience into a well-meaning smile at your predicament this is up there with "Wry observations from my 5-hour sitdown at McDonalds".
posted by jscott at 7:14 PM on September 21, 2012

None of those things have ever happened to me at Costco, except the Dyson Blade, which I love so much that I have priced them to see if I can reasonably install one in my kitchen when I remodel it (I can, if I cut corners elsewhere, and I JUST MIGHT).

If Sam's Club is really that annoying (I've only been in one once, and it was a brief rush through with an aunt during a family trip and I didn't pay much attention), then I'm glad I live in a place with an adjacent Costco and I'm glad to know that Costco is also a pretty good company to work for, so I can feel okay about shopping there.
posted by padraigin at 7:15 PM on September 21, 2012

Big mamas in Flashdance shirts yelling at their buzzcut dumplin’ children: “Colt, don’t touch that! Colt!! Did you hear me?!” I hate when the riff-raff wall comes down.

Someone has his "snob" priorities seriously misplaced.
posted by supercres at 7:17 PM on September 21, 2012

I read this as more of a "I-think-they-are-fantastic-but-there-is-room-for-improvement"
posted by TangerineGurl at 7:18 PM on September 21, 2012

Hand dryer in the men’s room I think it’s called a Dyson Airblade

Fo' reals: I'm not sure about those things either.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 7:20 PM on September 21, 2012

The employees now carry abrasive-ass squawk boxes...

"The employees now carry abrasive ass-squawk boxes..."

posted by Inspector.Gadget at 7:26 PM on September 21, 2012

Fo' reals: I'm not sure about those things either.

Open your heart. I submit that the 21st century didn't begin until these started showing up in public restrooms.

I'm not a germophobe, I don't really care about paper towels or wiping my hands on my pants when an air dryer is too weak to do the job, I'm just really amazed by Blade dryers. Maybe I just like to watch the skin on my hands go all wobbly as I pull them through, and perhaps this puts me in a minority of people, in which case, ignore me.
posted by padraigin at 7:26 PM on September 21, 2012 [1 favorite]

This reads like it ought to begin with "Hola, amigos!" or was written by some 16-year-old who idolizes Maddox
(Disclosure: I was that kid once, I think a lot of us probably were)
posted by jake at 7:26 PM on September 21, 2012 [2 favorites]

Rest of the web.
posted by ShutterBun at 7:29 PM on September 21, 2012

This dude needs a trip abroad or something, a trip to somewhere that doesn't have a supermarket on every corner. Widened perspective wouldn't hurt.

I remember reading about how one person went overseas, and I forget the place, but they relied on small farmer's markets for most of the food, and supermarkets were a rare luxury. It was totally something I never thought about, but it is pretty amazing to me that I can go to a wal-mart at 2AM and get semi-fresh and cheap food from around the world.
posted by hellojed at 7:30 PM on September 21, 2012

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