The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I thought people worked during the day

I have a few checks to deposit while the bank is still open, I figured, as long as I'm out, I might as well do the grocery shopping. Normally, I would do this around 6:00 pm, but this week's shopping list isn't long, and it would keep the day from being broken up.

And I'm frankly amazed at how crowded Costco is for mid-afternoon on Tuesday. Don't these people have jobs to go to? Normally, I get to park near the store, but today I'm way out in Farlotistan and have to trudge the half mile to the store. Usually the front of the store is crammed full of shopping carts—today, I have to return to Fatlotistan to retreive a cart.

They also seem to have plenty of food tasting stations throughout the store. At the end of every isle is another hot plate stand, manned by a person cooking some type of food-like item. Everything from Burbon Chicken to brownies. And every one of these food tasting stations is blocking half the isle, making it difficult to maneuver through the already crowded store.

So I'm torn. I like the idea of getting the grocery shopping over with while the sun is still up, thus leaving me with larger blocks of time to work. But the store isn't as crowded later in the evening. So, I have to ask myself: is going shopping during the daytime worth the crowds?

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