Sunday, October 14, 2012

No Costco

"Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
We've been lolling about this weekend.  Tossed a few loads of laundry in the sub-par Meile before taking off on an excursion to Majura Park retail precinct.  The children are fascinated with the Costco concept while the Economist thinks it's a major rort to charge $60 per annum to do your grocery shopping.  The young ones have been influenced by the episode of Modern Family in which Mitchell undergoes a conversion to Costco and exclaims incredulously that you can even buy coffins.  I think they just want to see if there really are coffins. Oh, and the pizzas twice the size of a normal oven which I gather are the focus of schoolyard discussions.  It seems every-one except us is a member.  No amount of eye-lash fluttering would convince the young man on the door to let us in for a peek either.  Apparently it's not allowed on week-ends. 
We contented ourselves instead with a free-entry jaunt to Masters hardware emporium and bought a fabulous herb planter for the deck plus six-pack Asian herb mix.  Before you knew it, we had also loaded the trolley with two bags of potting mix, a packet of Thrive and a retro bright green plastic watering can.  They did well out of us which is more than can be said for Costco.
Rounded the day off with family viewing of old episodes of Mr Bean.   The DIY episode especially tickled our fancy.  We all giggled and groaned 'til it hurt.


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