Determined to put my free Costco membership to some use, Emma and I headed over with dreams of samples and gallon jugs of maple syrup floating in our brains. On the shopping list: BABY SPINACH. PEANUT BUTTER. CAN OPENER. FROZEN FRUIT. TOOTHPASTE.
But first we had to wander every single aisle.
As it turns out, Missoula’s Costco closes at 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Or if you’re Emma and me, Costco closes at 6:18 p.m. when an employee catches you wandering down the vitamin aisle during your quest to visit every. single. aisle.
Apparently Emma and I would rather focus our attention on packs of 100 gel pens in every color and debate buying a life-sized stuffed bear than listen to the PA system.
And that’s how we left Costco empty-handed.