Yes, Costco seems to be the place for those early bird diners. We see the same people daily in our local store. They just come to eat, which is obvious when they have no shopping carts. The eaters that do have them use them to lean on and the basket is covered with sample cups. I’m not joking. I see this daily. There are also walkers who come to eat, no carts needed, and people in those motorized scooters who zoom from demo to demo. Don’t get in the way because they’re likely to run you over. They hit our food carts daily because they’re reckless drivers. All they can think about is free food.
Hubby and I were in Costco shopping today because we were both off. There’s no time to shop when you’re working, unless you already have a list and can grab those things and run for the checkout after work so you can get on the road for home.
As we were leaving the daily diners were coming into the store through the other door. It was then that it occurred to me they’re using Costco for an early bird dinner place. Why not? They can make the rounds for the next two hours and eat as many samples as they want for free and then go home. I’m sure they think their Costco membership allows them to have a free dinner like this everyday. And not only that, but they also feed their “service dogs,” which are far from that because a service dog doesn’t eat on the job.
Some of the eaters even have the nerve to tell us that our samples are too small and they serve bigger ones in other stores. Really? Well, what are you doing in this store then? Of course we can’t say that even though we’d like too. These same people will complain if we have nothing good to eat that day. This isn’t a restaurant people. We serve samples so that members can sample before they buy because the food at Costco is in large quantities. Period. We have a nice snack bar upfront if you’d like a meal.