Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm either crazy or stupid, you decide.

Today I went to Costco and Wal Mart.

The day before Thanksgiving.

I couldn't believe how many people were there. I had planned on getting to Costco right when they opened at 10:00, but we didn't get there until after 11:00. By then it was really crowded, but it was still too early for them to be handing out samples, so I didn't even get lunch out of the trip.

The one thing I noticed at both stores was how many older people there were shopping today. I have never seen that many silver haired couples walking the isles of Costco, or that many cruising through the isles of Wal Mart in those little motorized shopping scooters.
Now don't get me wrong, I love older people, I have a great respect for them and I plan on becoming one someday, I just got a kick out of the sheer number of them I saw out shopping for Thanksgiving dinner.

As I was driving home from this shopping trip, my husband called me. I was telling him about all of the senior citizens I saw shopping and then I noticed that the car in front of me was going about 23 miles per hour in a 45 zone. As I looked closer, I could see that the car was being driven by an elderly gentleman who could barely see over the wheel.

In other news, after today, I have decided to do all of my Christmas shopping online.


7 comments:

Karen said...

Finally! You've come to your senses! Cause who in their right mind would think it's OKAY to go shopping the day before Thanksgiving??? Shopping online is da bomb. Try it...you'll love it!

Kristina P. said...

Good call.

Although, People of Walmart makes me fear for humanity.

b. said...

I love fueling my car at Costco on a weekday...of the 12 pumps, 10 are occupied by senior citz.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Chief said...

not to be insensitive...don't you think they should have designated days set aside for those people to venture out?

Me said...

Hey I was at Costco at around 11am...I wish I would have seen you!
I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!!! Love ya!!

Debbie / Cranberry Fries said...

Uhm, me too. I thought I could run a quick errand. Online here I come.

Busty LaRue said...

I was at Walmart today, too! Of course, I needed a car battery, and the TLE wasn't too busy, but the rest of the store was PACKED!