Going Nowhere Fast

Sam’s … we have such a love-hate relationship.

You gift us with amazing deals on industrial strength toilet paper and 100 pound bags of doggie treats; But you deceptively trick us into spending far more then we originally planned on… leaving us unable to pay the electric bill to keep the fridge running and our mountain of recently purchased groceries cold. But this has all been ranted about before.

Yep, there is even a line to get out of the place...The fact that we wait in line for EVERYTHING at Sam's, shows just how far we are willing to go for cheap boxes of cereal and gallon sized bottles of ketchup.

The newest frustration that this King of the “big-boxes” has bestowed upon us is the lines…So there is a line to get in as the “bouncers” at the front entrance check to make sure we are on the “list” and have the required high-security-clearance in the form of those stupid Sam’s Club cards.

Then there is a line to pay for the crap you just spent an hour trying to hunt down in this city-sized shop. It seems that even though people may only have a few single items in their cart, the checkout process is ridicuolsy long. Cashiers have to veryify people’s IDs by checking the crappy image of the card-holder printed on the back of each Sam’s Club card. The cashiers then have to explain how Sam’s is the ONLY place in the world where Visa cards are not accepted. And of course they finally get to go through the stupid process of trying to find little barcodes located on massive boxes.

But ok…I understand sometimes all grocery stores have lines at checkout…but Sam’s desided to really rub it in your face about just how much crap you are willing to put up with in order to get their crazy good deals…

They make you wait in line to just leave the damn store.

Now this may just be a more regional problem, but recently I have been seeing the exit line get longer and longer each visit I make. I have already purchased all my junk, now please let me go home. NOPE…you have to wait for the sweet grandmothers posted at the only exit to carefully scan your shopping cart, then look over your receipt and slowly draw a highlighted line down the middle of it. I am sure there is a reason for this whole process. Its just that having to stand in line to leave the place frustrates the hell out of me after I just spent a small fortune and am going through the intial phases of buyer’s remorse.

…plus this has to be some sort of fire hazard…right?

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Author:Mr. Fed Up

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8 Comments on “Going Nowhere Fast”

  1. Donoblivious
    March 29, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    Step #1 walk right out that fucking door
    Step #2 say No Thank You when they complain about checking your bags and keep walking right out that fucking door
    Step #3 seriously, just keep walking as they yell at you. You’ve already paid so everything, including the bags, now belong to you. Get in your car and go home.
    Step #4 don’t expect to be able to return things without that highlighted line (tip: buy a highlighter if you need to return things)

    • March 29, 2012 at 8:26 am #

      Hey Donoblivious,

      HAHA. Ok. I like your advice and will have to follow steps 1-3…but as much as Sam’s pisses the hell out of me, I am kind of dependent on their crazy sized bags of broccoli and cheap cheese. I can’t bear the thought of picking up Feta anywhere else now…Sam’s sells 24 ounces for less the 8 bucks.

      My long-term plan is to just get Mrs. Fed Up to do the future Sam’s shopping trips (while I nap at home.)

    • March 29, 2012 at 8:27 am #

      Hey Donoblivious,

      HAHA. Ok. I like your advice and will have to follow steps 1-3…but as much as Sam’s pisses the hell out of me, I am kind of dependent on their crazy sized bags of broccoli and cheap cheese. I can’t bear the thought of picking up Feta anywhere else now…Sam’s sells 24 ounces for less the 8 bucks.

      My long-term plan is to just get Mrs. Fed Up to do the future Sam’s shopping trips (while I nap at home.)

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