At Coscto yesterday there were only two free samples tables. I think we might have been too early for the
bulk of the free samples. 'Tis the
season to gorge. One of the free samples
a lady was preparing something with a cracker, cheese, and a red pepper sauce. She
had one sample left on her present batch and the man ahead of me rightfully
took it and ate it. The free sample lady
said she would have some more in just a few minutes, it doesn't take long to prepare. The guy that just took her last one from the
previous batch didn't move. As she ran
a one-lady assembly line she did her selling speech. While she talked the man who took the last
sample stood and worked on a Rubik's Cube.
It probably took her 4 or 5 minutes to get the next batch ready to hand
out. In those 4 to 5 minutes the guy
proudly had the Rubik's Cube Puzzle solved.
He proudly showed the free sample lady his perfect Rubik's Cube and said
he thought that he deserved another sample and took it. Then he proudly put it in front of my face
for me to examine. I said something
like, "Yeah, that nice." and
reached around him for my morsel of free sample food.
Also, at Costco, you may have noticed, if you overhear people talking, it is an
international community. You overhear
Yankee accents, Spanish accents and language, European, Asian, and Arabic accents and language.
But I never heard a Charlie Brown's parents' language. An apparent married couple sounded much like the adults on
Charlie Brown specials. ... "Wan
wan". I was close the couple in
their 40s or 50s that carried on a long purchasing conversation saying nothing
but "Wan wan." Some of the Wan
wans had question marks and some ended
in three dots, like very thoughtful statements....
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