David M. Bueker wrote:Hmm..."Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans". What's next? A special time for real Americans?
Pure, unmitigated BS.
Sure is. So is the part of the article about double-parking. The parking lot is never completely full--I know because I'm the one who always parks in the South 40, preferring to park my car where it has less chance of getting dinged.
Karen/NoCA wrote:Sure is. So is the part of the article about double-parking. The parking lot is never completely full--I know because I'm the one who always parks in the South 40, preferring to park my car where it has less chance of getting dinged.
I do the same thing Jenise, and my car has no dings.
I wonder how large these families are that are buying so much milk, or are they reselling it up there? When we owned the Liquor Barn, the Canadians would stop on their way home from a trip. I often wondered how they got back without a check of the RV.
I've never understood the "stand in line", mentality. I see it at the Farmer's Market at one booth in particular where folks stand in line for 45 minutes to get peaches, when all around them are booths with peaches, and good ones. So you save a few bucks, but with the time involved to do it, I could be at home doing some stock buying or selling and make a lot more money than that.
Jenise wrote:They're East Indians who come shopping in their saris and their Sikh headcoverings....
Jenise wrote:I don't know what they do with all the milk. I doubt they resell it; more likely, it's just a major part of their diet. Possibly they use it for some other ritualistic purpose, like bathing....
Shaji M wrote:Jest aside, the racist overtones in all this is disconcerting.
Mark Willstatter wrote:Shaji M wrote:Jest aside, the racist overtones in all this is disconcerting.
I think it's possible we're being a wee bit over-sensitive here. I've looked at some of the coverage of this and beyond Jenise's suspicions, from what I've seen it takes a real effort to read racism into it. Maybe I'm missing something but I'd suggest it's just possible that locals have merely noticed a preponderance of BC license plates in the Costco parking lot and wish the store were less busy. Sometimes things really *are* that simple. If the store stays this busy, presumably Costco will either add a store or build a bigger one with more parking. At which point the local's reaction here can be seen as just silly, not racist.
Shaji M wrote:Jenise wrote:They're East Indians who come shopping in their saris and their Sikh headcoverings....
Thats a long way to come just to get some milk..Sure they are not real Canadians?
Shaji M wrote:there is also probability that they may be making yogurt.
David M. Bueker wrote:Most saris look much better than jeans and a t-shirt by the way...
Barb Downunder wrote:Couldn't agree more.!!
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