Well, we did it.
This morning Bill (Significant Other ) and I joined BJ's.
|New membership lady|
Bill and I usually shop at either the Georgetown or Milford Walmart. When we really want to stock up we take the 39 mile one way trip to Dover, Delaware to Sam's Club and spread the wealth around at that discount warehouse.
Living here in LSD (i.e, Lower Slower Delaware) there isn't a whole lot to choose from to feed my addiction for shopping in bulk for the lowest prices. If I wanted to stress myself out in a lot of traffic I could travel a bit farther north in this little state and shop at Costco's in Christiana (which is right outside of Wilmington), which is the primo discount shopper's warehouse around these parts. But, traveling that distance and fighting that kind of traffic isn't in our DNA these days. We're two old men just trying to get by in life with minimal stress.
I've been talking to S. O. (short for Significant Other which is how I will refer to Bill- my life partner- from here on out) for about a year now about taking the plunge and shopping at the new BJ's that had just opened. S.O. is very reluctant to change as are moist 82 year old stubborn men, gay or straight. Especially an 82 year old stubborn man who is ALWAYS RIGHT.
|S.O. at his favorite peas (it's all he eats - he buys in bulk)|
|Ron picking up my spinach-artichoke hummus in the Fresh Meats section - how appropriate|
I also told him that I wanted to fulfill a Find a Grave request at a cemetery that was just down the road near the new BJ's in Millsboro. And, for the coup dete I told him that I had to get gas for my car. Usually S.O. always drives when we go on these shopping excursions....this meant I was driving. Free ride for S.O.! He was on.
Needless to say, once I got him into BJ's and we got out membership, he was overwhelmed by the quantity of stuff available and the excellent low prices. We have a winner here folks!
After loading up our shopping cart and placing a $143.33 charge on my Discover Card, we were out the door.
|Loaded up and ready to get out|