Yes, we all know that super stores in the United States are some of the most surreal places known to man. Nearly everyone I know used to go to Meijer (midwestern superstore) ages ago with no shopping agenda, just to pass some time in awe and wonderment at the fact that they could literally buy anything. However, with the recent growth of super Walmarts and the whatnot, the novelty has sort of worn off.
Well, these stores couldn't let that happen could they? There is no way that they could just let our interest in their mind numbing absurdity wane.
It recently came to my attention that in Boise Idaho…..
a couple was married in a Walmart!
"It never dawned on me to have it anyplace else."
Yes clearly what they were actually thinking is that all of their friends and relatives are lazy and cheap. They were going to put off buying a wedding gift until the absolute last minute, and they desperately wanted a bargain.
Speaking of bargains, some people choose to start their married life at Walmart while others apparently would like to end theirs at…
Costco's Universal Casket Department?
There is little room left to make fun of this. We stepped into this story a bit late, every news source in the country has already made all the relevant jokes- particularly those in Chicago where the market is being tested. One of my favorite was when WLS radio personality Roe Conn asked the question: "when are they going to go on sale? Perhaps around the holiday season?"
Some sources are skeptical that Costco can actually successfully break into the casket business:
"Third-party suppliers have been around for a while now," said Walkinshaw. "Costco is pricing caskets at $800, but many funeral homes offer caskets for much less than that amount. I don't think this will change the landscape of the market."
Yeah, so anyway, America’s superstores, for all your marriage and death needs.