Measure for measure
You did a nice job in re buying new furniture [“An inside job,” January 2010], but left
something out that needs to be said over and
over again before buying: Check the route for
delivery of the furniture before you buy!
As more and more of us move to smaller,
more energy-efficient homes and apartments,
we need to be reminded that doorways and
hallways will be narrower as well.
There is nothing worse than buying a new
piece of furniture and then finding it cannot
be brought into the house because it does not
fit through the door, or can’t go around a corner, or does not fit in the elevator, etc.
It is always smarter to be armed with too
many dimensions than too few.
When the furniture is brought into the
house and you are enjoying it, take a minute
and give yourself a pat on the back for being so
New York, New York
Always something to read
We generally find a couple of items in
each issue of The Costco Connection to discuss
as a family; in the current issue [January 2010]
we did the hand-washing quiz and lamented
not entering the sad sofa contest.
Then we stumbled across the warehouse
locations page and the sparks of conversation
just flew, along with a geography lesson for our
10-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter.
Costco has locations in 40 states; which 10
states are missing? First to be guessed correctly
were the Dakotas; last to be guessed correctly
was Maine. It’s interesting that there are seven
warehouses in Hawaii. Some very intriguing
city names; we now know that the name of
Superstition Springs, Arizona, comes from
Superstition Mountain, which was first seen
by the Spanish explorer Fray Marcos de Niza
in 1539. Local farmers said the Pima Indians
feared the mountain, resulting in the name
New York, New York
The December issue almost brought
me to tears when I turned to Creative Cooking
and noticed that Mexico’s tradition on
the holidays was included [“Feliz Navidad”].
I miss the “Posadas.”
Palin in comparison
We wanted to express our appreciation
over the way the Sarah Palin book signing
was handled at the Salt Lake City Costco.
The evening prior to the signing [Decem-ber 9, 2009] was one of the coldest of the
year, and many people were camping out that
evening to ensure themselves a chance to see
In response to this, Costco actually
opened their doors to the crowds at 4 a.m. so
that people were able to comfortably wait in
the warmth of the building. In addition, extra
staff were on hand to escort people to the
facilities as needed; answer questions; provide
complimentary hot drinks, muffins and cookies; and generally make the whole experience
as pleasant as possible. Once the Palins arrived,
the event was handled professionally, efficiently and with no hiccups or problems at all.
Gary and Julie Lund
Malad City, Idaho
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