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  1. #1
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Costco cashier/foodie

    The other day I was waiting in line and I noticed that the
    guy manning the register was pointing out things to the guy who
    was "bagging" and I wondered what he was saying.

    I was close enough to hear him point out that these are great
    if you sauté them with garlic! I think they were clamshell
    containers of haricot verde, but I wasn't close enough to be
    sure. You could see the other guy was thinking Who cares?
    (laugh)

    Then he was checking my groceries and he tells the guy This
    (raisin bread) makes Great french toast! At this point bagger
    guy says will you stop making suggestions about the food??
    Cracked me up.

    And that raisin bread makes nice french toast, he was right.
    I have a thing for that Kirkland raisin bread anyway.

    nancy


  2. #2
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:03:03 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The other day I was waiting in line and I noticed that the
    >guy manning the register was pointing out things to the guy who
    >was "bagging" and I wondered what he was saying.
    >
    >I was close enough to hear him point out that these are great
    >if you sauté them with garlic! I think they were clamshell
    >containers of haricot verde, but I wasn't close enough to be
    >sure. You could see the other guy was thinking Who cares?
    >(laugh)
    >
    >Then he was checking my groceries and he tells the guy This
    >(raisin bread) makes Great french toast! At this point bagger
    >guy says will you stop making suggestions about the food??
    >Cracked me up.
    >
    >And that raisin bread makes nice french toast, he was right.
    >I have a thing for that Kirkland raisin bread anyway.
    >
    >nancy


    It does make wonderful french toast. We picked up two loaves last
    night, right after we bought the flat screen

  3. #3
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 09:20:51 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:03:03 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>The other day I was waiting in line and I noticed that the
    >>guy manning the register was pointing out things to the guy who
    >>was "bagging" and I wondered what he was saying.
    >>
    >>I was close enough to hear him point out that these are great
    >>if you sauté them with garlic! I think they were clamshell
    >>containers of haricot verde, but I wasn't close enough to be
    >>sure. You could see the other guy was thinking Who cares?
    >>(laugh)
    >>
    >>Then he was checking my groceries and he tells the guy This
    >>(raisin bread) makes Great french toast! At this point bagger
    >>guy says will you stop making suggestions about the food??
    >>Cracked me up.
    >>
    >>And that raisin bread makes nice french toast, he was right.
    >>I have a thing for that Kirkland raisin bread anyway.
    >>
    >>nancy

    >
    >It does make wonderful french toast. We picked up two loaves last
    >night, right after we bought the flat screen



    btw...we as well have a checker that does something the same, he likes
    the seafood and passes on tidbits about cooking, and what goes well
    with it. Most times he's right on.

  4. #4
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    Stu wrote:
    > On Sat, 22 May 2010 09:20:51 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:03:03 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:


    >>> Then he was checking my groceries and he tells the guy This
    >>> (raisin bread) makes Great french toast! At this point bagger
    >>> guy says will you stop making suggestions about the food??
    >>> Cracked me up.
    >>>
    >>> And that raisin bread makes nice french toast, he was right.
    >>> I have a thing for that Kirkland raisin bread anyway.


    >> It does make wonderful french toast. We picked up two loaves last
    >> night, right after we bought the flat screen


    Heh, Costco does make for some odd purchase combinations.

    > btw...we as well have a checker that does something the same, he likes
    > the seafood and passes on tidbits about cooking, and what goes well
    > with it. Most times he's right on.


    I love that. They should put those guys on the floor, maybe they'd
    sell more stuff.

    nancy

  5. #5
    Bogbrush Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    Stu <[email protected]> writes:

    > On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:03:03 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>The other day I was waiting in line and I noticed that the
    >>guy manning the register was pointing out things to the guy who
    >>was "bagging" and I wondered what he was saying.
    >>
    >>I was close enough to hear him point out that these are great
    >>if you sauté them with garlic! I think they were clamshell
    >>containers of haricot verde, but I wasn't close enough to be
    >>sure. You could see the other guy was thinking Who cares?
    >>(laugh)
    >>
    >>Then he was checking my groceries and he tells the guy This
    >>(raisin bread) makes Great french toast! At this point bagger
    >>guy says will you stop making suggestions about the food??
    >>Cracked me up.
    >>
    >>And that raisin bread makes nice french toast, he was right.
    >>I have a thing for that Kirkland raisin bread anyway.
    >>
    >>nancy

    >
    > It does make wonderful french toast. We picked up two loaves last
    > night, right after we bought the flat screen


    Shouldn't you call it Surrender Toast?

  6. #6
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    Nancy wrote on Sat, 22 May 2010 10:54:19 -0400:

    > Stu wrote:
    >> On Sat, 22 May 2010 09:20:51 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:03:03 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:


    >>>> Then he was checking my groceries and he tells the guy This
    >>>> (raisin bread) makes Great french toast! At this point
    >>>> bagger guy says will you stop making suggestions about the food??
    >>>> Cracked me up.
    >>>>
    >>>> And that raisin bread makes nice french toast, he was
    >>>> right. I have a thing for that Kirkland raisin bread
    >>>> anyway.


    >>> It does make wonderful french toast. We picked up two loaves
    >>> last night, right after we bought the flat screen


    > Heh, Costco does make for some odd purchase combinations.


    >> btw...we as well have a checker that does something the same,
    >> he likes the seafood and passes on tidbits about cooking, and
    >> what goes well with it. Most times he's right on.


    > I love that. They should put those guys on the floor, maybe
    > they'd sell more stuff.


    Chatty cashiers are fine, especially if they pass on useful hints but
    raisin bread for French Toast is a case of "to each their own". I like
    regular bread, soaked in unsweetened egg and I eat the toast with
    ketchup!

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  7. #7
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:03:03 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    > The other day I was waiting in line and I noticed that the
    > guy manning the register was pointing out things to the guy who
    > was "bagging" and I wondered what he was saying.
    >
    > I was close enough to hear him point out that these are great
    > if you sauté them with garlic! I think they were clamshell
    > containers of haricot verde


    Haricot verts. It used to be one of my handles. CostCo's come in
    bags, though. Just like the mini cucumbers. At least they do in
    our area.

    Does anybody know if they have differet suppliers for different
    areas? I was told CostCo's CA Meat comes from Vaccaville, while
    South Central's comes from Texas.

    -sw

  8. #8
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:54:19 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    > I love that. They should put those guys on the floor, maybe they'd
    > sell more stuff.


    They're called "demo dollies". I've never seen them mix any
    ingredients though. They just heat and serve. They could be put to
    better use, but I get the impression they are "rented out" to the
    manufacturers.

    -sw

  9. #9
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 11:00:33 -0400, James Silverton wrote:

    > Chatty cashiers are fine, especially if they pass on useful hints but
    > raisin bread for French Toast is a case of "to each their own". I like
    > regular bread, soaked in unsweetened egg and I eat the toast with
    > ketchup!


    That seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to for an egg
    sandwich.

    And most of stopped putting ketchup on them around age 15.

    -sw

  10. #10
    George Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On 5/22/2010 11:08 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:54:19 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> I love that. They should put those guys on the floor, maybe they'd
    >> sell more stuff.

    >
    > They're called "demo dollies". I've never seen them mix any
    > ingredients though. They just heat and serve. They could be put to
    > better use, but I get the impression they are "rented out" to the
    > manufacturers.
    >
    > -sw


    Typically they have no relationship with the store and are usually temps
    on the tab of the vendors whose products they are promoting.

  11. #11
    Lin Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    Steve wrote:

    > Haricot verts. It used to be one of my handles. CostCo's come in
    > bags, though. Just like the mini cucumbers. At least they do in
    > our area.


    Yes, they are in bags here. Product of Guatemala.

    > Does anybody know if they have differet suppliers for different
    > areas? I was told CostCo's CA Meat comes from Vaccaville, while
    > South Central's comes from Texas.


    I got curious, so I went looking. I don't want to spend a lot of time on
    this, but I found an article from 2007 that says:

    "Costco obtains its beef from four major suppliers—Wichita, Kan.-based
    Cargill Meat Solutions Inc., Greeley, Colo.-based JBS Swift & Co.,
    Kansas City, Mo.-based National Beef Packing Co. LLC and Dakota Dunes,
    S.D.-based Tyson Fresh Meats Inc.

    Pittsburg, Texas-based Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. supplies chicken to Costco
    warehouses in the eastern and middle sections of the country, while
    Livingston, Calif.-based Foster Farms supplies outlets in the western
    sector. Swift is the primary pork supplier.

    Other meat brands include Costco’s private-label Kirkland Signature,
    Coleman, Maple Leaf Farms, Willowbrook, Johnsonville, Carolina Turkey,
    Jennie-O, Tyson, Curley’s and Aidell’s."

    Article in its entirety:

    http://www.meatanddeliretailer.com/A...00000000262946

    --Lin

  12. #12
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 11:00:33 -0400, James Silverton wrote:

    > Nancy wrote on Sat, 22 May 2010 10:54:19 -0400:
    >
    >> Stu wrote:
    >>> On Sat, 22 May 2010 09:20:51 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:03:03 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    >>>> <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>>>> Then he was checking my groceries and he tells the guy This
    >>>>> (raisin bread) makes Great french toast! At this point
    >>>>> bagger guy says will you stop making suggestions about the food??
    >>>>> Cracked me up.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> And that raisin bread makes nice french toast, he was
    >>>>> right. I have a thing for that Kirkland raisin bread
    >>>>> anyway.

    >
    >>>> It does make wonderful french toast. We picked up two loaves
    >>>> last night, right after we bought the flat screen

    >
    > Chatty cashiers are fine, especially if they pass on useful hints but
    > raisin bread for French Toast is a case of "to each their own". I like
    > regular bread, soaked in unsweetened egg and I eat the toast with
    > ketchup!


    ketchup on french toast is not in accordance with god's great plan.

    your pal,
    blake

  13. #13
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    blake wrote on Sat, 22 May 2010 11:37:00 -0400:

    >> Nancy wrote on Sat, 22 May 2010 10:54:19 -0400:
    >>
    >>> Stu wrote:
    >>>> On Sat, 22 May 2010 09:20:51 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:03:03 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    >>>>> <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>
    >>>>>> Then he was checking my groceries and he tells the guy
    >>>>>> This (raisin bread) makes Great french toast! At this
    >>>>>> point bagger guy says will you stop making suggestions
    >>>>>> about the food?? Cracked me up.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> And that raisin bread makes nice french toast, he was
    >>>>>> right. I have a thing for that Kirkland raisin bread
    >>>>>> anyway.

    >>
    >>>>> It does make wonderful french toast. We picked up two
    >>>>> loaves last night, right after we bought the flat screen
    >>>>>

    >>
    >> Chatty cashiers are fine, especially if they pass on useful
    >> hints but raisin bread for French Toast is a case of "to each
    >> their own". I like regular bread, soaked in unsweetened egg
    >> and I eat the toast with ketchup!


    > ketchup on french toast is not in accordance with god's great
    > plan.


    Ever tried it? It's good and I quite often have it for lunch. Ketchup is
    almost as sweet as preserves anyway!


    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  14. #14
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 11:37:00 -0400, blake murphy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Sat, 22 May 2010 11:00:33 -0400, James Silverton wrote:
    >
    >> Nancy wrote on Sat, 22 May 2010 10:54:19 -0400:
    >>
    >>> Stu wrote:
    >>>> On Sat, 22 May 2010 09:20:51 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:03:03 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    >>>>> <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>
    >>>>>> Then he was checking my groceries and he tells the guy This
    >>>>>> (raisin bread) makes Great french toast! At this point
    >>>>>> bagger guy says will you stop making suggestions about the food??
    >>>>>> Cracked me up.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> And that raisin bread makes nice french toast, he was
    >>>>>> right. I have a thing for that Kirkland raisin bread
    >>>>>> anyway.

    >>
    >>>>> It does make wonderful french toast. We picked up two loaves
    >>>>> last night, right after we bought the flat screen

    >>
    >> Chatty cashiers are fine, especially if they pass on useful hints but
    >> raisin bread for French Toast is a case of "to each their own". I like
    >> regular bread, soaked in unsweetened egg and I eat the toast with
    >> ketchup!

    >
    >ketchup on french toast is not in accordance with god's great plan.
    >
    >your pal,
    >blake


    Maybe for your tastes, but your tastes are not everyones, ketchup on
    french toast is nice... I have a small bottle of hunts I use just for
    the french toast, I find it to have more flavor. Heinz for everything
    else.

  15. #15
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:18:53 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Sat, 22 May 2010 11:00:33 -0400, James Silverton wrote:
    >
    >> Chatty cashiers are fine, especially if they pass on useful hints but
    >> raisin bread for French Toast is a case of "to each their own". I like
    >> regular bread, soaked in unsweetened egg and I eat the toast with
    >> ketchup!

    >
    >That seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to for an egg
    >sandwich.
    >
    >And most of stopped putting ketchup on them around age 15.
    >


    last year?

  16. #16
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:54:19 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Stu wrote:
    >> On Sat, 22 May 2010 09:20:51 -0500, Stu <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:03:03 -0400, "Nancy Young"
    >>> <r[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >>>> Then he was checking my groceries and he tells the guy This
    >>>> (raisin bread) makes Great french toast! At this point bagger
    >>>> guy says will you stop making suggestions about the food??
    >>>> Cracked me up.
    >>>>
    >>>> And that raisin bread makes nice french toast, he was right.
    >>>> I have a thing for that Kirkland raisin bread anyway.

    >
    >>> It does make wonderful french toast. We picked up two loaves last
    >>> night, right after we bought the flat screen

    >
    >Heh, Costco does make for some odd purchase combinations.
    >
    >> btw...we as well have a checker that does something the same, he likes
    >> the seafood and passes on tidbits about cooking, and what goes well
    >> with it. Most times he's right on.

    >
    >I love that. They should put those guys on the floor, maybe they'd
    >sell more stuff.
    >
    >nancy


    We've been members for twenty years, and have gotten to know a few of
    them personally, they pass on a great number of foodie tips.

  17. #17
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:54:19 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> I love that. They should put those guys on the floor, maybe they'd
    >> sell more stuff.

    >
    > They're called "demo dollies".


    Right, except I meant more like a roaming person who would
    make suggestions for all kinds of products.

    I'm not saying it's a good idea, I was just kidding. That's all I
    need, look at some product and be accosted by some guy
    telling me how to cook it.

    nancy

  18. #18
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 11:07:26 -0500, Stu wrote:

    > On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:18:53 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>On Sat, 22 May 2010 11:00:33 -0400, James Silverton wrote:
    >>
    >>> Chatty cashiers are fine, especially if they pass on useful hints but
    >>> raisin bread for French Toast is a case of "to each their own". I like
    >>> regular bread, soaked in unsweetened egg and I eat the toast with
    >>> ketchup!

    >>
    >>That seems like an awful lot of trouble to go to for an egg
    >>sandwich.
    >>
    >>And most of stopped putting ketchup on them around age 15.
    >>

    >
    > last year?


    Before you post the juvenile, sandbox-era comebacks, ask yourself -
    Is this really worth posting? Would any other readers see any humor
    in this?

    Then make to decision to press "Send" or "X".

    -sw

  19. #19
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 11:05:46 -0500, Stu wrote:

    > Maybe for your tastes, but your tastes are not everyones, ketchup on
    > french toast is nice... I have a small bottle of hunts I use just for
    > the french toast, I find it to have more flavor. Heinz for everything
    > else.


    It figures stewie would side with him and his tastes.

    -sw

  20. #20
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Costco cashier/foodie

    On Sat, 22 May 2010 11:21:44 -0400, George wrote:

    > On 5/22/2010 11:08 AM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >> On Sat, 22 May 2010 10:54:19 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:
    >>
    >>> I love that. They should put those guys on the floor, maybe they'd
    >>> sell more stuff.

    >>
    >> They're called "demo dollies". I've never seen them mix any
    >> ingredients though. They just heat and serve. They could be put to
    >> better use, but I get the impression they are "rented out" to the
    >> manufacturers.
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > Typically they have no relationship with the store and are usually temps
    > on the tab of the vendors whose products they are promoting.


    At my store they're the same people (and a couple tranvestities) all
    the time, though.

    -sw

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