Saturday, November 10, 2007

Holy Capitalism, Batman.

After a trip to Home Depot to buy the stuff to refurbish Horatio's scratching post and to build him a new cat perch, we decided that we needed to take a trip to the grocery store to pick up a few things. Instead of the friendly confines of our co-op, we decided to give Meijer a try. We'd been told it was a midwestern institution, and neither of us have ever been ones to shy away from an institution.

Now I did some thinking, and figured out that it's been at least two years since I set foot in anything so massive as a SprawlMart or anything like that. And even then, I'd never been in one quite this large. It was entirely overwhelming to my small store brain. The food portion of the store was as large as a goos sized regular supermarket, and there was a hardware store, a sporting good store, a clothing store, and an electronics store we didn't even go near. All under one roof. It was too much to even comprehend.

I don't even have any real analysis to go with this- I'm still in a bit of shock. It's safe to say, though, that I don't plan on making Meijer a regular stop. It makes one appreciate the little co-op that much more.


Cycho Librarian said...

So let me get this straight: someone actually TOLD you to go to Meijer? Geez... It may be an institution, but what type? Meijer has served me well only twice: once when I needed a poncho at 5:00 in the morning, and then when I needed breakfast food at 11:00 at night.

That last wasn't anywhere near as interesting as it sounds.

mishka said...

In contrast, I'm excited that they are building a local megastore institution near my work – called, appropriately, The Great Canadian Superstore. I love my local co-op, but I also love browsing aisle after aisle after aisle of food possibilities. And they have a clothing section, which I am told is pretty darn stylish. Food plus clothing? I just need to indulge my inner consumerist sometimes. :)