I had another "OMG" moment during a recent trip to Costco, the membership warehouse chain. Wandering down one of the aisles, I noticed a massive can of Chicken of the Sea tuna. Containing more than four pounds of "chunk light" in water, I joked that this would be the last can I'd ever need to buy. In the end, I worked out my biceps with the can a little bit but ultimately resisted the urge to purchase "FrankenCan."
Costco is relatively new to my area, opening only its third store in Wisconsin last year. Since then, I've enjoyed discovering some of the freakishly large items it offers. Pumpkin pies the size of truck tires. A sea of olives floating in jars bigger than your head. A 10-pound sack of powdered sugar. Who buys this stuff?
My only disappointment with the store is that this location doesn't display the caskets and urns that Costco sells. I remember this created quite a buzz in 2004 when Costco started testing the idea in two of its Chicago-area stores. Obviously, there was enough of a market for these items because they're still selling them today. Plus, Walmart jumped on the bandwagon a few years later and started selling caskets online.
I'm sure nobody would look twice at me for buying the giant can of tuna. But just imagine the looks I'd get if I wheeled a casket out of the store!
Would you consider purchasing a casket or urn from Costco? Did you know you can provide your own casket or urn when making funeral arrangements?