The other day, I made a quick run through Costco. Quick, because I was only going to pick up two items (and I did!). Since I knew exactly what I was going to buy, I didn’t need to pick up one of their carts. They look more like battleships than anything else, and without it, I could swiftly and easily navigate through the store.
I wasn’t in any hurry or anything, so I took my time, stopping by each and every one of those little kiosks with food sampling. I have a real thing for some type of fake crab, mixed with mayo and served on little crackers. They’re always there, and if the crackers aren’t out on the tray, I could actually make another loop until the person/food sampler has put them out. I never buy it though — don’t think it would be the same thing to have it at home.
Now, the other day: There was a kiosk with hummus (which I love), a tall, young man … early twenties, I’d say … was handing it out. Usually they are senior citizens doing this. I had a garlic cracker with some jalapeño hummus. While I was munching on that, I overheard the young man talking with his friend, standing beside him … they were discussing the difference between a nerd and a geek.
None of them knew the difference, they were just guessing and speculating, back and forth. I had so much fun listening to them, so I had another cracker with hummus, and tried to linger — I wanted to hear the end of it, which I never did. The fun part for me was, though; if you believe in stereotyping people, those two guys perfectly represented geek and nerd, by the looks of them. The guy handing out the hummus being the geek and the other one, subsequently the nerd.
Even in Costco, some fun can be had at times 😂