Tuesday, August 25, 2009

So I was in Costco...

Once again I am blown away (no pun intended) at how erratic Minnesota weather can be in the course of one week. What's even more amazing are the natives and how they never even flutter an eyelash when 5 feet of snow falls, or it rains for 3 days strait or doesn't rain for a month. They just keep on with their lives and their "Minnesota niceness".

Wednesday wa
s just the same, it had been raining pretty hard all day and when it let up a bit I hauled my 4 children to Costco for a change of scenery, free samples, and some groceries. As we were inside the store, the tornado sirens went off, no one ran for the tornado shelter or started frantically stockpiling water bottles and raisins. People's paces were unchanged and even the old ladies serving samples, didn't miss a beat cutting chicken nuggets into bite size pieces. So of course my thought is, "When in Rome, do as the Romans," and finished up my shopping.

After we checked out, I noticed there was a huge line to leave and then all of the sudden the Exit and Entry doors slammed shut. The manager told us that it was his professional opinion that we stay in the store until the tornado passed. LOL. So the kids and I bought a couple of churros and waited out the near death experience.

We were only delayed for 10 minutes and then once the door were opened we went safely home.
I laughed inwardly at the people who were upset that they had to stay in Costco because of "the weather."
May I be in Costco every time there is a tornado or when any sort of inclement weather passes my way.

8 comments:

Jill said...

Those pictures are so cute with your story! Monica and her posse.

Summer said...

I love going home to the grocery stores there and seeing all of the people in moon boots, sweats, and ponytails. It is a nice change from the high fashion standards here in Utah.

Angie Larkin said...

Ha! How bizarre! Way to not panic. I especially liked the bit about the nugget chopping.

Stacie said...

Wow! Now that's just a weird afternoon!

At least you were able to pass the time in style with your churros!

Farnsworth Family said...

Totally crazy experience! I can't even imagine, but I will admit, the people in Minnesota are so amazingly laid back - I love it!

The Ogden Family said...

we are very chill about the weather...we couldn't survive here in the long run with a panic-ready constitution. i hear sirens and i call the boys up to look out the window and see the storm! anyway, glad we keep you chuckling here in the midwest.

meikjn said...

the weather has been crazy. I enjoy reading thestories the way you tell them.

Kristin Chesnik said...

Those pictures are cracking me up! I am so proud of you getting your Churros and making a party of it!