Thursday, January 7, 2010


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Last minute shoppers took advantage of
unprecedented deals this morning
at Costco's gigantic END OF WORLD SALE.
"I'll get that alligator purse if it's
the last thing I do", yelled one woman
over the crowd as a man sprinted toward
the cash with a cart full of toilet paper.

Today's freshly pasted collage is #19 from my Globe and Mail Project. Each day of my free, three month subscription, I'll be deconstructing Canada's National Newspaper and reassembling it to try to make sense of it all. Hmmm, another shopping collage? See ROYAL WATCHERS SPOT QUEEN OUTSIDE NORTHGATE MALL and FOUL WEATHER SHOPPERS LINE UP FOR iPHONE DESKTOP.


redcatdance said...

I want the tiger mitts and the Amazonian frog skin chaps!

Do you think they have any 250 year old tortoise soup left(bones remkved of course)?

Hmmm. I should buy more for Ebay, these will all be collectables for sure. Does Costco sell acid free plastic storage bags? See you in aisle 4!

Johnny Dollar said...

I would like a DIY mausoleum of imported marble from Carrara, Italy. Oh that's in Gardening? Thanks. I'll put that on credit. Ha.

Caesar said...

As one who considers themselves a frugalista I would have to consider just what I would really need if it were indeed the end of the world! This brings up many philosophical and moral dilemmas and makes me most concerned with the welfare of the Costco worker forced to labour prior to the end of the world taking place. OTOH how would you staff this sale? Perhaps management would have to step up to the plate (or the cash register) to allow the workers time off to attend to their family obligations.

It is a sticky situation no matter what side you come down on.

Timothy Hunt said...

Thank you all for your comments. I can see that the subtext really hit home. Thanks Caesar, for your humanitarian concerns. Staffing was definitely an afterthought and I'll endevour to be more sensitive in future end-of-the-world posts.