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Fresh update on "costco" discussed on Monday Morning Critic Podcast
"Here? I don't know. What are you doing again? And it turns out he was flying back to California from doing a big convention in Dallas. Wow. Wow. You know, we always communicated to each other at the birthdays and the Christmas of course and happy new year. But he was just wonderful. I've been a wonderful friend to me and include me in the convention business or whatever. And I'm glad he did. And you never know, you know, I tried quit, you know. I was done with it, but you don't got one through with me yet. No. You know, what is it that you love so much Mark about Oklahoma? Well, it's just more of a casual existence in Southern California. And there's a million reasons financially taxes. Cheapest people in the country and everything was within not even an hour of where I live. You know, I've got to Costco and Trader Joe's and hope for foods and sprouts. So, you know, and we have aircraft now that actually bring fish to you wherever you are. Wow. So I couldn't really think of a good reason not to move back to Oklahoma. I just, both my sons were out of school and we were just, you know, what are we gonna do now? So my sweet neighbor, my only neighbor, who finally passed away at a 102 years old. Wow. And go into a living facility, assisted living facility in her son and daughter in law. Had put her house on the market. And I had a conversation with the realtor and I didn't want to be rude and ask, you know, how much she was going to list it for. She said, well, you know, I can come by and talk to you and your wife. And I said, well, I'm right there. You know, there's only one other house at the end of this road. And she dropped by and throughout a number and Lisa and I looked at each other and went. Well, thank you for that. Yeah. And that started the ball rolling, I just thought. You know, if you're trying to play the market, you're never going to top ticket. Right. And I'd rather get out too early than find out too late. Yeah, yeah. It housing is crazy now. I live in Massachusetts. And if a house is listing for 400, people are offering four 50, four 75. It's this different like beast..
Fresh update on "costco" discussed on The Secret History of the Future
"Earnings reports every quarter. I think one of the first things we need is we need more people like Warren who are believers. One of the reasons short term thinking is, of course, the source of the problem, but the other source of the problem is that a lot of executives don't believe that good jobs could be good for companies. They don't believe that could be a return on their investment in people. They don't believe in workers. They have operated in settings with high turnover, and they have seen people not caring, not being productive, not because those people are not competent or lazy, but because of the structure in which they operate, but executives have decided that these workers are lazy. These workers are incompetent, so I think what it takes first is to believe in workers in ordinary people being able to do extraordinary things. And believe in the good job system and it's not just pay, it's not just better schedules. It's a whole system that has designing the work for high productivity, high contribution. So I think the first thing is we need believers and then the second is we need people to be able to prioritize this over other initiatives because it's just too easy to do other things in the short term to show higher earnings, higher sales growth. And we need more leaders to be able to prioritize this. And it's not about prioritizing workers. It's about prioritizing competitively how to win with customers and adapt to changes in the environment. View this as a business problem. I'm seeing you nod your head and I've got like, I'm a believer playing in my head. It's interesting what puts in mentions more people who believe because when you talk about workers, a lot of times what you see is what you get to believe the workers are lazy and you should try to pay them as little as possible and you see them as automatons. That's often what you're going to get back. Because when you're treated that way, it's hard to be motivated. And by the way, when you tell workers, your chief goal is to drive shareholder value for much of shareholders. You've never met. That's not a very motivating idea either. And so I think there has to be an investment in the thinking. Management teams who actually look at workers and say, we actually care about them. We have to want to listen to them. We actually want to motivate them. One of the things I've found, though, is a lot of investors and a lot of management teams actually want to invest in people. But they don't know how. And they feel under this pressure of short termism and they feel like they're going to get punished if the investment people. No one ever punishes no investors ever trying to management team for investing in technology. Everyone understands there's a return on those investments. But with people, we assume it's a zero sum game. And he downloaded we give to a worker as a dollar, we're not giving to an investor. And that's just plain false thinking. One of the highest returns on investment that you can make is in training people. We know this because we own a business called pen foster, which is that the country's largest online vocational training business. And for about $800 and foster can take a worker that's been working flipping burgers or in some other low wage retail job. And we can get that person into a middle income job that has skills and a career path. Like pharmacy technician or nurses assistant, there's all kinds of things that with a program that costs $800 where you can double your earnings. So what we're seeing now is companies increasingly are investing in training. They're trying to figure out how to do it in their companies. They're increasingly thinking about investing in people, but they don't have great metrics, and they don't have great tools to explain these things to their investors. And so one of the reasons why we talk so much about good job definitions is that we want to help people have a framework to think about those investments. Under what conditions is your workforce truly an asset of a company versus a liability. And so we're working really hard on measurement so that we can actually make the case more clearly to the folks behind the management teams to their boards that this is important and there are ways of doing it that actually add value over time. It's interesting. There's another movement as well to come up with a good jobs measurement. They talk about equity respect and voice sort of from the worker perspective. Zeynep, I'm wondering if you can give an example of a company that went from, say, bad jobs to good jobs. Or a retail company that has good jobs in a way that many of our retail stores here are not good jobs. Yeah, so I'll give examples of both Costco as an example because it's probably the most well known company. The median wage at Costco right now is around $25 an hour versus the meat in rage in retail, which is around $13 an hour, right? Costco offers the lowest prices, high quality merchandise, and has created amazing value for their shareholders. And their employee turnover as well below the industry average, their employees, therefore a long, long time. So that's one of the examples of retail. And mud bay was a company with 2% profit margins. They sold products for pets, dogs, and cats. And people go to their stores to ask about their pets health. So their employees need to be knowledgeable about the products that they sell, and the solutions that they offer. And they had always thought that we should pay below market for our employees and then have some incentives for them to work harder. But they were operating with high employee turnover. And high employee turnover was very problematic for them because they do consultative selling. So 49% turnover was not doing it for them. And they started this good job's journey and they ended up raising pay 24%, increasing the percentage of people who work more than 30 hours a week and hence have health benefits from 65% to 82%. Wow. This is all at a company with 2% profit margins and the end results for them was they are winning with their customers. They have higher same store sales growth than they had before. They have higher productivity and they have a lot more satisfied customers and they are a lot stronger now as a company. So it is possible to change, even if you didn't start out as a high pay low turnover type of setting. So let me throw it out to both of you. It's like you've talked about this world of where we don't have to accept bad jobs. How do we get there? And we've had workers on talking about how important that they have the sense of voice and care workers who are beginning to organize. Policy makers are talking about making sure that the safety net will be bouncier to catch people if we have a future where there isn't as much work. How do we get to a better future where there are good jobs where there is better sort of work and well-being for everybody? I mean, everybody needs to do their part, policymakers. Higher minimum wages, scheduling legislation, our tax system. You get credits for investing in technology, but not in workers. Business leaders, we need more courageous leaders who are willing to make a bet on people. It's not a high risk bet. Yes, it takes time, but it is not brain surgery and other companies have done it. So we need courageous business leaders who see people as a source of growth as a source of high productivity and high revenue. And I think we also need to change business education so that we don't teach our students just to make financial decision making in isolation, which moves toward cutting corners and we need to teach a systems view in business education. So warrant some vigorous nodding, I'm seeing in your zoom square. I'll just say that I remember when I was back in business school, the one class on business ethics that we were asked to take taught us how to stand in jail. That was kind of the basic theme. It didn't help us to look at the companies in a 360 way and think about the long-term value of investing in people. That was not part of the curriculum. I think increasingly thankfully it is thanks to people like let's say that. But we're at a really interesting moment right now. A really big crisis in our workforce economy. It was that record levels of people quit. Everyone asks, what's behind the great resignation? And the answer is most jobs suck. People are not running back to jobs. They don't suit their needs. But we also have a record level of job openings out there. And we've got companies across the board,.
Robert Netzly, Founder and CEO of Inspire Investing, Describes the Corporate Impact of Faith-Based Investments
"Tool Robert, you have to be excited about this. I mean, this seems to me like a great discovery. I mean, the idea that tons of people feel powerless, but then suddenly you're saying to them, no, we're going to help you to make sure that all the money that you have invested is used for God's purposes for what is right and true. It's hard for me to see this as anything other than a really big deal. Right. And it's actually $22.1 trillion Eric that is investments that are in retirement accounts alone because there's the numbers we have from the IRS. They're controlled by protestants, evangelicals and Catholics in this nation. $22.1 trillion over the last count. That's ridiculously a lot of money. And almost none of it is advocating for biblical values with the companies that they own. And to your point, it's easy to feel powerless, like these big Megan national corporations doing all these heinous things and what can we do? Maybe we just don't shop somewhere sometimes. But what we found, again, by God's grace, we've had some pretty outsized influence with companies, such as Costco that stopped donating money to gay pride parades because of our engagement with them. Chevron stopped donating the money to Planned Parenthood because of our shareholder engagements with them. Evergreen list of companies that we engage with as investors and say, hey, you know, we call up their investor relations department introduce ourselves where faith based investors we care about biblical values, we see that you're doing XYZ. We'd rather you not do that. Just stick to your business, please. And more often than not, they're very
Gov. Ron DeSantis Is a Genius for Making Monoclonal Antibodies Accessible
"Because chuck Todd just said is it better to get the virus than get vaccines I got vaccinated I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine I got the booster 5 weeks ago Went to Costco got the booster I wear a mask everywhere I go And by the way it's not always because of the virus it's because I don't necessarily want to be noticed with people coming up to me But it's also the virus Vaccinated booster mask still got it Still got it And the monoclonal antibiotic Where the governor of Florida has made it easily accessible No questions asked Which is basically four shots one in the fatty part behind your bicep on the left arm on the right arm and then they squeeze each side of your stomach for fat and do it there So it's four shots And by the way a lot of the people doing it There was a part time job or volunteers for firefighters Some emergency personnel And these are private companies that are given Rec centers or whatever you just look it up and you go And you go I mean the governor is a genius to be quite Frank about it And that's why he was fighting for this monoclonal antibody because he realized look people are going to get this many of them who are
'American Marxism' Is the #1 Book of 2021
"My publisher informed me today that American Marxism was being Costco another week or two It's been there really a record amount of time came out on July 13th and it's been there since As you know Costco doesn't have a very big table And I want to thank them for all the support they've given to the book but I want you to know it's not going to be there long It will remain at Barnes and noble It will remain at Walmart At target at Sam's Club at all these other places it will remain there as far as we know Now here's what I wanted to tell you I'd been chomping at the bit to tell you this Because it's since Thursday and I haven't been on the air since Wednesday If you go to Amazon.com right now the book is 50% off 50 that's the highest that's ever been its $14 for a hardback copy of American Marxism The number one book of 2021 did you know it's the number one book of 2021 Yes because you listen to this program You listen to any other program on radio any program on TV virtually any website and you wouldn't know that Conservative radical kook anything You wouldn't know it This is the number one book of 2021 fiction and nonfiction It's 50% off for the holidays Now Amazon is very fickle They could change that in 15 minutes So I want to strongly encourage you to get over there if that's what you want to do for Christmas Hanukkah just started Happy to my Jewish friends Hanukkah has started Christmas is 26 days away by my calculation So everything is appearing now 50% off for a copy of American Marxism If you wanted to give a gift it's $14 off in other words it costs $14 You can't get a fast food meal for two people for $14 So now is the time to jump in if you have not I'm quite serious
Keep the Movement Going: Buy and Share 'American Marxism'
"One I want to keep this movement going ladies and gentlemen The movement that you and I know exists under the radar they were now and then we show some ankle Even our Friends on TV and on radio they don't acknowledge it but that's okay They react to it And I'll react We're in this baby We're on the front lines where the point of the spear you and me all of us Those of you who have not acquired your copies of American Marxism please do As soon as possible or get the audio or however doesn't matter whatever platform will ever form I was in Costco today for my regular hot dog and I want to salute kashka This book's been out now over three and a half months and Costco still has it on its table In Costco rarely ever does that Rarely And I want to salute yes Amazon Amazon is kept stocked up Barnes and noble Walmart has done a fantastic job Sam's And BJ's and all of them They've been absolutely superb So the books are there for now Then about the supply chain stuff I told you about paper It's no joke It's no head fake There really is a paper issue Let's toilet paper paper towels or paper for books So I want to encourage you to act I want to keep this movement going This is our way of trying to defend the country internally Most of us are not in the military overseas Most of us are not police officers or in law enforcement And we're not even talking about that kind of defense We're talking about defense in a republic As civilians
"costco" Discussed on Doughboys
"5 forks. Who listens to the podcast? Excalibur, but again, you're a genius. Costco? We talked about it. LA doesn't really have a pizza culture. So yeah. Kind of is this. So if I were to base it exclusively on yesterday's visit, it would be bleak. But I've got maybe not wider esque affinity to Costco, but still an affinity to Costco. It holds a special place in my heart. It's a place where you can get two gallons of bourbon and a slice of pizza and you're out of the door for 40 bucks. And so. This is informed by my past experiences at Costco, but I will give it three and a half. Wow. Wow. Good score. But unfortunately, outside the hallowed halls of the golden plate club, mister slice, what do you think? Well wise, I was thinking of being a heel like hungry Henry. Be a great heel. But and given a 3.99, just to but you know what? Excalibur did the work for me. My experience this time was not great. I don't have as much experience as you do wags. Yeah. So I mean, obviously I didn't get to have the chicken bake, which I had before and I did really like. And I think look, the thing that really pushes it up is that I got all those ice cream sundae at churro, a hot dog and a drink in a smoothie and that was all like 9 bucks, which is a good deal, you know? But the hot dog didn't really hit in the churro was good but could have been better. The ice cream was maybe my bite of the night wags. Man, I don't know, this is hard for me to do, but I think I gotta go 3.75 forks for this for this outing. Three forks three times, boy. But a bummer, a bummer, but you know, that's how it is sometimes. That's how we roll sometimes in Doc dobrik fest 2021 and we'll take a break. We'll be back with more doughboys. You're fucking pissed. What's up everybody, it's your boy, mister slice, and I want to talk to you about today's sponsor candid. There's a specialist for just about everything, right? When your car breaks down, you go to the mechanic. When there's a problem with your shower, you know, you're doing something there..
"costco" Discussed on Doughboys
"I'm doing on spec. I'm not getting paid for it, but I'm hoping Costco ads. Yeah. There was a huge line of the gas station on my way out too. That was the other thing at the end of the year even after they were closed. It was just a, I don't know if that stays open or what the deal is. Is it always open? But there was a lot of there was a lot of people just waiting waiting in a huge, huge line to get the Costco gas up. I guess it saves you that you must be saving stuff if people are out there waiting for it. So we actually had a similar discussion because there was a gargantuan line for Costco gas. But even if you save 30 cents a gallon, is 25 minutes of your time in the Costco gas line worth four bucks. Right. No. The answer is simple. $4 to not do a lot of things. Waiting in line. If I could skip a line for $4, of course I would. Oh yeah, why is my experience with Costco like on a busy night, I wasn't as into it, but I know that you upgraded your membership. Is that correct? That's right. I did, yes, I upgraded to executive membership recently. Dear God, you know, look, the sales lady explained to me how much money I'd be saving. And it was, again, no brainer. So yeah, check out the Kirkland signature executive membership at your local Costco. Maybe the right fit for you and your family. Oh God. You know, you mentioned the families there on a Saturday night having a cheap meal. I mean, that's kind of one of the things I miss about the, that is disappointing about going members only is that, you know, I would do because my schedule is flexible. I could go midday during a weekday. And you would see like construction workers and. Landscaping guys. Like all their just filling up filling, you know, getting a really filling lunch for like 5 bucks. And that's really hard to do. I mean, especially in Southern California. And to have that kind of go away. Yes, these guys could theoretically get a Costco membership. But are you going to pay 60 bucks a year just to get a dollar 50 hot dog? Or are you going to go somewhere else? Yeah. Yeah. That is a bummer and understand the economic reality that led them to do that, but yeah, you're absolutely right. There's this, that's happened to a couple places a couple of local places near where I live. Like one was like this Chinese restaurant that had family own Chinese restaurant that had a really cheap lunch special and you'd always see working class people having taken their lunch break there and then it just closed and they're just gonna turn it into condos like everywhere. Same thing's happening with this burger stand. Yeah, it's a bummer when you see those options disappearing and all that's left is chains. But yeah, I agree. I wish I wish they'd just reopen it to everyone. Because also, I don't know how much money they were even losing to non members lining up. You still have to go out of your way to go there. I don't like members only. I don't like the idea of it. It's snooty to me. Yeah, although in fairness, you're wearing the jacket. The Costco members only jacket. Yeah. That Kirkland. I'd wear one of those. Members only finale of The Sopranos, great episode. I like the finale of this approach. Right. Me too. I don't remember is only as a concept and I love it. I don't like it. A grocery store? I don't know. I don't know why. Well, you know, look, is it a deciding factor? We're gonna find out we should get to our final thoughts. On this week's chain, Costco, specifically hot dogs, although we can talk about sides and drinks as well. And look, I'll go first because I think, you know, I think everyone knows my leanings. Everyone knows I'm a Costco fanatic. I upgraded the executive membership as you mentioned. I have a Kirkland signature sweatshirt I got. That's nice and it's very comfortable. And I wear it proudly. So, you know, even just having the bun, it's still a good deal. It's still not a terrible deal to get a bun and a soda for a dollar 50. Are you sure? Both of those things are the cheapest items on a restaurant menu. That was pure profit for them. Look, if you go to Carl's junior hardee's and you buy just a soda, how much is that gonna cost you? You know, like, you get a fountain drink in it and a bun for a dollar 50, but also, but hey, if you're eating the hot dog, that's an unbeatable value. And I just like Costco's food offerings. How was the bun? That was a good bun. As I mentioned, I like the sesame seeds. Quality bun. Oh, one of the better buns I've had thus far. And so I'm not going below 5 forks, 5 forks for me for Glasgow. Excalibur don't let me buy us you too much, but it sounds like you had something of a down outing. What was your experience and what's your forks? Don't let me buy you too much. By the way, I'll go first. What the fuck? How are you not supposed to buy him? No, I'm not just saying I wanted to. There's no suspense for what I mean. Of course I'm gonna go 5 forks. It's like you reviewing what's that fucking Boston pizza place you love? Regina, what? That's right. It's like you with Regina. You don't know the name of Regina? Fucking spot you drag me to? Regina. That's right. Dear lord. No, everyone knows you're gonna give it 5 forks. Everyone.
"costco" Discussed on Doughboys
"Go a lot, we went a little bit. I feel like probably when I was like, in elementary or middle school when it was maybe, you know, that was the thing to do when we were buying a bunch of stuff wholesale. And to me, that is like just being in there seeing so many so many families it was just felt like such a family thing. And I don't have any kids or wife, Wally. Whoopie and grandma are my children. I did say Wally. Am I penalized for that? We'll take it up with a commish. What is the penalty? I don't know. Does he have any authority? You're the one that I'm pretty sure you have to pay him in half of it goes to a charity and half of it goes to him. Jesus Christ. I don't know about this arrangement. So, you know, so when I buy stuff at Costco just will ask me for it's just right. It's too much. But when I was in there, like, even in line when I was getting my food, there was like two kids and their dad in front of me and then when I sat down, there was like a family eating at the table and I was like, oh, you can just get people are just eating their Saturn, and I dinner here for cheap. It makes me and the kids seem to the kids are so excited. That's huge. Yeah. The kids were excited about getting chicken bakes, I heard them I overheard them talking. I was the creepy guy behind him listening in on the conversation. And so I get it, you know what I mean? Like it was exciting going to BJ's when I was younger just because their samples, which at the moment that's kind of gone away. But, you know, just trying some stuff at BJ's and walking around and getting like 400 gatorades or whatever. That's fun. It's fun to do that. So I didn't have any relationship with Costco or the food counter. But I was always, I always, you know, if there was a Pizza Hut in target or something, like that's always fun to me. I always like seeing a little food country in a place where you don't expect it. No, I'm with you. That's great for a kid. Excalibur, did you have a relationship with Costco growing up? No, I think Costco came to Detroit, probably when I was around 1617. So you know, it was a little late for me to have those kind of found childhood memories. We had a place called Gordon food service, which was more didn't have all the non food items of Costco, but it was like kind of like a warehouse club grocery store where you could get a 35 pound bag of rice or something where, you know, like a larger items in bulk, I guess, precursor to Costco. 35 35 pound bag of rice last me about a week. Me Whoopi and grandma go through it pretty quickly. Meanwhile, those gatorades are just getting dusty on the shelf. That is what I was going to get when I was there. I was going to get some gatorades, but. It was like varieties of it was Gatorade zeros, which I was fine with. But the flavors, I was like, I don't want these flavors of Gatorade zeros and then had to have fucking 40 of each. I just don't I don't need that. But that was gonna do some of my own chopping and put it on the doughboy skirt, but I didn't do that. And I did the I did the self checkout wise which I had never done there before. And I didn't have my card. So that was a whole Costco card. I didn't have my Costco card. I had my number. I had my Costco number, but I was at checkout in the lady. I just got in because I showed the guy at the front of my phone 'cause it was my number and then he just clicked me in and I was like, all right, and then at the end, they had to go and get my number and the lady had to put it into the checkout. It was a whole pain in the ass. It's an ordeal. I would say this is a pro tip to anyone out there who's a Costco member and regular shopper. Get the Costco Visa..
"costco" Discussed on Doughboys
"AEW? I'll talk to Tony. Let's see what we can do. Okay, not a no. Yeah. All right, yeah, all right. That's pretty good. Okay. I mean, what capacity? I mean, why is that where managers, if we were like, it's funny because we were like, if we were trying to be heels, we just start crying when we were cutting promos. The audience would be able to see right through us. I mean, I can't be threatening. Yeah, I don't know. I'm hungry, Henry, maybe one appearance. That might be it for us. I don't know if I don't know if honestly, now that I've thought through, I don't think we are worth anything. We don't have a role beyond beyond fandom. We could be we could be a spectator that got punched in the head. Like we could be seeing like that like a wrestler gets mad at us and punch them. I mean, even that would do a bad job with, so. Well, maybe when the olive oil covered crowbar slips out of hungry Henry's hands, you can see where it lands. I'm the audience where it lands on my head. Yeah, I think I can. I think if excalibur pitched the doughboys to Tony Khan, he'd get the same answer that the Costco guy got from the CEO. I will kill you. Or just a simple, huh? Who? I went to the Marina del Rey Costco, which is kind of my home Costco. And so the one thing about Costco was the food court has required membership for a couple of years now, which is a bummer. It used to be able to accept all comers, but this is one of their cost saving measures. And they got a few different things. You know, Mitch you know in the year of our lord 2021, no meat shall I eat? I am not eating hot dogs from hot dog month. I am vegetarian. But I did still get the hot dog and soda combo, which is a buck 50. It's a steamed dog. It's a very good quality Kirkland dog. I took it home loose to my wife. And I had a bun. Why don't you just tell us your bun? A lot of these places are not going to just sell you a bun. At Costco, it's so and also it's such a great value. And now, you know what? Nellie cooked up the hot dog. She ate it. Why don't you just work too hot dog? So you give her a hot dog in a bun with a loose hot dog. She wanted just the meat. She's not like gonna have the bun. She wanted just the meat. No, that's like the perfect snack for her. I don't like you run around town with fucking loose hot dogs. I don't like it. I don't have them in my pocket. It's trapped in foil. I'm not a fucking maniac. It's a great bun from Costco. I'll say this. It's got sesame seeds on it. I really like it and it's a great delivery system for the dog if you actually eat the dog. But the bun on its own, I thought was nice and I got a Sierra mist with that and it was a good soda. Mitch, what did you do hot dog wise from Costco? I got myself a hot dog. I got a hot dog, I got the hot dog meal. All right, so this is how it started off for me. I went to the I went to the Costco and denim. Where is denim relative to you? Denham, denham, sorry, not denham. Damn near killed him. It was just waiting there. Denim is there's legacy place at denim. You know, what is denim good for? I mean, what is there to say about denim? I don't know. My ex-boyfriend's family lives there. Oh. That's like that place. It's a pretty little, it's just like a classic Massachusetts New England town suburb. Yeah. Yeah, it's fine. And I drove whatever the 25 minutes over there to denim, not done him. I was going to say that I like a good den ham, though. I like to have one more. Nice juicy, ram and my dad. But I drove over there and I was on the phone with my friend. And I see that I just was like, I wonder what time they close. It's 5 45. I look it closes at 6. So I see this. I get freaked out because I was just sitting in the car taking my time. I didn't care. And I had to run in there and it was fucking soap packed wags. It was packed to the gills because it was, was it Friday afternoon? It was like Friday night before a close, you know what I mean? So it was just, it was packed with people. It's a zoo always at Costco, but especially so on the weekends. But is this just to be clear? This is one of the locations where the food court is indoors. Yes. Yeah, okay, got it. Which is also was actually what it was a Saturday at almost 6 p.m.. So that's even worse. Just everyone's off work. People are all there and it was there was a holiday the next Monday, so I feel like so I feel like people were just all over the place. And I didn't know what to do, so I went to the food court that was indoors first because I didn't want to because I also had to pick up hot dogs. I had to pick up Kirkland signature hot dogs for spoiler alert for a double that we're going to do are already have done. I don't know what fucking order we're in. But it'll be next week. All right, we'll be out next week. So I had to pick up some hot dogs from Costco. And so I was like, I'm just gonna run the risk of not getting those hot dogs and eating at the just eating at the food court. That's the assignment. That's the right move. I will just say real quick Mitch that that food court will close abruptly at closing. So if you're there, you know, they'll just they'll lower the window on you. They're ready to get out of there, right at 6 p.m.. So yeah, that was the right move. Well, I made the right move. I got in that line and it was a pretty it was a pretty it was a pretty thick line. And I thick line. Long line. Okay. It was a girthy line, and..
"costco" Discussed on Doughboys
"We're here with our guest excalibur discussing this week's chain Costco for dog dobar fest 2021. Costco founded in 1983 Kirkland Washington. San Diego based price club in 1993. Yeah, not that old. Price club creates it. It merged with price club in the 90s, and then now they're one company. Has over 800 locations where much older. I'm not much older. If you were dating Costco, it would be like a winter spring relationship. What is that called? May December? May December? Yeah there it is. Their hot dog combo is famously a dollar and 50 cents, and I have this quote in the intro, but I'll say it for you guys. This is a quote from the CEO. I came to Jim Senegal, the founder of Costco once and I said, Jim, we can't sell this hot dog for a buck 50. We are losing our rear ends. And he said, if you raise the effing hot dog, I will kill you. Figure it out. So that was over ten years ago. The hot dog's still a buck 50. This is the company you love so much where you threaten to kill the person. It was in good fun. Do you really get the good fun from the context of the written word? It could have been a really heated conversation. Yeah, I guess it could have been very harsh violent threat from a soup. I mean, every time I say it to you on here, I mean it sincerely. Let's talk hot dogs generally. Excalibur went are you a hot dog fan? Do you have any hot dog favorites? I am a tubed meat enthusiast. I love almost any and all hot dogs, sausages, bratwurst, whatever you got given to me, and I'll take them. I grew up in Detroit. And so I have an affinity for the Coney Island, the chili dog with just a little bit of onion a little bit of mustard. To me, that's the thing that tastes like home. And so if I travel in every week for TV and if I lay over in Detroit, I always make an effort to go and get at least one Coney dog, just while I'm there. Wow. Yeah. Do you have a favorite spot for a Detroit Coney dog? So the big debate is Lafayette versus American. Those are the two original places. I guess I come from an American Coney Island household. And so that for me is good. I grew up there was a place called national Coney Island that was right by right by my dad's house. And so. Oh, yes. When I'm when I go back to visit him, that's usually on either on the way to his house from the airport around the way to the airport. That's my first and last stop. And sometimes both, so it's not something that you can really exist out here in California, though. There was some guy like 15 years ago, actually opened a Detroit Coney Island place like on sunset in LA. And the business model to me didn't make any sense because it was this very hyper regional food item and he imported Detroit beer or not imported. But you know what I mean? You've had it shipped in. And it was open for like, I don't know, 18 months, maybe two years. It's like, this guy must have lost his ass on that place, but oh man. Yeah. Yeah. I love the idea of trying to like, you know, bring the food sensibilities of other cities to LA, but it feels like it's a tough, it doesn't translate a lot of the time, which is sad to me. Sometimes it does. There's some that take off, but there's a lot of them don't work for whatever reason. Well, the Coney dog is I think so, so Midwest regional and it's also a thing I think that even confuses someone if you're not from there because you're like, wait, I thought Coney Island was in New York and it was like, no, the Coney dog is a style of dog that's in, you know, that's in the Midwest national Coney Island Mitch we reviewed when we did our show and wrote a couple of years ago. Yeah. At a lovely place. I will say they are confusing. It is like a, it's a Greek restaurant that has like a Greek salad and fries, but then like the Coney dog is the big thing to get. It was a confusing like I didn't understand when I went in there. I didn't know what I was getting into, really. And I enjoyed it quite a bit. I know that there was a Detroit style dog place in LA to wags and I don't know if that is still open. I think for LA more so there's like the trends of, you know, like Detroit pizza is a trend now, and now there's a bunch of pop up places that have Detroit pizza and things like that. And more so if you do like taste the Chicago or whatever, I feel like it's harder to make a thing like that. Work in LA, if it's like a specific except for that red except for Sonny McLean's, which is just drinking. It's just a bar. Yeah, that's just a bar. This is a bar. That's known for hot dogs. Not known for anything. But a lot of the what I think of Detroit now, I just think it Detroit pizza after buddies and jets. I still don't even think of the dogs. Yeah, Detroit pizza, I think now is having a kind of to borrow a phrase a moment. It's like nationally, it seems like that there's Detroit pizza popping up all over the place. And especially now that the chains are,.
"costco" Discussed on Doughboys
"They would, they would make a chicken breast like a charcoal briquette. It was awful. But they were the only caterers that we could get at the beginning of the pandemic. And they, I guess, you know, we just we just had them. So we had to eat this terrible catering for 16 months. Every single week. And a lot of people actually just once things started opening up a little, would actually like Uber eats stuff to the building in an effort to not eat the free food. It was that bad. Wow. Also, also these guys had these are like huge Trump voter guys that were like where like their maga hats and stuff. And then we have a pretty good first yeah, the caterers. And we have a pretty pretty diverse roster of talent. We have. Trans people, gay people, people of color, all this sort of stuff. And they're just serving food to sunny kiss, who is gender gender neutral or gender fluid. And I'm wondering, what are they thinking, what is sunny thinking? All this stuff 8 and it was so not only were they awful people, but the food was terrible too. Oh my God, that sucks. Well, maybe they took it from Trump likes a steak well done, which is one of the psycho psycho personality traits about him is that he likes a steak. Well done with ketchup with ketchup. Yeah. Which maybe, maybe it's the Trump school of cooking, where the chicken was just extra well done. Which is the, which is the worst. That's when a chicken is dried out like that. It's terrible. Yeah. You were living. So I have more important questions. You wear a mask during broadcasts. And how is it eating through the mask? Is that difficult? Are you getting, see, I told you why because it was more important question. This is a more important question now. This is just what you want to know. The Mandalorian question. Probing hard hitting topics. The thing about the mask is it has terrible peripheral vision. And so I mean, literally, anything below my straight ahead of me, I can't see. So when I do have to eat with the mask on, I have to physically turn my neck downward and look at my plate in order to get my or else it just gets everywhere and it's terrible. And oftentimes, people have come up to me and extended extended their hand to a handshake or whatever. And I'm just looking at them like a completely oblivious because the peripheral vision I can't even see their hand up. Actually, I did that to see him punk on TV the other week. So a lot of people think you're a true asshole. Yeah. I mean, think and know, but. That's no good, so yeah, if you're you put something up to your mouth, you realize you grab a chicken wing off of JR's plate. That could cause trouble. Oh, it's not. I don't want to take anything off jars plate. He's a senior guy at the booth, man. He gets first dibs on it all. Well, now that that important question out of the way, you also are, you live in San Diego, correct? You're in San Diego area. Yeah. And we talked burritos a little bit. Are you a burrito fan? Are your California burrito fan? And I know that we already talked about some of your favorite burritos, but let's go over it again because this was private talk. This was without wax. I am a burrito fan. I love I do love a California burrito. There's no shortage of great burritos here in San Diego. But I would say I definitely prefer tacos to two burritos. Burritos obviously much easier on the go. You're eating in your car. It's better better than trying to get four or 5 tacos in your mouth while you're right. Yeah, yeah. Burritos just said to me, I mean, look, I know you're a taco fan. I'm a taco man. Yeah. But burritos if it's a good, I think that the issue is, is that sometimes you're just not sure if you can get a terrible taco is like tossing the trash. It's a bad meal. You know what I'm saying? Well, I think the ish to excalibur's point. I think that a burrito in and of itself is a meal. Whereas a taco like, you know, you know, honestly, it's kind of like hot dogs. It's like how many hot dogs comprise a meal? I feel like I need probably. I need at least two, maybe three, and with tacos we're talking, you know, four top, I guess we get a three taco combo maybe with beans and rice or with chips, that's maybe a meal, but I feel like I need three or four just as tacos on their own. If we're talking the soft shell corn tortillas, one taco is disappointing. You know, that's, you know, you gotta have three, I think, is the minimum for a taco order. But here's what I like is that about the taco is that the protein really shines. And so if you get like a good like Al pastor or like a good languid, it's just like, oh man, this is the best vehicle for it. Just like a small little cradle of tortilla and then whatever salsa you wanna put on it and some maybe some cilantro onions. It's so good. Do you have a favorite type of taco? I love just a nice fish taco. There's a place down in Bonita, which is not too far from the border called TJ oyster bar. And they've got two locations about a quarter mile from one another. There's one that it's just kind of like a lunch counter. And then they opened up a one that's like quarter mile away that's more of a sit down restaurant. But the lunch counter, they have, I think the best fish tacos in the city. And then they also have fried oyster tacos, which are amazing and all their salsa. Every Mexican restaurant, you know, like a family in Mexican restaurant that has their own kind of salsa recipe. But I really love the TJ oyster bar salsa. Sounds awesome. Wow. Yeah, that sounds great. We're gonna get back down that way. Mom?.
"costco" Discussed on Doughboys
"To our world. It's so excited to have you. I was talking about with you a little bit before while we're waiting for Mitch to join us with his tuna sandwich that he's still eating. But I think I can speak for both of us in that you are a big part of how we both were both lapsed wrestling fans were lapsed wrestling fans, as an old school WCW fan, Mitch was a WWE fan. And that was me. Attitude era, and you via PWG, which got me back into wrestling and got us both back into wrestling and aw, which got us back into wrestling following wrestling every week. Like you're such a huge part of that. So we have you to thank for getting us back into this world. Well, I mean, it's great to have you guys back and it's great to have all these fans that wrestling with something that they enjoyed, maybe when they're high school, early college days, and life catches up with everybody and now that people have got time and there's an engaging product out there. I think it's awesome that people are coming back to wrestling. And you know, that was kind of the goal for AEW. One of the goals for AEW is to bring back those fans. And so it's really cool to hear that it's working. And you know, I mean, also, on a personal level, PWG was promotion that I helped found in LA in 2003 and the fact that it's still running and that it's people that people still want to come almost 20 years later. It's mind boggling to me. So it's really been awesome ride. Yeah, we started coming Nicki. You went to a show I believe before I did, but we started coming closer. Everybody Mike Carlson, yeah, everybody Mike Carlson was taking us to PWG shows. Which is basically you got to see this thing. And he was right. I'm glad I did. It was great. Yeah, there was that lesion hall up in receipt of the rally. I mean, there was a hint of air conditioning, but that was about it. And we would be it would be a hundred and 105° in the afternoon and then in the building it would somehow be a 120° and we'd pack 500 people in there. And then you could have you'd have guys wrestling for 30 minutes and just like busting their ass and then the ambient temperature of the building just continues to rise throughout the night. And these guys are putting on world class performances in front of 500 lucky fans. It's just wild. Yeah, absolutely amazing. Those older shows. Yeah, I just remember fans bringing their own beer pitchers because they didn't have all the glassware there. So, you know, you could bring a pitcher and pay it for them to fill it up. But yeah, it was a really unique space. Bad info for you to find out why. Did you just have your picture on you anyways? Just kept this in my trunk. Yeah. Yeah, the men's room there. It always felt like it was the men's room of the boys room of a condemned middle school. It was like there was such a grimy feel to everything there, but it was so awesome to have so much character and those shows were incredible. Yeah, and the legion hall and receipt of sadly is no longer with us. Right now. Finally, it had been condemned and then knocked down. I think they were turning it into a retirement home. But we've actually we're in downtown LA now at the globe theater, which is such a huge upgrade. It's got a state of the art sound system LED, giant LED screen that we just feel like spoiled children going from the place where there was literally black mold in the ceiling and also in an artillery shell from Vietnam that was in the ceiling that somebody forgot about for 35 years. So that's God. That's what was in receipt. That's fucking wild. I never went to the bathroom at the Rashida shows, but I did in the globe theory. It's very nice wives. You've been with me. I have stomach issues, so I always say. Well, not into the bathroom with you. Are you suggesting? No, it's kind of like these girlfriends of doughboys listeners. I made you come downstairs and wait outside the stall. Why is I have always said this, but, you know, you.
Why Is There a Backlog at Ports, Rail Yards, and the Roads?
"And so I look at the daily mail here America's bare shelves Walmart and Costco limit toilet paper sales While toy companies weren't parents their kids Christmas gifts won't arrive in time thanks to backlog at ports rail yards and on the roads Why is there a backlog at ports rail yards and on the roads Why Why is it happening now They're going to blame the virus And I'm blaming the virus I bla blame the reaction to the virus More and more mandates result in economic dislocation In this case job dislocation Job dislocation Before there were vaccines we thanked God For the men and women the heroes that were trucking products across the country they're unloading trucks loaning trucks that were growing our food that were putting our food on our grocery store shells We thank God for those people We thank God for the nurses and the doctors And the medical assistance Before the re vaccines who kept this country running for the police officers who kept us safe And now we've said to everybody including them if you're not vaccinated you're out They weren't vaccinated before They weren't vaccinated before but now they must be
Limits On Toilet Paper And Cleaning Supplies Are Back At Costco
"Go to costco or your local big box. Perhaps you got toilet paper on your list. Maybe some water cleaning supplies as well. But when you go to load up your car you see the signs that say two per customer or whatever. The limit is not as you might think. Thanks to reprise of the apocalyptic stockpiling early on in this thing. It's a supply chain again. But as marketplace's amanda peach reminds us limits on how much consumers can buy can backfire on retailers. Trying to sell it when there was a run on certain products in pandemic early days. The explanation was simple. Basically consumers freaked out. Ken boyer studies operations management at ohio state university and people heard. There's gonna be a shortage so they went to buy more but shortages now are much more about shipping delays and other supply chain constraints boyer says take toilet paper even if it's manufactured in the us the chemicals to make it might come from china or thailand. They're sitting on a boat. Offshore that becomes a delayed the toilet paper manufacturers sometimes. The shortage is in packaging or containers like cans for soda or bottles for water in melbourne. Florida alley strands. Saw a sign at the grocery store. At limiting the number of cases of water customers could purchase to to literally. My first thought was hurting. Strands checked her phone. No hurricane warnings so she thought what's going on with bottled water. She bought two cases and had her son. Do the same. You drink the bottle of water. But he was getting his shopping part for me. Because is there going to be a run on water. And that's why stores have to be careful about signaling. Shortages with product limits on we realize goods are scarce. They become more valuable to us. Care me. Burke is a behavioral economist with the university of southern california. I might not new toy right now. But i know toilet. Paper is scarce. So i may go stock up on it as much as i can at the moment. In burke says that unnecessary purchasing can add pressure to supply chains at exactly the wrong time. I'm amanda pitcher for
"costco" Discussed on The Drill Down
"That's what is that's a very very cliff notes. Version of what's going on here and disney of course wants to retain ownership of the rights. It has to all all things marvel. So that's we'll see how this plays out. This has been going on since the seventies when you had characters. Well he had this with a howard the duck which also became a movie where there's a big battle behind the creators of that and who owned it and in fact was a key was a caricature about a disney character. Being in a marvel. Comic is n- ongoing thing about what creators own when they're working for somebody else stocks drilling down on today. Let's start with costco. Costco trades under c. o. s. t. Cost shares rose three percent and gained thirty four percent in a year. What's new with costco. Well costco reported earnings and they reported what i thought was really strong quarter there. There's their sales growth sixteen percent. If you take out gas and foreign exchange which is just strong with gas and foreign exchange s- eighteen percent com sales for the stores up fifteen percent also a bigger and canada Up to twenty percent. Canada ecommerce up ten percents. Remember eleven percent. Remember where we were a year ago. Right where you had of people in the pandemic buying in bulk buying for home a great time for costco And one of the reasons things are better is inflation. And they're seeing prices come up with they're raising prices interesting stuff though because they're having trouble getting stuff and they're having trouble getting all kinds of things they're seeing inflation..
Retail: The Nightmare Before Christmas?
"Counting down to the most wonderful time of the year. There are fewer than one hundred fourteen days until santa comes to town but is christmas at risk this year problems piling up at the ports disrupting the global supply chain of massive labor shortage threatening retailers as aguirre for the critical holiday shopping season. And good luck getting that high tech toy this year. The chip crisis continues to cripple the industry. So with just one hundred fourteen days to go. Are we setting up for nightmare before christmas guy down. Me ball humbug. To that now. I mean nothing keeps the people from shopping for christmas. Quite frankly and i think this year is going to be another record year. You can talk about supply chain disruptions. What have you people will find a way nats. Just a question of what retailer is best suited. Obviously we've talked about williams-sonoma. I'm sure a lot of people wanna get that crock pot for their loved one. But that's a bit of a double top concerns me walmart. You can make a great case on valuation another situation where maybe we topped out a bit here. The one that sticks out like a sore thumb. Not that i suggest doing your christmas shopping there because i know you won't but costco jeffries just raised their price target. Today i think five fifty high in the street believe it or not costco and earnings in this holiday. Season is probably the one that shapes up the
'American Marxism' Continues to Fly off the Shelves
"It was in a Costco today. My local Costco, Leesburg, Virginia. Told you I go there about once a week to get a hot dog. And I was walk through there, You know, Keep my hat down. The other things I get from time to time I went through the book table there. And I want to thank them. Because there were a couple of stacks in my book, but it looks like you folks are very busy. Because there were a lot of new books, including from some of our friends, and there were a couple of stacks there and it didn't look like anybody was buying many of them. But when it came to American Marxism There were two stacks and they were half gone. And whether it's Costco or Barnes and Noble. Or WalMart. Target. Sam's Club. BJ's So many of you out there. And even most of all, Amazon I feel like we're making a lot of progress. I really do. I really do. I think will be at 900,000 and a couple of weeks. And maybe a month or so after that. I think we'll be at the At the Million mark. As I've told you, I think when we're at the million mark, that's where we're going to be. That is Then we've reached the pinnacle, hopefully more, But then we've reached the pinnacle. That means a million of you. A million of you have jumped in
Ex-LAPD Cop Charged With Manslaughter in Deadly off-Duty Costco Shooting
"Been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting at a Costco in Corona. Two years ago, Officer Salvador Sanchez was off duty when he shot and killed a man, he said it assaulted him. The man's parents were hurt in the shooting. Sanchez is facing felony charges of voluntary manslaughter and assault with a semi automatic firearm. One of the women who was
Ex-LAPD Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Connection With Deadly Costco Shooting
"Facing manslaughter charges for the deadly shooting of a developmentally disabled man and the wounding of his parents at a Costco in Corona while the officer was off duty two years ago, former officer Salvador Sanchez was arrested this morning and is facing felony charges of voluntary manslaughter and assault with a semi automatic firearm for the shooting. 32 year old Kenneth French was killed. Sanchez lawyers said he was holding his son and knocked to the floor, fearing for the safety of his son fired his weapon. Riverside County prosecutors have decided not to charge Sanchez and Sanchez lawyer says the charges are politically motivated by the state attorney general in Chicago this weekend.
Cashier at Costco Mistreats Patriot Buying Copies of 'American Marxism'
"I have a neighborhood watch meeting tonight and I wanted to hand out your books, right? I'm a huge fan. Huge fan. Thank you. I got 10 10 bucks in my basket. Got a package of water and I got a little box of chips so I can take to the meeting. So I get up to the register, and the cashier asked me for an ID, and they scared my Costco card, right Executive membership card. And then she has the audacity to ask me why Wife? Uh, Exactly why they made me feel like a criminal mark and You know, it dawned on me Why, and I asked her is it because of the books? And she's Oh, no, no, no, It's our policy. Mark will have been shopping at Costco forever. Mark. I've never been asked for an I D. I've never been asked for an idea. I slip in there to get one of those hot dogs all the time. Exactly exactly. It was strange. We're out here in Los Angeles. But, you know, we we love you, man. And I wanted you to hear about the stories. I was absolutely amazed by what had happened. You know, it's not right. I I want to thank you. No doubt in my mind. It was because of your books. Well, I I want to thank you for doing what you're doing with your community now. And did you get the books or did they stop you from taking the books? I assume they let you get the book? Oh, no, sir. No, no, I got the bus. No, they would do. Yeah, I got the books. I'm an executive member there in Costco. So I went ahead and, you know, finish my purchase. But I was really upset. Call corporate file the complaint stuff like that and stuff. But I do have to tell you, Anthony. They have been so far. Good to us. They have ordered a significant number. I don't know what was going on with that cashier there. For that particular Costco
Caller Concerned Inflation, Higher Priced Goods Will Get Worse Under Biden
"It. But Venezuela has arrived. And Leesburg, Virginia, My husband went to Costco last night here. By five. Okay? Hybrid by for his birthday, our tradition to grill for his birthday. Usually they're $40. Yesterday. They were $90. Wow. We did not have rib eyes last night. It's happening that's like almost double in price, and I'm very scared that it's just going to get worse and worse. I don't want to upset you, but it's definitely going to get worse and you can already see it as I say. People tell me they drive into McDonald's. You can't get anything for really Maybe one meal. A small meal for five bucks used to be able to get a lot for five bucks. You see, the cost of labor is going through the roof in order to keep people working. Even low skilled or no skilled labour because they're competing with the federal welfare state now. That is your tax dollars, So that's driving up prices. There's shortages of items that's driving up prices. And of course, inflation is driving up prices. I went also in Leesburg. To a gas station called sheets and I went to fill up my car. And the the premium price was unbelievable yet it's shot way up and it's not just them. I don't blame them. It's because we were energy independent. Prior to this man taking over and moving into the Oval Office. We're not energy independent anymore. You know, OPEC is back in action. And, of course, Russia gets their pipeline. What do you call these people? If you don't calm, American Marxist, What do you call them? Stupid? He's got dementia. Come on, folks.
Thank You to Bookstores Holding 'American Marxism'
"Way, I want to thank all the great retailers out there. All the great retailers that sell books. As far as I know. Have been very generous with their shelf space. And have a significant inventory. Whether it's Barnes and over books, a million or Costco or all the others. Independent bookstores, too. So it's available. We can't accuse anybody of Of hiding them or not providing them. Hundreds of thousands of copies of the book. Now have you noticed something? Ladies and gentlemen? There's almost no reporting on this. So We were huddling here and talking. What will the response to the left will be the response to the left will be either to try and ignore them. Just stop saying Doctor touch some anything. Or let's trash the hell out of it. So far, it's the former
'American Marxism' Will Be Available Wherever You Get Your Books
"So I want to encourage you. Have this book show up at your house tomorrow or your place of business tomorrow or your workplace tomorrow. This order it online. And after tomorrow that is Excuse me. After today and starting tomorrow, the book will be available in Costco. Barnes and Noble. Wal Mart. Supposed to be the airport outlets, but typically, it's not I don't know what they do hide them in the back. All the warehouse stores. Books, a million all the independent bookstores. Wherever you shop. That's where this book is supposed to be available. They're going to be 800,000 copies of this book out there, Mr Producer. Not all of them will be first edition. You want first edition. You've got to get in there. Now. Get in there tonight and order it online. Some point, it won't matter. Some point, it won't matter. And here's the thing. Once you're done with this book, you're going to feel really good about
Free Samples Are Back, But With Safety in Mind
"It's another sign of rebound from the pandemic free samples are back at supermarkets customers are again trying bite size pieces of food with safety in mind to try one thank you stores like Costco are feeling confident enough to bring back free samples Christian cruises with still entered supermarket in New York triple pack plexiglass on the demo stable because you know some people are still in a little under the fan site shopper Diane Lucas loves free samples simply because you get to taste what you're purchasing before you purchase did you miss it I absolutely did salmonella had no problem removing his mask and trying something new I use common sense in view the standard the standard looks like it's set up properly then I I feel safe Walmart Sam's club and target have returned to a very limited supply of pre sealed samples I'm a Donahue
"costco" Discussed on Hungry Girl: Chew The Right Thing!
"Known as hungry girl here with my good pals jamie and mikey. Hey guys how are you. We're good how about you good. Good to see you guys i. I am very much looking forward to this episode. Because i am extremely hungry as usual. Is that a big surprise. And this week we have a cosco hall. One of my favorites. Now what was the last time we did a costco hall. Maybe a solid rulings ago. Yeah wow i'm counting. They are coming fast and furious. But i have to say like costco has been really on it. They are like rivaling trader. Joes with what they're releasing the creativity of the product so every time. We're there every time. I'm there every time erin. Who shops for us. A lot is there. She's just like oh my gosh. There's so much costco stuff so like today's hall is totally packed. I mean i great stuff. I'm so excited i'm really. I have one particular item that i'm looking forward to do. You have like a favorite. I wonder i do. And i wonder if it's the same as mine. Shall we say it on the counter three. No it's not. it's not going to be the same. it was soon anyway. No we're gonna give away fine. We can't we can't okay. We'll reveal it as we go. I know what jamie jamie's is though. Yeah of what yours is lisa. I know for me and it's definitely not jamie's without a doubt jamie. It's okay that a lot of good stuff. Yeah let's do this before we have been..
"costco" Discussed on Mojo In The Morning
"To the right. I don't get the thing i don't get with with this guy in his obsession with costco is that i don't think he. He gets anything when he goes that he needs. He just buys random stuff and then he stuck at his house. Hoarding a bunch of random. Grab and he meets a person in every city and makes them drive him to all the like. I don't know who the dude was with them. In three different got the same guy to film him in three different stores. J. j. can't talk. I'm in line in anchorage alaska they had lobster here in. I'll fourteen on the end cap. Jay what's up. Are you at a costco right now. Law i'm just waking up jay question for you. Which cosco is the best costco in the world. Best costs gonna the world yes sir. All great Their own there. There's the best one. I don't know best one. They're all great. How many have you been to so far We're back to this. Oh god one hundred forty nine. I think wow who has. Who has the most unusual merchandise which costco carries the most. What surprised you walked in. Like the international ones have Hello a lot of stuff that we've never seen here in the us as amazing so you travel to other countries and they sell different things different things in different places in the building. Yes spike is talking about giving up his costco membership. ge. Because i don't have visa. He lost his visa card in his divorce. Yeah so what a mighty can use another card there can you. Can you talk cash. Who has a full hurries. Cash or doesn't count. Yeah you always use that by card. Don't do that all right. Oh okay all sounds so sad. I could go with you know. J. what what. I'll in costco. Is it where you can get a bread. Bread is always Either on the far wall the pharmacy or the front Like front to by the flower case. What what. I'll can you get Mechanic products like Tools and things usually three or four hours before the produce. Tell the secret about costco. What's a little secret strategy. They have to make us buy more things the way that set up. It's like a big old square like a. That's how i care set up to you. Know they want you get lost in their Let's not extravagant same. You walk through. Every i'll have you ever been lost may know you know you know your way. How much money do you spend a year. Costco arnold spend. That much is because you charge your friends the money like you do with me. I pass out the close to you guys. He he'll randomly send me. Hey i just bought something on your costco membership because i was stupid enough during the five craziness. We're gonna we're friends. He's not like that because we're friends. You can just put stuff on my count. You needed that stuff. Do you know how much how much hand sanitizer i have my house and butler and that's a good sign that stuff too all. Listen we're going to let you go because we're running late but we will talk to you. Talk to you soon okay. Twelve right next to each whenever he hangs up the phone. Gotta go gotta go gotta go gotta go gotta go..
"costco" Discussed on Mojo In The Morning
"Less of certification and he probably paid more. Okay all right. So that's that's what you look at i to me i mean you. I don't know the difference in this. I do know this that the more expensive the diamond the more expensive. The insurance has to be on the diamond. So it'd be nice not to have that. But sean you actually purchased your your wife's ring at sam's club is that right yes. I purchased my wife ring. At sam's club and i actually got it appraised at a different place A couple of months later in it appraised for two thousand dollars more than i actually pay. That's amazing i. I was pretty excited with that. So it pays to by the way did you when you purchased it. did you. also by like a five pack of t-bone steaks or did you get the big thing of hamas. I'm sure it was something toilet paper. Did you get big giant thing and toilet paper to. I'm sure i did. Sean did you. Did your wife have any problem with you. Getting the ring at sam's club. No she actually was mind blown. When i told her where i got Absolutely lottery we did by the wedding fan at like a jewelers. Or whatever i mean. She loved her ring very nice. Thank you for. Walk mind blown. Yeah thank you guys michael. What are the diamonds called that That are like the not really diamonds. But what are they. They're lab lab-grown dining. Okay is that that might be what is texting and please forgive me. If i'm saying it wrong i don't know moisture night voicing we're getting like one hundred is that what it is at least google. I just googled it. And yeah that's right. They're the ones mo. Joe was talking about right. Yeah that's that's not all diamonds. That's the big deal right now. Designers are grown so the designers are doing this now in a lot of the designers that you know you can get regular jewelry. Stores are saying that majority of people that are in their twenties and thirties. Don't want to spend crazy money for diamonds. Not only that. The way they're doing is making it more affordable by doing these these lab grown diamonds might have been a lot of millennials are also socially conscious and they don't wanna mind grown diamond. That has a natural diamond that has been mined and non ethically. I appreciate your phone. Call david what's up. Dave ed okay. In one of my many rabbit holes with youtube come across video where he was taking like three examples of diamonds. The same. cut the fame clarity the same care from like casco and sam's club and tiffany and you can get the same exact diamond without the blue box and all that for way way cheaper. But it's exactly the same cut clarity and care if you just shop around and do your research yup. Oh there's a big yeah and even if you took the same exact stone to a couple of different appraisers they're gonna give you different numbers. It's it's such an arbitrary thing it just really comes down to does. Does the woman want to wear it on her finger. Every more does she like it gets the imposed. Yeah high maintenance. She's the type of person that goes to. That's write expensive too expensive balloons. I've never dated her either. But i would definitely never date spike. Is it bad that if you're going to get ring costco. I just demand you to bring snacks with goldfish question with some hot dog taco best pizza ever the pizza at costco solution bill. What's happening or aaron. I'm sorry would add abba. Oh hi so. I was just Mentioning that. I remember episode on oprah like probably a decade ago or more now where they were interviewing bill and melinda gates and She was saying how weird it was having a receipt where it had a diamond ring and like economies cereal on it where they purchase it when they were cusco. I just i it's interesting. You say that. Because i looked at you i was looking at that interesting. There's a couple of people saying that. Warren buffett's the person that That told him. Oh yeah cosco that told him to go get it at costco. I mean warren buffett's millionare's rich penny pinchers. You know we're looking for sales. Do you guys ever see the close at warren buffett. Where like it looks like. He wears the same clothes all the time. Yeah mcdonalds mark zuckerberg is like that and then member. Who's the apple. Steve jobs only wore the black turtleneck in the khaki pants and he said i have too many meetings. I can't be worried about a decision every morning about what to wear so he would almost wear uniform like the same thing all the time. is what Let me ask you this question. Erin if your guy gave you a ring from cosco what else would you want him to purchase. Besides that ring would you want him to get the dino chicken tenders that are in the frozen food second. My three and five year old definitely would want that. I might have to leave costco. You guys i am the biggest fan in the world. I might say goodbye. Stop your membership. So as part of my divorce had to get new credit card. I just realize it got mastercard but need a visa card for costco membership. David exclusive deal aso now. My only other option. If i was still shop there is actor right a personal check card. Who's 'cause i just got rid of the visa card. I understand but yeah going to get card justice shop at one zero casco never do it. No i'm not gonna talk co visa card. You get three percent. Why did you not fighting the divorce for the costco membership. Because i wasn't thinking of that. When i got the new card and i got mastercard. I can't believe you you had to close that account. But they said. I can write a personal check. Who does that. Who are those people that hold up line and who even carries a checkbook around well. I don't understand who doesn't have a visa. If you don't have a visa card a mastercard they do the same thing everywhere else in the world except for my stupid cosco. Did you have an american express card back in the day. Disco had the americans. Yeah i did. We'll get rid of that. You don't need it anymore. I did. I know but it's time for you. You can't do this. Spike is the biggest costco fan. This would be. You can use any debit card. She oh there you go. You can use a debit debit card. Man we'll get the point. We'll have to wait your competitive points. What are the points. I don't even know what the points do. I got three percent cashback. So ever i would get a check for like eight hundred dollars at the end of the year for free. Because it's all the money. I shop a costco. So how does that work by the way so get who gets. Who gets the money back at the end of the year. Are we net. That's that's why we close at a cow. We're not sharing finances anymore. Are you going to negotiate though that you get the. Don't get the costco cash now. If you close the account y- it's the end of the year you lose all that money. Yeah a why would a left. It's financially nonsense month. You financially smarter you by the way i tell you. I've never met anybody that's more excited about going to costco. Actually know jay came buddy. J. is the only other person that's more excited. He travels the world to go to cosco. He's been he's been no one hundred and fifty austin indiana. I'm at number one hundred and fifteen. And i you know. He's showing the video. You could have filmed all of those in madison heights. They're all the same. They all look the same inside. They layers they are not yeah. He's like this. One has the produce aisle on the left. When you walk in most of them make you turn.
"costco" Discussed on Mojo In The Morning
"This up spike. I think you're going to have all of those people that are costco freaks that are going to be calling in to defend costco. I'm one of a love. My costco and I think this is a little judgy. And i want to see what everybody else thinks about it but this came up in conversation yesterday and i don't wanna say how i know the couple but woman in my life found out that her man got an engagement ring at cosco and she's all bent out of shape about it and told him that before they get married he has to buy her a quote proper ring from an actual jewelry store nine. Oh he spent some good money on this diamond. I don't know if you guys are looked at jewelry. That cost has got some pretty expensive and sizable from pasco. Yeah and it's it's gorgeous. It's not like it has little red costco tag on it. When you wear it on your finger nobody knows what it is. I just see it's beautiful. Does it really matter where your man bought your diamond ring like costco walmart. Wherever if it's dime it meaning you get it appraised if it's a nice ring it's a nice ring. What's the quality of Diamonds that they would use it Costco compared to the quality of diamonds they would use at lucido. Fine jewelry is the same. A diamond is a diamond ratings on the clarity and carat and all that stuff. But you're to know the value of it and what you're gonna pay. It's not like You know it's just like wine you know when you buy wine there. They have state minimums what they could charge for it. And that's what it's gonna be. You know if you would like a good wine or you know what. Your budget is for the wind. You know what your budget is for. Diamond There is there is a different. Costco is a reputable store. You know walmart's obviously a reputable start to what about getting it from a pawn shop like if you went to american jewelry and loan like the hardcore pond. People like it would that. Would you feel that way. I would feel about that because there is a story that i don't know and yet you can have bad juju. I totally i'd so rationale would make me feel weird. Yeah it is a rational. But i'm just being honest i would be uneasy about that so somebody i know whenever i bring up somebody i know it always goes right back to in more people than stu. I want people to know this. What does this do. They ended up getting a ring in the. What's the new rings right. Now that are they're not actual diamonds there like they look like diamonds but they're not actual diamonds. It's not cubic. yeah. I know what you're talking about. I just i just heard so so. It looks amazing. But it's like half the. It's what i heard. People are now doing. And you can get at lucido fine jewelry or whatever you know you can go to meghan meghan. What your jewelry store that. You always insert jewelers j foster jewelers and mike. What's yours in grand rapids kesslers kesslers. Yeah so you can go to any of those jewelry stores. And i think you can get it but he showed me this ring. I'm telling you this ring the m- the diamond was frigging huge. But i don't know exactly what it is what it's called but it's got some kind of a name to it well and the ones we're talking about just to be clear. The costco is an actual diamond. And you can win there. They have nine thousand dollar rings of fifty nine thousand dollar rings. I mean it's not like he got it for forty bucks because it's a costco. You can also by the way. get a coffin. If you'd like at costco and who's aim purchase. That might cause argument. But who says that you.
Too Soon? The CDC Relaxes Mask Guidance for Fully Vaccinated
"Okay ellison aubrey. Since the new mass guidance from the cdc came out different groups. Industries have responded. Let's start with businesses. Sure i mean. Many of the big retailers are dropping their masking requirements including walmart. Costco starbucks walmart says. It supports employees. Who may choose to continue to wear masks. Even if they're fully vaccinated and all of these chains are encouraging people who are not vaccinated to continue to mask now over the weekend cd. Rochelle walinsky was pressed about the new policy and she cautioned. That masks will be with us for a while. Likely said a lot of people are not vaccinated and they should be masking in many settings. He or she is on nbc. This was not permission to shed masks for everybody everywhere. This was really science driven individual assessment of your risk. And now we all need to work together and cdc is hard at work now saying what does this mean for schools for travel for camps for businesses. I think what she's getting at here. Mattie is there is more guidance to come now. They've shifted this strategy unmasking. A lot of the other guidance for what to do in the office what to do in schools will need to get looked at again reviewed now given how hard it is to police the new policy. I mean it's hard to know who is or isn't vaccinated. This really just comes down to the honor system and dr walinsky ask people to be honest with themselves because people who are not vaccinated are putting themselves at risk. Yeah i i mean alison. This was the part kind of blew me away. I mean this puts the burden on individuals to do the right thing by themselves and also by others. And i i don't know i don't think we have evidence that an honor system will work in the us especially with the stakes being this high. Well there definitely are critics. Marc perron is president of the united food and commercial workers international union which represents about one point three million frontline retail and grocery store workers. He says the guy insists confusing. And that the cdc has failed to consider how it will impact essential workers who face frequent exposure to people who are not vaccinated. And some refuse to wear masks. I think that the guidance should busy. People should wear masks at least until we get to that herd immunity number. We're not there yet. We only have about forty percent of the population fully vaccinated and i. I think that we could have waited another couple of months. And there's also similar concern from nurses mattie leaders of the national nurses united which is the largest union of registered nurses in the. Us say the new policy threatens the lives of patients nurses and other frontline workers across the
Target, CVS End Mask Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Customers
"Two of the nation's larger retailers are dropping facemask requirements in their stores in response to last week's guidance from the CDC that fully vaccinated people didn't need to wear masks indoors anymore target and CVS say they're no longer requiring shoppers who are vaccinated to wear masks inside their stores they didn't say how anyone would know if a shopper was inoculated or not target says vaccinated workers can also stop wearing masks and it's offering time off to its employees to get a quote good shot at CVS though workers will still have to wear a facemask regardless of their vaccination status Friday Walmart Costco and several other large retailers announced that they were dropping mask requirements for people who have been vaccinated I am Jackie Quinn
Major U.S. Retailers Drop Mask Requirements
"Major retailers around the United States are lifting mask mandates for those fully vaccinated state or local mandates requiring masks would still be upheld. However, retailers such as Wal Mart Trader Joe's and Costco are among the first to confirm they will adopt the new CDC recommendations. Other retailers such as Apple Target and CBS are still deliberating. Some customers report They remain uncertain of these new measures. Businesses say they won't need to see proof of vaccination. They will use an honor system.
"costco" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
"Works at Costco and somebody yesterday returned a Christmas tree a live Christmas tree they bought a cosco Hey you in people do that and and the day the day after Christmas they return it it allowed a lot of stores will will do that they will they will take the return that's got to be so infuriating though right I mean this is so uncool thank you for cheap sorry but it is because what what is a Christmas tree cost like seventy five dollars yeah yeah and the end to go the day after Christmas and to return it hello there is a special place in the warm spot for someone like that no I'm saying six thirty nine now on our land does morning news good morning I'm little league and every computer president trump is retweeting a poster claims to identify the alleged whistle blower who led to his impeachment last night the president re tweeted opposed by his reelection campaign that included a link to an article from the Washington examiner that claim to identify that was alone on the daily beast as several people close to the president privately cautioned him against posting the name in public a new Tennessee bill would prevent trans gender females from competing and biologically female sports according to the Tennessee star the bill would require students at an elementary and secondary school to compete in sports based on their biological sex the measure points out that violations of such a policy would also result schools losing public funding sources the bills in direct contrast to a measure put forward by the U. S. house hold the equality act which would consider gender identity a protected status we told you yesterday about the woman and two children who were found dead on the sidewalk outside the parking garage of Boston's Northeastern University on Christmas day while the investigation continues Suffolk County district attorney Rachel Rowlands says they believe they know what happened the evidence collected thus far suggests that these deaths which occurred between approximately one twenty five and one thirty five PM were very likely a double murder suicide investigators say the mother was forty years old children were ages four and eighteen months because yesterday how Notre Dame cathedral in Paris was dark on Christmas for the first time in over two hundred years the church's rector now revealing the structure is still so fragile there's only a fifty per essentials it might be saved today it is not out of danger he says it will be out of danger when we take out the remaining scaffolding there is still a risk fifty thousand cubes of scaffolding installed for a planned renovation before the fire is now threatening the cathedrals golf eight volts we also told you about a Missouri woman who was able to get a kidney transplant from her husband this morning we're learning about a Florida woman whose co worker came to the rescue balance.
"costco" Discussed on Does This Happen to You
"I'm Chris Keppler and welcome to. Does this happen to you. I'm an actor voice actor audiobook narrator and writer. I love tilling and sharing stories about the strange experiences. My friends and I have have while doing mundane things like grocery shopping. That's why this podcast features funny stories from fantastic writers about our daily anomalies lease a micro audio book about life in befuddle men just for you our story. This week is from Linda. Horton who you'll defined on medium DOT COM and here is my love hate relationship with Costco. It's more love though. Oh my gosh I can avoid it no longer. I must go to Costco. And it's the absolute worst day to go Sunday Sunday. Saturday is bad to actually. It's always freaking packed. I realize we're all busy people and everyone here is as has stressed out as I am what they really need here is a bar when you walk in the door you get a drink a really. Cheap drink Kirkland brand beer. You're a wine. Only that'll hit the spot before embarking on the craziness that is Costco. But they don't have a bar and I'll just have to tough it out completely substance free. I mean there are people here with kids. How do they do it? It's strange but people seem seem to be inordinately polite and cheerful while shopping here hellish as the experience can be maybe they pumped something out through the Vance dance or there's some other subliminal trickery going on like how they do at Disneyland or maybe people just love this damn store. It's not just shopping for the essentials. Here it's so so much more you have to take advantage of the cheap gas along with everyone else in the free world waiting for a pump. The lines are long but we tough it out. It's totally worth it. I'll get that over with first since it's pretty painful then you drive around looking for parking spot and hope. It doesn't start raining on the long trek to the entrance. You have to grab a giant cart even if you only need a couple things as if you could ever emerge costco with only a couple of things. I mean there's stuff you have to get every time like paper towels and toilet paper. Oh the joy of having several months worth of paper goods there's protein bars. Kirkland brand is amazingly good and protein drinks. There's big bags of almonds and giant jars of peanut butter. Depending on how hungry I am. I'll grab a huge bag of kettle cooked potato chips. OMG I'm going to regret that it. There's yogurt and cottage cheese and coffee. I commit to eating clam. Shell package of fifteen large apples and a ten the pound bag of carrots. I have enough lacroix to last a few days. Yeah I drink a lot of that stuff. The baked goods are are insanely good but buying Cherry Pie. That is twenty. Four inches in diameter. Wouldn't be prudent and I already have the chips for my one bad thing but damn that pilots good. I contemplate patio furniture. Even though I live in a small condo on the second floor Cosco Frenzy is upon me. My car is loaded up with way more than a couple of things as I amber my way toward the checkout line wow the lines are long but these workers are efficient and always friendly strangely enough the line line moves briskly and as each item is scanned. I think about what a total pain in the ASS is going to be to lug all this stuff up to my place. It will take many trips and I'll always gas a little bit when the Grand Total is announced. Ouch but hey hey I could survive a natural or unnatural disaster for several months. Hold up with all this stuff. So there's that but wait eight. I haven't even gotten to the best part it's always a quandary wanted to get it. I mean at what point in the Costco Journey to get hit a piece of pizza hot cheesy Pepperoni deliciousness. Today I will pack up. My car returned to the store and get my I slice. This is not the typical order of events. It's typically slice then shop. I buy less stuff that way. Innate Lewis to say hungry shopping at Costco is dangerous. Oh and sometimes I get a strawberry Sunday to I wait to see how full royal after the pizza. Oh who am I fooling. I always get the damn Sunday. I could save a lot of time by just ordering both things at at once but no so I eat my pizza and ice cream elbow to elbow with the other Hungary and happy shopper seated at the plastic picnic tables with a full belly and car packed with stuff. Mike Costco experiences complete. Oh Oh how I love this place and how I absolutely dread my next trip back. Thanks so much for listening..
"costco" Discussed on KTRH
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"costco" Discussed on KTRH
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"costco" Discussed on Movin 92.5
"You've ever bought something at Costco, before then you already know before you can walk out the exit and employee is standing there ready to look through your entire car and double check their receipt. But why did they do that? While Costco, Representative recently shared, the real reason, they check receipts at the exit and it's not to prevent shoplifting. What is it? Maybe it's so you actually bring your receipt home with you. In case, you need a return unit mean like instead of throwing it away at the cash. Register like a lot of people do you? You're always have my Costco, receipt because of it. They know everyone has one can return anything at Costco. Man returns. Okay. I'm gonna say it's so that people remember there to bring home the receipts before you leave any, Costco, employees always checks your car in receipt at the door before you can walk out in the reason, they do that is not to stop shoplifters. Accompany Representative recently said they look at every receipt because sometimes checkers will accidents double scan item and the customer won't realize it so management wants to make sure you weren't getting overcharged anything in your cart before you leave because most people complain about it all the time like were a thief or something like that of standing citizen trying to do you favor. Weird though that if they have that much of a problem with their checkers double checking in every other store. Got the question wrong. If somebody wanted to hear thank you next by our so whenever you're ready. That sounds like big fake it. Aches. So look what I got you. Look what you taught me for that. I said bacon eggs..