As I grow older I have come accustomed to paying for things that as a child we would never have dreamed being charged such as water. Water falls from the sky for free, yet we all pay hundreds of dollars each year for bottled water.
Air is free. We all breath it in and out freely on a daily basis. Now we are charged to put air in our tires. The new warehouse clubs, we pay our hard earned money for the privilege to shop at their location.
But now to add insult to injury I am at Costco Wholesale Club in Avon attempting to order a special cake for a special event when this woman approaches me and tells me she is the cake decorator, Linda, and she can make me a bigger, better, more creative cake than Costco allows her to do if I will order it from her personally and she will do the work at her home and meet me to deliver the cake and she can collect her cash. Is this some new service or is this an employee stealing from their employer? I admit I am old fashioned but that encounter really irked me. I pay to shop there, not to be accosted and hustled while I am there.
Has this happened to anyone else? I am not sure who to tell.
But the whole thing makes me want to give up my membership. Any thoughts?