As I strolled the aisles of the Expo Ave. Costco yesterday around lunchtime, I noticed an open gun safe over in the tools area. Had I tarried a while longer I would have witnessed what must have been a pretty scary scene as an 11-year-old boy walked inside and closed the door behind himself.
The safe’s locking mechanism is battery-operated, but when store personnel tried to get the safe open, the battery was either dead or missing, leaving the boy inside, Doucette said.
My first thought was, what is the problem over there at the Costco, are they running some sort of massive faceless warehouse where every man woman and child fends for himself with no human courtesy to save us from a million opportunities for certain death? And then I remembered that this is exactly what Costco is; that, plus free samples.
I do actually kind of feel sorry for the folks at the Costco, since you gotta think the peons who run the floor have no say over the merchandise and clearly don’t get trained on each item Costco sells. And I can even imagine myself pulling a prank on my own family and getting myself trapped in one of those things. “Kids, stay with Mom, Daddy has to use the potty…”