Wednesday, March 26, 2008

dear mr. costco,

I'm writing to you to tell you that you suck. Why, you may ask, do you suck? Well, you suck because you have stopped carrying the ONE product that I find necessary for survival in your stores. My ONE vice is no longer available. Do you know what a cruel thing that is to do to a person? Especially without warning?? Could you not have put a simple sign over the product, informing consumers that "as of March Blah Blah Blah, this product will no longer be available so STOCK UP NOW!"? Because had I known you weren't going to carry the 5lb bag of Hot Tamales for $6.99 anymore, I would have bought the whole friggin pallet last time I was there. Screw saving money for a new refrigerator! I have needs!

Do you know what I have to pay for these things now? $1.49 for a stinkin 9.5 OUNCE box at the "regular" stores! The economy is already bad enough and now I have to shell out THAT much for that little? This is NOT gasoline or crude oil. It's sugar, corn syrup and pectin, with a little bit of pear juice and glorious red dye. One should never have to pay that much for sugar.

You might want to do yourself a favor and reevaluate your position on the sale of Hot Tamales in your stores. I have a big mouth and have no problem sharing my disdain with everyone I see, whether I know them or not. I'm a one woman movement. I'll make signs. I can have followers in no time... I once protested the horrible injustice that happens to dandelions every year as they are weed whacked to death and got people to protest with me. People honked as they passed us and everything. Don't think I won't protest your store over this.

Thank you for your time,
JoAnna

8 comments:

clanelder said...

I shall definitely join your protest and, in the meantime, will pray for your recovery! ; )

kidletsmum said...

Oh, do protest! I want to see the signs. I want to see them rescind their decision.
Mostly I want to see photos of you and your signs.

Anonymous said...

http://www.metrocandy.com/HOT-TAMALES-5lb-BULK

Angela said...

Oh, that's horrible! I'm going to costco tomorrow... I'll check to see if they still have them at mine, and if they do, I'll see how many bags fit into a flat rate priority mail box! :)

Anonymous said...

*lol* Do you have Sam's Club nearby? I am showing that sam's club has it for about $6. How dare costco! Don't they know what a disaster this could cause. It could be nearly as bad as the prohibition. Next you will see people on the street asking you if you want a bag of hot tamales on the dl. Don't worry I am sure that there is some other high fructose corn syrupy treat that can console you for now. Good luck finding it though.

JoAnna said...

You guys are the best. Costco has the monopoly around here. We don't like Walmart in these parts of the world. We ban almost every project they want to do. I would totally welcome one here right now though!

The beauty of Hot Tamales is that they don't have any HFCS! Just Corn Syrup, so I feel much better about downing 5lbs of them a week.

supercommonname said...

holy crap that's a beauty of a rant. and even though i can't stand hot tamales i shall whole-heartedly join you in your protest. you know i'm all about it and i got your back

Jean said...

That is just wrong on so many levels! I don't think Mr. Costco knows who he's messing with!