Specifically, it’s Vancouverites who cross the border to shop at Costco that are sullying the reputation of our great nation. Some folks in Bellingham, Wash, have set up a Facebook page entitled “Bellingham Costco needs a special time just for Americans” in order to vent their frustration at the Angry Canadians who frequently frustrate their food-shopping with their double-parking, line-creating, milk-piranha-ing ways. “Them Canadians can be rude. The lines are crazy. We aren’t on a vacation and have an RV to hang out in like those Canadians. We just want to go shopping, not go on an adventure,” the page states. It seems that their Quests for Fuel have been largely unsuccessful due to long lineups and the like. And clearly, BC is to blame.
As one commentor on this CBC piece puts it: “I’ve had bad parkers at the Bellingham Costco park so close that I can’t possibly get into my car – I had to crawl from the back seat passenger side (yep, it was both sides) to get into the driver’s seat … Yes, both were BC plates (as was my car) and both were luxury SUVs,” he added, mentioning that he also took the time to draw some pictures on their windows—because one bad deed evidently deserves another. That said, residents of Bellingham doesn’t necessarily blame Canada, it’s just that they feel like “10 extra people landed in your house out of your control and government officials wont let you do anything about it (sic),” as reported by Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO.
But have no fear, Costco cross-border shoppers, because their chamber of commerce won’t do diddely-poo about this issue. “This is not something that would ever happen — frankly some of the comments that were made on there crossed the line of what was appropriate,” Ken Oplinger, president of the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry, told The Province. “If I was a Canadian [and their plan materialized] what it would tell me is that I wasn’t welcome there and I was a second-class shopper.”
Because we all know that only first-class people shop at Costco…