BJ's is a wholesale club identical to Sam's and Costco, and much like those stores they run samples. No generally Costco is <i> The </I> go to for samples, but today BJ's went all out.
When you first arrive, they have people greeting you with samples of fruit and coupons for the store, so go in, grab some sliced pears or apples and mosey on down the aisles. As i marched down one of the two main walkways I notice in the back they've got this giant 3 table spread of just random sweets. Now i'm currently on a diet, but I can't pass up a near buffet of delicate sweets. So as i start motoring on down there as swiftly as i can, i pass by an old lady handing out samples of get this, paper plates, at first i wanted to just toss it at her and tell her to not get in my way of enjoying decadent cheesecake and pastries, i realized, this item i can put the other items i get on. Genius i accidentally say as i whiz by grabbing one on the way. As i get closer down, a lady is giving out free samples of water, assuming most people who enter the store notice what i notice and make a mad dash, so of course i grab one, take a drink, then grab another and quickly splash my face with it. So after brushing off the disgusted look on the current product pimp, i finally reach my goal. I get down there and there's about 15 different types of pastry, cheesecake, pie, cake, cookies, and brownies. I of course start grabbing what i can and start piling some of each on my plate. Lady looks at me smiles and says Happy Fathers Day, i quickly remind her that i just ran quickly across a wholesale store to get to the bakery aisle, i clearly don't have children. She laughs and moves onto the next male standing in the line. As i stand there grabbing, i start thinking about the ramifications this food will have on my body. After a near 5 day fast, i'd lost 8 pounds, and i just viewed each little morsel of brownie or pastry as an added pound if i eat them. Inside my mind my conscious comes into play, one side says screw it and go for it, the other telling me of my hard work and how i'd be throwing it all away. I ignore the angel and have at it. First to bite was chocolate cheesecake, it was delicious. It was creamy, not too powerful, as i'm not a fan of rich chocolate, but tasted wonderful. Second i tried some lemon meringue pie, it was tasty but a bit fluffy. Of course who am i to judge, it's free. So as i slowly move through my plate i realize that i am quite full. I finish off the plate of any remnants that may have crumbled off and toss it. As i turn around the corner though, much to my dismay, i see even more samples. This time, instead of just random deserts, its fully cooked food. They had chicken strips, baked beans, mini hot dogs which went well with the beans might i add, mini chicken wraps, mini crabcakes, taquitos, chips and salsa, mini turkey sandwiches, and finally samples of wine. I about died. I couldn't believe i completely filled myself on the deserts before even looking around the store. But I wasn't having that, so i set off to attain another paper plate.
So i march down to the lady i had sped past and grabbed a paper plate, she glared at me as i nodded and moved onto the gourmet section of the store. As i troll through the kiosks grabbing a bit of this and that, i think to myself what am i doing. In a bit of moral drama, i promptly toss all the food away and attempt to storm out. As i'm marching towards the exit, i glance over and see they have frozen treats available, i grab a couple of those then make my way to the car with a sense of pride, of course i'm stuffing my face with ice cream bars, frozen yogurt, and frozen snicker bars.
All in all, BJ's rocked today, just too much of a moral dilemma.