I was wrestling with the Blue Box (my name for Blockbuster’s version of the Red Box) with my just-purchased groceries in the cart parked next to me when a woman came from behind and asked me where I’d gotten my bags. Like many of you, I’ve taken to bring my own reusable bags into stores and my favorites for groceries are a set of round-bottomed ones from Trader Joe’s. Before I could answer (and I’m not really that slow) she added, “…because I know you didn’t get them around here.”
She was, of course, correct. I got these in Indy. She and I and the friend with her — waiting for me to finish already with my video rental — commiserated about the lack of TJ’s in Florida. Then she told me that there’s one coming to Naples, FL and once they come into a state, it’s only a matter of time.
The next time I was online, I remembered this conversation and hopped on to the TJ’s website. The list of COMING SOON…NEAR YOU does not include anything in the state of Florida. Bummer.
So, was this declaration in the Blue Box line in the corner of my local Publix founded on anything of substance, or was it just wishful rumorosity? I guess I’ll simply have to wait…and wait…and wait.