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(CBC)   American Costco shoppers declare war on Canadian shoppers by demanding American-only hours on Facebook. Claim Canadians buy too much milk. This could get sticky   (cbc.ca) divider line 189
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2012-08-12 07:06:46 PM
Sh*t's getting real. This is like 1812 all over again.
 
2012-08-12 07:08:04 PM
And they buy milk in BAGS. What the hell kind of freaky country buys milk in bags?
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2012-08-12 07:26:06 PM
QUICK, SOMEONE CALL RHEA PERLMAN!
 
2012-08-12 08:00:50 PM

Ambivalence: And they buy milk in BAGS. What the hell kind of freaky country buys milk in bags?


And some even buy HOMO milk in bags. Can you just imagine?
 
2012-08-12 08:07:33 PM
War is declared. Send in the John Candy! Oh... wait! :(
 
2012-08-12 09:16:12 PM
Well if someone hadn't deregulated their banks, maybe they'd have some money to spend.
 
2012-08-12 10:23:41 PM
And your maple syrup isn't even that great! UP YOURS CANADA!
 
2012-08-12 10:34:11 PM
I remember the glory days where I could find myself in Toronto and play Pac Man for the equivalent of 20 cents U.S.
 
2012-08-12 10:58:04 PM
The President of the Chamber of Commerce has a clue, the others? Not so much. Also Kudos to Costco to sticking to their guns, a member is a member. Sears might like to buy a clue on that front.
 
2012-08-12 11:08:54 PM
Bellingham is where white people go to be NIMBYs.
 
2012-08-12 11:09:53 PM

unyon: Ambivalence: And they buy milk in BAGS. What the hell kind of freaky country buys milk in bags?

And some even buy HOMO milk in bags. Can you just imagine?


Heh, I had somebody come up to me at the food bank and suggest that non-homogenized milk should say "NO HOMO" on the cap. You know, to make it match the HOMO milk.
 
2012-08-12 11:12:12 PM
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2012-08-12 11:16:21 PM
www.cyruswakefield.com
 
2012-08-12 11:32:13 PM

Mentat: And your maple syrup isn't even that great! UP YOURS CANADA!


*spits* Them's fightin' words, yank. It's poutines at dawn.
 
2012-08-12 11:55:28 PM
"I'll tell you another thing, their beer sucks."
 
2012-08-13 12:09:08 AM
Lemme tell all y'all something. You don't get between Canadians and their milk. As the photo clearly illustrates, if you have the temerity to curb our Costco rights, we WILL take up two parking spaces again. The barrage of letters to the editor will be unimaginable. It will be a veritable blizzard of shiatflakes, and y'all don't have enough shiatshovels to clear the shiat walkways.

Tread carefully.
 
2012-08-13 12:14:17 AM
Sorry for helping your local economy, Bellingham. Sorry.
 
2012-08-13 12:51:14 AM
 
2012-08-13 01:24:06 AM
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-08-13 01:24:50 AM
I'm a Canadian that goes shopping at the Bellingham Costco, so I'm getting a kick...

Also, I do feel like the entire town exists just to serve their Canadian Tourist Overlords.
 
2012-08-13 01:26:12 AM
I don't have anything funny to add, so let me just mention that Civil Wars are pretty complicated. Even though this would technically be an interstate war, the similarities are too great to invoke the necessary zenaphobia to have a clean war.
 
2012-08-13 01:28:18 AM
Americans are like the Mexicans of Canada. Yeah, we're that gross.
 
2012-08-13 01:28:50 AM
How long does it take to get through the border?

The one time I drove through, two years ago, it was a 90 minute crossing into the US.
 
2012-08-13 01:29:09 AM

jaylectricity: I don't have anything funny to add, so let me just mention that Civil Wars are pretty complicated. Even though this would technically be an interstate war, the similarities are too great to invoke the necessary zenaphobia to have a clean war.


Lucy Lawless is frightening.
 
2012-08-13 01:29:21 AM
Jesus farking christ, I live in Bellingham. The one time we make Fark it's because of the mouthbreathers at costco.
 
2012-08-13 01:30:28 AM
Dear people in Washington that are upset. We're sorry the goofballs in B.C. and Vancouver don't know how to drive whatsoever. Also, bags of milk? That's an eastern thing. We have the proper freedom plastic or cardboard containers you are used to in the west.

/Albertan
 
2012-08-13 01:31:17 AM
The real story is why aren't Canadian prices lower?
 
2012-08-13 01:32:32 AM
For the incoherent part of my post

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Lucy Lawless is frightening.


I accidentally typed zenophobia, before realizing it was suppose to be an X. But then I had the same thought as you and thought it would be funny to spell it zenaphobia. Almost forgetting that her show spells it with an X! hahaha
 
2012-08-13 01:32:36 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Dear people in Washington that are upset. We're sorry the goofballs in B.C. and Vancouver don't know how to drive whatsoever. Also, bags of milk? That's an eastern thing. We have the proper freedom plastic or cardboard containers you are used to in the west.

/Albertan


I have lived on or near the border most of my life, I have nothing but respect for Canadians. You are welcome to visit and spend money in my town as much as you like. Don't pay attention to these morons.
 
2012-08-13 01:33:45 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: The real story is why aren't Canadian prices lower?


The other real story is why doesn't Costco have a store on the other side of the border? They'd be making bank if Canadia is that short of dairy products.
 
2012-08-13 01:33:58 AM

jaylectricity: For the incoherent part of my post

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Lucy Lawless is frightening.

I accidentally typed zenophobia, before realizing it was suppose to be an X. But then I had the same thought as you and thought it would be funny to spell it zenaphobia. Almost forgetting that her show spells it with an X! hahaha


Blast it! Hoisted by my own basic cable petard.
 
2012-08-13 01:34:50 AM
Hate for humanity, reaching genocidal levels.
 
2012-08-13 01:34:54 AM

insertsnarkyusername: Representative of the unwashed masses: Dear people in Washington that are upset. We're sorry the goofballs in B.C. and Vancouver don't know how to drive whatsoever. Also, bags of milk? That's an eastern thing. We have the proper freedom plastic or cardboard containers you are used to in the west.

/Albertan

I have lived on or near the border most of my life, I have nothing but respect for Canadians. You are welcome to visit and spend money in my town as much as you like. Don't pay attention to these morons.


only if the strip clubs are of an acceptable quality...
 
2012-08-13 01:37:14 AM

Gyrfalcon: Quantum Apostrophe: The real story is why aren't Canadian prices lower?

The other real story is why doesn't Costco have a store on the other side of the border? They'd be making bank if Canadia is that short of dairy products.


Most Canadian provinces have very regulated dairy markets. Milk is fairly expensive here. I pay about $4.69 for a gallon of milk.
 
2012-08-13 01:37:18 AM
payback is a biatch.
 
2012-08-13 01:38:46 AM
I, for one; welcome our neighbors from the north. The more of their monopoly money that they exchange for real money gives a boost to the community as a whole. Plus; this means that the socailizums has failed, Obama looses; and George W. (the W is for winner) Bush is eligible to be president again. So; let the gnashing of liberal teeth begin!!

/ 4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!

// I keed, I keed
 
2012-08-13 01:38:58 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: The real story is why aren't Canadian prices lower?


Because the US dollar has fallen from $1.54 per Canadian loonie to 99¢/per over the last decade. So with the exchange rate, it's as if everything is ~40% off.
 
2012-08-13 01:40:58 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Blast it! Hoisted by my own basic cable petard.


It's funny how memories surface at random times. Happy early/belated birthday. Don't worry, it didn't cost me a penny.
 
2012-08-13 01:41:32 AM

Gyrfalcon: The other real story is why doesn't Costco have a store on the other side of the border?


They do. There's quite a few in the Vancouver area.
 
2012-08-13 01:41:35 AM

Representative of the unwashed masses: insertsnarkyusername: Representative of the unwashed masses: Dear people in Washington that are upset. We're sorry the goofballs in B.C. and Vancouver don't know how to drive whatsoever. Also, bags of milk? That's an eastern thing. We have the proper freedom plastic or cardboard containers you are used to in the west.

/Albertan

I have lived on or near the border most of my life, I have nothing but respect for Canadians. You are welcome to visit and spend money in my town as much as you like. Don't pay attention to these morons.

only if the strip clubs are of an acceptable quality...


There are none and you already know Canadian strip clubs are better to begin with. I grew up driving into Montreal for the weekends with fake IDs. After going to a few clubs in Washington I felt very little need to go back.
 
2012-08-13 01:43:09 AM

RoyBatty: How long does it take to get through the border?

The one time I drove through, two years ago, it was a 90 minute crossing into the US.


I crossed last month at Peace Arch. ~20mins northbound at 11pm and 2mins southbound at 10am on a weekday without NEXUS.

Gyrfalcon: The other real story is why doesn't Costco have a store on the other side of the border? They'd be making bank if Canadia is that short of dairy products.


There are Costcos on the other side of the border, but the US prices are cheaper, especially if you are buying in bulk for restaurants/etc.

Heck, my gf lives in BC and goes to Bellingham for cat litter.
 
2012-08-13 01:44:24 AM
I don't understand why they can't simply order more milk from their wholesaler.

Our local grocery store has recently started getting only ~6 gallons of milk each week, which sells out within the hour. The fridge space spends the other 167 hours/week cooling its empty air. Boggles the mind, that one.
 
2012-08-13 01:44:37 AM

RoyBatty: How long does it take to get through the border?

The one time I drove through, two years ago, it was a 90 minute crossing into the US.


Yeup. 5 minutes north, easily 30+ minutes coming back.
 
2012-08-13 01:47:19 AM
White People Problems.
 
2012-08-13 01:47:25 AM

Shazam999: Gyrfalcon: Quantum Apostrophe: The real story is why aren't Canadian prices lower?

The other real story is why doesn't Costco have a store on the other side of the border? They'd be making bank if Canadia is that short of dairy products.

Most Canadian provinces have very regulated dairy markets. Milk is fairly expensive here. I pay about $4.69 for a gallon of milk.


Gallon? That's very un-Canadian of you... But yeah, that's about the price I pay for milk here. The thing I find odd is that 4L (in bags) costs almost the same as a 2L carton here, but elsewhere in the same province a 2L carton is about half of the price. I thought there would be a higher level of standardization with prices.
 
2012-08-13 01:47:35 AM

jekxrb: Gyrfalcon: The other real story is why doesn't Costco have a store on the other side of the border?

They do. There's quite a few in the Vancouver area.


They're merely trying to avoid their countrymen drivers. Have you seen the way those assholes park?
 
2012-08-13 01:48:05 AM
Instead of discriminating against customers who are members of their little club, why not just carry more friggen milk?
 
2012-08-13 01:50:28 AM

Moonfisher: Instead of discriminating against customers who are members of their little club, why not just carry more friggen milk?


They have. Too bad our appetite for cheap milk is insatiable.
 
2012-08-13 01:55:37 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Americans are like the Mexicans of Canada. Yeah, we're that gross.


This may come as a shock America, the worlds starting to talk

www.celebitchy.com
 
2012-08-13 01:56:39 AM
American Costco shoppers declare war on Canadian shoppers by demanding American only hours on facebook. Claim Canadians buy too much milk. This could get sticky stupid.

/ftfe
 
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