The oddest thing happened when I was shopping at Costco. Everyone knows that the sample ladies are in great demand. On the weekend, I’ve seen parents send their kids to various food stations to scarf up free stuff. There are adults who’ll appear when the women are setting up their electric frying pans, demanding when the food will be ready. Doesn’t matter what it is – rice pudding (eeuuuw), spicy salami, hummus on pita chips, cheese cubes, kielbasa, crab and onion dip. There’s usually a theme – fatty, salty, creamy. I usually avoid them because I don’t go to Costco to snack, but the other day there was an older lady with a lot of hair stuffed under her hair net. She had a…

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