Cleanup on aisle 12!
Well, I asked for it and Zevonista came through. Here's his report on Valentine's Date Night at the Giant last night. But I'm disappointed. Bowling with a toy soccer ball? No chocolate-covered strawberries? EL
Mrs. Zevonista and I packed up the car and headed over
to the Columbia Giant. As we walked in, we were concerned
that the place looked suspiciously like...a grocery store.
But the night was saved by the greeter in the suit and
festive hat, who took our names for the
First stop, the chocolate fountain, which, while next to the strawberries, was curiously devoid of said fruit. But it did have chocolate-covered pretzels. While not fruit, they combined two of nature's perfect foods - - chocolate and salt.
Next stop, seafood, where there was a lobster-tail preparation demonstration. There was a prepared plate -- steak and lobster tail -- to show all the goodies you could buy at Giant. A nice gentleman in a tux handed out samples of crab-stuffed lobster as Chef James prepared the lobster tails, and happily shared the fact that all ingredients could be purchased at this very Giant.
They then raffled off the prepared plate, and we heard that all of the delicious-looking food could be bought at Giant. I'm not sure where I got this idea, but apparently the steak and lobster tail could be purchased at this very store!
As we walked on, we noticed that they were handing the sample plate to the raffle winner. I have no idea if she was expected to eat it there, or carefully bring it out to her car.
But never mind, we had business. Namely, we had to find the bowling. I asked several employees and apparently, the bowling lady was on break. But they pointed out that the event was occurring in aisle 12. And...there it was. Ten rolls of paper towels lined up, with a toy soccer ball to the side.
Mrs. Zevonista gave it a shot, but ended up unable to finish off the 7-10 split. Other than that, it was pretty quiet. Not many couples partaking in the festivities. In fact, most people seemed to be...SHOPPING for some reason.
The date ended in a perfect Valentine's fashion -- namely, we picked up a quart of milk, paid, and headed out into the cool Columbia night.
(Photos courtesy of Zevonista)