Sunday, March 11, 2007
The Life and Times of Big Ell
It was a beautiful day today so Mrs. Big Ell, Baby Big Ell and I headed out for breakfast and some culture at the Fine Arts Museum. After finally tiring out Baby Big Ell we were on our way home. Mrs. Big Ell suggested we go look at the future site of Costco Taichung. She said that we would no longer have to run the Sun Yat Sen Freeway gauntlet to pick up five pound blocks of cheese and bags of groceries. I told her that we shouldn't waste our time trying to find something that doesn't and will never exist. I explained that there have been rumors of Costco coming to Taichung for years. Just go over to NiHowdy and ask J-Hole about Costco coming to Taichung. I told her that the Costco Taiwan site has no mention of a Costco coming to Taichung. For further emphasis I said "COSTCO TAICHUNG IS A FUCKING URBAN MYTH!"
Well, Mrs. Big Ell was not impressed. She is not a fan of expletives and didn't buy my excuse tof being tired from staying up very late watching season two of the Wire. She said that is no excuse for using bad language and for me to imply that she doesn't know what is REALLY going on regarding construction in Taichung. She reminded me of some of the times I have been wrong and she has been right.
Big Ell: The Guggenheim is coming to Taichung!
Mrs. Big Ell: Hahahaha, not bloody likely. They will never get the money.
Big Ell: They will never build a new baseball stadium in Taichung!
Mrs. Big Ell: They have already bought the land on Chungte Road and started construction.
Even though I have a terrible track record I still thought Costco Taichung would never materialize. She explained again slowly, so that dumb asses likes me can understand, that they were building Costco Taichung right now. She said that she had in fact sold the steel to Costco to be used in building the building. She explained that the parking basement was already dug out. Sensing her rising rage, I kept quiet and asked for directions to the 'mythical,' Taichung Costco.
We headed south down Wenshin Road and I turned right on Wenshin 5. We drove past Feng Le statue park and further into the Taichung burbs. I was feeling vindicated as we didn't see anything resembling a basement for a grocery store. While resisting the urge to say I TOLD YOU SO we turned around and headed back towards Wenshin. She said she had made a mistake and told me to go straight. We passed Wenshin and lo and behold I saw a massive construction site on the left with a crane with a massive hole in the ground. There weren't any signs indicating Costco Taichung but the security guards confirmed it was the Costco Taichung site. I got out to take a picture but my camera was dead. So if you want to see the future site of Costco Taichung go south on Wenshin Road turn left on Wenshin 5 St. at the NPC gas station. It should be done by August-September and I can't wait to buy 2 litres of Salad dressing and 6 kgs of ground beef.
Tags: Groceries Costco Taichung Stupid Big Ell