After my coworker from Germany transferred to the New York for the year, we took him to our local big box stores – Home Depot, Walmart, Costco – in the burbs and it totally blew his mind! He could not believe the sheer size of our stores, the selection of products, and how much we Americans buy!
After our Costco run for groceries and essentials by the box, my dad went to Home Depot picked up a new patio screen door, recessed lights and light switches. My coworker took pictures of the aisle of toilets! Growing up in the burbs, shopping in big box stores and shopping bulk is a normal thing – even for my hipster panties. But for someone from the city or from a another country, I can see how shopping like this could look kind of crazy.