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The Worst People You’ll Encounter Buying Groceries at Costco

Millions of people love heading to Costco to stock up on groceries, and most of those people are normal shoppers, just like you. But Costco — just like other big-box stores — is notoriously a place where all kinds of weird people come out of the woodwork. They’re never more visible than they are in Costco’s grocery section. All you’re trying to do is stock up on your essentials and mind your own business — but that can get tough with these characters in your path.

Below, get the rundown on the worst people you’ll encounter buying groceries at Costco.

1. The guy who would hand over his first-born child to get a sample of that pizza

Detail of a man shopping in supermarket

Detail of a man shopping in supermarket Those pizza samples are pretty great. | iStock.com/Minerva Studio

We all know that Costco’s hot samples are pretty amazing. Trying something new is one of the perks of doing your grocery shopping at the warehouse store. But some Costco shoppers get way too eager to try a sample — particularly if a Costco employee is offering a popular favorite, like pizza. This particular Costco shopper looks like he’d hand over his kid to get his hands on what’s basically a bite or two of food, tops. We’d tell him to chill out, but mostly we just want to get out of his way.