The Sledgehammer – Version 2.0

June 26, 2008

The Night the Lights Went Out at Costco

Filed under: Random Stuff — Tags: — Brian Lutz @ 1:45 am

 Here’s something you don’t see very often: a huge shelf loaded with HDTVs at the Issaquah Costco, all of them completely dark.  I was over there yesterday evening to go try to figure out what shiny new stuff they have currently that I can’t live without (not a lot it would seem,) when suddenly the power to the store went out, plunging the whole store into darkness…  Well OK, maybe not darkness, but definitely a state of moderate dimness.  The store has plenty of skylights to let natural light in, so the risk of doing yourself in by blundering into a pallet of kitchen knives remained fairly minimal.

Fortunately for the shoppers, it turns out that the registers at this store are on backup power in case of an outage, so as far as I could tell, for the most part things just ran as usual, at least in the front end.  I’m sure the whole thing probably caused a few headaches over there though, particularly in the frozen foods department. 

 

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