Well, I finally broke down and got a Costco membership.
There is one only a few miles from me, and I can use it to get some goods (paper products, culturelle and vitamins, Brita filters, etc). Plus gas.
They do have decent deals on gas.
The parking lot is cray cray- as it is adjacent to a homo depot and pet smart and other crap. But it isn’t too stab-inducing.
Plus, anyone who files the bible under “fiction” is alright in my book.