And another thing

May 28th, 2009 8:14 PM -05

I don’t know what it is about home improvement stores, but the fiance and I can’t leave a Lowe’s or Home Depot without leaving behind something we’d intended to buy. We make lists, but that doesn’t preclude inevitable forgetfulness.

Normally, I’m an independent shopper. I’m a huge fan of “no thanks, I’m just browsing.” But that goes out the window in Lowe’s and Home Depot. I shamelessly push those help buttons and track down sales associates like nobody’s business. I’ve mastered the deer in headlights look for faster assistance.

The other day, I needed a right angled plastic thingamajig to prevent water from splashing off the tub and onto the tile floor. I half-assedly looked in plumbing before stalking a Lowe’s dude. Turns out the “splash guard” display was about 15 feet from where I’d waited. They were out of stock until tonight, when I scored it and my new favorite temporary fix.

Now I just need to install the splash guard. If only Lowe’s had a Geek Squad…

One Response to “And another thing”

  1. Heather says:

    that would be called a handy man…lol

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