I used to work in a very prominent retail hardware store. We would get some
odd questions, on occasion.
Lady calls and asks "ya know those 8x10 tarps you have advertised? Which
way does the 8 go and which way is the 10?"
When mixing and selling paint in the paint department, we would always tell
our customers buying large quantities of gallon sized paint cans to "box"
their paint to ensure a good color continuity. This of course meant mixing
the gallons together for color consistency. After a very large order of
custom mixed paint was delivered to a customer so they could paint their
house and trim, we got the phone call. I know, I know, but you're getting
ahead of me. She was yelling about how the color was all wrong. Turns out,
she mixed the main color with the trim color!
Had a lady come into the tool department. Her husband had sent her in to
buy a 90 degree attachment for his electric drill. I showed her the item on
the shelf. She balked at the price and asked, "well, couldn't he just bend
the drill bit?
Rock tumbler display on an end-cap. Lady standing there for a long time,
studying the tumblers and rock samples. We had rough rocks on one side and
tumbled rocks on the other side of one of the tumblers. When I enquired if
she needed help, she looked at me with a knowing smile and said, "you can't
tell me those are the same rocks!"
Best Regards, Phil
Living In The Woods Of Beautiful Bonney Lake, Washington
Billy Bob and Bubba are working on a finish-out job and Bubba is
putting up sheetrock. Billy Bob notices that Bubba is closely
inspecting each nail he pulls out of his pouch, and only using about
half of them, tossing the others away. Puzzled, he asks Bubba what's
wrong with those nails. Bubba pulls a nail from his pouch with the
point towards him and says "See, this nail is defective. The head is
on the wrong end!" Bubba jumps right in an says "You idiot! Save
those for the other side of the wall!"
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