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After spending 4 hours in the store to see if they fixed their stock, I'd think I'd have checked my merchandise to make sure it wasn't damaged with staples.
MH

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On three different occasions I sent emails to HD and one to Lowes about issues I had at the local stores. I didn't rant and rave or threaten to take my dollars elsewhere. Instead, I explained the problem and made a suggestion for a fix. I received very courteous responses each time and two phone calls about the issue. One from each of the stores plus HD sent an assistant manager to the house as a follow up on one major problem.
I'm not saying they don't have many problems, hire young under paid help but all the bitching in the world on the newsgroup won't fix a thing. Peter went the right direction by talking to manager but should follow up with the home office.
Just my two cents.
Stuart Johnson Red Oak, Texas
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I think we Texans in general don't stand for any crap that a store might dish out and there is way too much competition to take care of us if any particular store dose not.
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Leon spaketh...

You know why Texans wear cowboy boots... You can't stack shit that high in tennis shoes. <g>
When I lived up north we used to say that one day Alaska would get divided in half and Texas would be the 3rd largest state. <g>
Just kiddin'
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On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 04:41:34 GMT, "Leon"

Ah...Texas!
Where men are men...and sheep are nervous! lol
Have a nice week...
Trent
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On 28 Jul 2003 13:16:46 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.combleah (Charlie Self)Crawled out of the shop and said. . .:

Sounds like something a Marine would say...DOH! here we go
Traves "Sua Sponte"
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Traves writhes forward to say:

Fair enough. He was a Marine. Most of the guys I was stationed with were.
Charlie Self
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." James Madison
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though.
the
violent
A navy guy told me this once...
Q: Why do navy ships carry marines?
A: Sheep are too obvious.
"name withheld to protect the innocent"
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I think you must have been working in the local elementary school ... LOL
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...and the women are glad for it! ;-)
Jim "Tex" Stuyck
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Q: What do Texas men use for birth control?
A: Their personalities
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wrote:

ROTFLMAO !!!
Have a nice week...
Trent
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I was always under the impression that the boots had the loose uppers designed so the sheep could not get away....8^P
-Bruce
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We did exactly that, here in Canada - split our Northwest Territories in half, that is. Now, each of the two halves is larger than Alaska : )
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wrote:

I have to disagree with that!
I saw one disgruntled Canadian...really in a pissy mood.
But he'd just left the casino in Niagara Falls! lol
P.S. The wife and I spent about a week a few years ago...in the Ottawa area. What a nice country...and a nice bunch of people.
I don't think they're allowed to mug anybody without a permit...and I don't think they give many of them out. lol
Have a nice week...
Trent
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Dave Hall responds:

RICO is a beauty, isn't it?
Government gets to confiscate, then you have to prove you didn't racketeer, at which point you discover the government has already disposed of your money and goods.
Charlie Self
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." James Madison
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On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 17:10:04 +0000, Charlie Self wrote:

Even worse is the confiscation of the earnings of the unborn through our many trust funds and associated lock boxes, all because we want to spend their money now, on ourselves. Not much they can say about it.
-Doug
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Doug Winterburn notes:

Actually, the RICO act is pure police state theft, and non-political. I'm not sure what you're covering with your "trust fund and associated lock boxes" deal, but...we do have to watch those tax and spend Democrats, don't we. Especially when the borrow and spend Republicans keep aiming ever higher for record deficits.
Charlie Self
"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." James Madison
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On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 23:05:17 +0000, Charlie Self wrote:

I'm referring to the practice of Democrats and Republicans of doing the following:
1) Collecting more taxes than required to fund pay as you go programs such as social security. 2) Spending those funds and placing IOUs in the fund lockbox. 3) Pretending that those IOUs represent an asset rather than a liability ala Enron.
The result of all this is:
1) The current taxpayers are paying more than required to fund those programs. 2) Future generations will have the privilege of paying off those IOUs when they come due with increased taxes over what they would require to take care of for their own generation's needs.
The notion of these 40 or so trust funds is laughable, and more laughable is the fact that current taxpayers, Democrat and Republican, buy the politicians story of trust funds and lock boxes as if they actually contained assets rather than liabilities.
If some of the estimates of future debt are true, we are approaching the point where tax increases and tax cuts will no longer be a source of debate for future generations as every penny and more of all, rich and poor alike, will be required to pay off these debts. This ain't partisan, this is scary.
Other than dumping these programs altogether, one long term solution is to take the excess contributions and invest them in private business bonds and stocks. That way, the profits of business would pay off the debt rather than the profits of government (taxes). Better yet would be to encourage and expand the IRA concept for those who are capable of earning a living and only tax enough to take care of the current needs of those unable to provide for themselves because of physical/mental disabilities that are no fault of their own.
-Doug
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wrote:

I'll say this much for Home Depot...and I've told this story before...
At one of our local stores, we've got a guy that HD hired...who mostly works the plumbing department. He knows his stuff...but he's extremely lazy. He works out of a wheelchair!
I kid him on a regular basis...about sitting on his dead ass...and how he should be ashamed of drawing a paycheck. He counters by trying to run me over! He's one hell of a guy...and he's not handicapped at all. He's just physically challenged.
I don't know of ANY other retailer in my area that has a handicapped person working the floor...maybe some of you folks do. I give them credit for recognizing this guy's ABILITIES...and making excellent use of them.
Have a nice week...
Trent
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