as a sign to other family members that they were his. Of course, he also
painted any tools he could talk others into loaning him, yellow also.
Didn't take long to figure out that it wasn't wise to loan him anything.
The answer lies in the first sentence --- I know I am not the only
person who avoids HD because they have that hideous orange paint
slathered on everything. As soon as I set foot in a HD I become more
tense and uncomfortable which is not conducive to HD making sales.
The level of discomfort is such that I don't even consider HD as an
option for most purchases. When I do actual darken their doorstep I
don't know my way around their store and spend much of my time playing
the "If is were a drone for the BORG where would I hide _____ so it
wouldn't sell and I won't have to re-stock the shelf?" game.
I would really hate to have something BORG orange in the shop since
shop time is a retreat from the day job. I wonder if that's why I
would rather see Bessey clamps than Jorgensen clamps?
I'm sure a lot of it comes down to personal preference in colors, but I'm
not an orange fan either. At least not THAT much orange.
The problem in my area is a lack of other stores. We do have a couple of
independents but they don't always have what I need or are not open after
3:00 on Saturday. HD is saturated. To reach a Lowes, I have to pass at
least two HD's in any direction and travel a minimum of 35 miles. They also
manage to put a lot of decent smaller chains out of business.
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