HD on Port road off Capitol. Look for Carla in Paints. I was looking at
weatherseal, she asked if I was finding everything, I quipped offhand that
the stuff I was looking at required 40 degrees and it was a 30 degree day.
She said I needed Seal&Peel, walked down the aisle, and brought a tube to
me. OK, I wasn't actually intending to buy any at all, but I left with two
tubes. When I got home, I called up HD and asked for her manager to be
sure he heard my "AttaGirl" loud and clear.
Menard's OTH (on 76th) has actively hostile twerps roaming the aisles.
"Keep your ass behind you"
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The Menard's "up by me" has a program where they'll give you
a discount if you can show a picture of a car on blocks in
front of your double wide or prove that you store your ice
auger in your bedroom.
UA100, who once saw a bumper sticker that read, "Deer Fear
Me, Women Crave Me" and thought, that's a Menard's
If you consider it a sport to gather your food by drilling through
38 inches of ice and sitting there all day hoping that the food will swim
by, you might live in Wisconsin.
If you have ever refused to buy something because it's "too
spendy", you might live in Wisconsin.
If you have worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you might
live in Wisconsin.
If you have either a pet or a child named "Brett", you might live
If you see people wearing camouflage at social events (including
weddings and funerals), you might live in Wisconsin.
Dyslexic, too. He got it backwards.
"They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some
kind of federal program." George W. Bush, St. Charles, Missouri, November 2,
I've just given up on asking. If I can't find what I want, I assume that
either a) they don't have it, or 2) they don't care if they sell it to me.
Either way I leave and go to the next one (and the next and... until I put
the project on-hold and get what I need on-line).
That will make it very convenient, you will be able to tell which one you
are in. I used to live in the Northern VA suburbs of DC and there were 5
HDs within 5 miles of my house (some were Hechingers), and 5 different floor
plans. Very confusing. And you still couldn't get informed help. At
least, I had 3 good wood dealers nearby; here in NC it is 30 miles to get
good wood at a good price.
Yeah, we had a Lowes open up here last fall, right behind the orange
Borg. As soon as they opened HD laid off about half their employees.
You go into Lowes and there are salespeople crawling the halls, mostly
in pairs talking to each other. It's the same stuff at the same prices
in a newer store with (unbelievably enough) worse service. Yowsa!
Must be red state/blue state ... it's just the opposite down heah.
BTW, don't try talking to that friendly looking 5' 4" gentleman/lady always
standing in the same spot just past the entrance door ... he/she's a
Well, 'sconsin is juuuuuuuust barely whatever color Democrat is, so I'm
not sure that makes a difference. Almost at the point where if the
invalid votes in Milwaukee hadn't been cast, it might have gone the
I talk to that lady in the Sugarland SW Freeway store on occasion. This one
is so realistic that she actually walks and talks. However her standard
answer is to continue looking where you were looking if you are having a
hard time finding something. Soooo although the model in the Sugarland
store is sophisticated enough that she does walk and talk she cannot think
or give more than one answer to multiple questions. She must have been a
doctor or weather forecaster model in a previous job function as she is
never right the first time she answers.
Actually, they (HD) lay different ones out as mirror images for some
reason I don't fathom...the two in Konxville, TN, are mirror images of
each other...of course, one is west, the other east--maybe that's it..
This is pretty common in lots of different stores. I used to work at a
"left handed" Wal-Mart. Since it was the only Wal-Mart around, I had no
idea it was backwards until I started driving a truck.
As far as the Lowes' vs. HD experience, when HD finally came to town, I
looked around a few times, and pronounced it "just like Lowe's, only
orange." I wonder if Keith feels the same about Lowe's, having grown up in
HD. The two stores are about 90% identical merchandise/price wise. The
layouts are different, and that's annoying. I'd rather shop at the one
where I know how to find stuff, and for me, that's Lowe's. I almost never
bother to drive a bit further up the street to HD. It's not that I hate
HD, but I do feel like their store is pretty much superfluous. Lowe's is
closer, familiar, and 90% identical. Oh, and it's blue, not orange. I
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Here in my neck of the woods, Lowe's is cleaner, much more organized, less
busy, and you are more likely to hear English over the PA.
Home Depot is the exact opposite, but closer, and, since I have both a
commercial and individual HD account, I rarely go elsewhere.
Besides, Lowe's, thus far, is also the ONLY place in the world I've been,
including the UK and Europe, where my Visa business debit card will simply
NOT work without ten minutes hassle ... go figure.
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