Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Overheard at the Home Depot

Overhead last weekend at the Home Depot:

Customer (to HD Employee #1, wearing a small orange apron): Where can I find fence posts?

HD Employee #1 (mumbling to herself): Where can I find fence posts?...Where can I find fence posts?

Customer (laughing): I don't know, I asked you first.

HD Employee #1 (to HD Employee #2, wearing a large orange apron, walking by eating something): Hey, where are the fence posts?

HD Employee #2: Why ask me that when I've got a mouth full of food?

HD Employee #1: Because your apron is bigger than mine.

(HD Employee #2 proceeded to wrangle HD Employee #3 who did know where to find fence posts).

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hard times for hardware

Evidence of the "Home Depot effect" landed in our mailbox this week with a flyer from Dripping Springs Hardware inviting us to its Store Closing Sale:

"We wanted you to be the first to know, after nearly 25 years in business, Dripping Springs Hardware has decided to liquidate and close the store."