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lamberts-lost-tooth
06-11-2006, 02:00 PM
So ...I'm building my kids a treehouse/clubouse right? All I need is a box of nails to finish. Impressed that I had gotten so much done and looking forward to finishing, I jump into the Explorer and head to the local Lowe's "home improvement" center.
I walk in, and not being familiar with where things were located..I looked for an "associate" to assist me. My first impression was "Holy Crap!...everyone who works her is either 17 or 70...noone in between!"
I walk up to some "thrasher" with about ten visible piercings and politely ask him where the nail aisle was located. He makes a vague gesture and says ..."over there". How helpful. Now I was certain that the nails werent "here"...they were "there".
I find the next youthful employee...who listened to my question while smacking her gum and blinking alot...I could actually see my question sloooowwwly sinking into her cerebral regions..and was extremely gratified to get something that resembled an answer.
I walk to the othe side of the store...locate the nail aisle and turn down it to see one our senior citizens stocking the shelves. As I approach him ..he looks at me and seems to be getting nervous. When I get within about twenty feet of him, he abruptly stands up and hurries out of the aisle at the oposite end. I was very confused about his behavior until I arrived at the eact location he had previously vacated. Yep...I walk into a noxious green funk of flatulance that immedietaly made my eyes water, and actually prolonged the agony by making it harder to find the nails that were convenietly located right in the center maelstrom of the fart storm.
I grab the nails...take them to register and wait for Gum-smacker to ring them up...slooowwwly, and make what I prefer to think of as "my escape" from the store.
(Thank God for Menards!!!!!!!)

CAH
06-11-2006, 02:07 PM
We have a pretty nice Lowe's here in Uniontown, PA and it doesn't sound like yours at all. You just got yourself a winner or should I say loser. :getdown:

SteelerDan43
06-11-2006, 02:52 PM
Lowe's aint perfect but its better than the Hopeless Depot

BlackNGold203
06-11-2006, 03:06 PM
Im a Lowe's guy...Home Depot sucks...

The Lowe's in Butler is outstanding...it's the only place I go...

Prosdo
06-11-2006, 03:10 PM
The Lowe's in the Waterfront isn't bad. I just don't like the Home Depot in Monroeville.

Cape Cod Steel Head
06-11-2006, 05:29 PM
Just be glad that they spoke English, and were able to comprehend your question.

3 to be 4
06-11-2006, 05:45 PM
was this in Hyannis by any chance?

the Lowes in Florence,SC isnt much better. it tok them about 3 weeks to deliver a fence because, and I quote "Willie had a funeral"
aah, South Carolina!

Cape Cod Steel Head
06-11-2006, 06:37 PM
was this in Hyannis by any chance?

the Lowes in Florence,SC isnt much better. it tok them about 3 weeks to deliver a fence because, and I quote "Willie had a funeral"
aah, South Carolina!How did you guess?

Ambridge
06-11-2006, 07:01 PM
Lowe's aint perfect but its better than the Hopeless Depot

I agree with that.

My wife and myself when we were preparing on getting our kitchen remodeled went to Home Depot and arranged to have a meeting with one their interior "specialists" to pick out new cabinets, countertops, stove, lighting....etc.

It was a big job that was going to involve a hefty chunk of cash......and when the day came for the consultation came it took about 4 assistant managers and 45 minutes later for one of them to tell us that our appointment had been cancelled and that the "Shmuck" that we were supposed to meet with forgot to call us and let us know.

At the embarassment of my wife I let it be known in a loud way that they were a bunch of Idiot ****ing *******s and that I was taking my business elsewhere.

We ended up going to Lowe's.

Koopa
06-11-2006, 07:13 PM
f'k lowes, made me go to two pointess interviews and never hired me lol

SteelShooter
06-11-2006, 08:33 PM
The Home Depot in Imperial Beach, CA isn't bad at all. Only one Lowes around here, and the distance makes it impractical.
Now, back home in TX....it's Lowes or nuttin' Honey!

Lyn
06-11-2006, 08:58 PM
The Home Depot in Lansing used to be terrible and the only gun in town. Then came Lowes and Menards and Home Depot really cleaned up their act. They have a lovely garden center and the store is very clean and things are well marked. I absolutely LOVE Menards, it is my favorite store LOL. I have been to Lowes but not alot so I really can't say anything against them ...........or for them for that matter:)

3 to be 4
06-11-2006, 09:40 PM
How did you guess?


sounded like the kids i knew back then:bouncy:

SteelerzGirl
06-11-2006, 09:48 PM
f'k lowes, made me go to two pointess interviews and never hired me lol

Awww... :frown: I would have hired you if I worked at Lowe's, Koopa, because I know you would have me in stitches laughing the entire day. :smile:

Since I'm a Team Hendrick fan, I'm a Lowe's girl. The Lowe's and Home Depot in Johnstown are across the street from each other, but I never go to Home Depot. Never...(lol)!

Black@Gold Forever32
06-11-2006, 09:51 PM
Menards all the way. Well one of my friends works at Menards. Have to support my friend even though he is a Raiders fan.

Stlrs4Life
06-11-2006, 10:24 PM
We have a pretty nice Lowe's here in Uniontown, PA and it doesn't sound like yours at all. You just got yourself a winner or should I say loser. :getdown:


Same with ours. I like our Lowes over Home Depot anyday. Lowes has some senior citizens, and when I'm doing a project, they are the ones I look for first. Majority of them know what the heck they asre talking about. Sorry you had a rough time Lambert.

Suitanim
06-12-2006, 05:43 PM
This thread makes me happy I didn't actually have to finish Sheri's kitchen.

beSteelmyheart
06-12-2006, 08:01 PM
That's hilarious!
Sorry you had a rough time of it, but consider yourself lucky to have found any working employees at all.

melroseplace
06-12-2006, 08:09 PM
Im a Lowe's guy...Home Depot sucks...

The Lowe's in Butler is outstanding...it's the only place I go...

I'm from Butler! I think it's weird how our Home Depot and Lowes are right next to each other (literally) and both manage to stay in business.