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  •  I hate shopping at Home Depot anyway (6+ / 0-)

    God I hate shopping at that place. The collective intelligence of the one near me (Emeryville CA) doesn't break 100 IQ. It's pathetic and a little disturbing. The floors are so hard that after ten minutes even in comfortable sneakers my feet start hurting. The 40-foot-tall shelves constantly make me feel like the walls are coming down. They don't staff enough cashiers, forcing people into the "self-serve" lane, which is just more of a pain in the ass with you having to do everything. Then on top of it they don't appear to have a single piece of patio furniture that they can actually sell you. But first you'll get to stand in line for half an hour at the special orders desk waiting to find out that the patio dining set they have displayed on their floor isn't actually available in the store or on-line. I spent my $300 at the Orchard Supply Hardware in west Berkeley and came out of there a happy camper. That's where I'm going all the time from now on.

    A word after a word after a word is power. -- Margaret Atwood

    by tmo on Wed Jun 14, 2006 at 06:58:50 PM PDT

    •  I will NOT darken the doorway (0+ / 0-)

      of HomeDepot. Once I learned from .Buy Blue how MUCH they gave to the Republican party...NO WAY will I shop there.
      I found a small independent hardware shop where the staff KNOW about all aspects of home repair and will actually HELP you find what you need.

      Same with Krogers (FredMeyers here in Oregon). So, I started shopping at Costco and fresh food I buy from again...a small independent grocer. Yes, it costs more. But it is WELL WORTH IT

      Spiritual people inspire me; Religious people frighten me.

      by Esjaydee on Wed Jun 14, 2006 at 09:56:42 PM PDT

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    •  Boy, that's the truth! (0+ / 0-)

      "They don't staff enough cashiers, forcing people into the "self-serve" lane"

      That's one trend they can stick up their asses!

    •  Almost crushed by an area rug at Home Depot (0+ / 0-)
      I was nine months pregnant and in the Home Depot rug department when a HUGE area rug fell about 40 feet from the top shelf and landed just inches from me and my 1 year old. I'm SURE that's not the first time it's happened.

      I go to Lowes now, but they so the same thing - stocking up to the ceiling. Whenever we go, I'm constantly looking up!

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