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View Diary: Comparing exit packages: Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli versus Pfc. William R. Newgard [UPDATE] (162 comments)

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  •  Don't shop Home Despot (3+ / 0-)
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    SarahLee, BobOak, Gorette

    Agree with emsprater & Braham Colorado, until they make some changes for fairness to the employees and shareholders.  

    Here is a suggestion, instead: East Asheville  Hardware by David Wilcox.

    An angel appeared
    in a holy vision
    Stood by my bedside
    in shivering light
    Spoke my name
    Told me my mission
    I could not believe I was hearing him right
    Because he said, 'Go, my son, go...
    Always go to East Asheville Hardware
    Before you go to Lowe's

    He said, Go to East Asheville Hardware
    Before you go to Lowe's
    You'll help to keep them open
    I'm worried they might close

    From the stiff competition
    From the national conglomerate
    With the full page ad
    in the color section of the Sunday paper supplement
    and stacks of plastic swimming pools
    and seven brands of power tools
    and rows and rows of registers
    all having nice days

    But no, you go, he said to me with light around his face
    He said, You go first to that age-old place
    To that old wooden door
    that you have to close behind you
    To the wide-board wooden floor
    worn down soft
    To the real thing
    Good advice, quality at a fair price
    And know that they know how deep the frost goes here.
    Sure there's stuff you'll have to find at Paty's, Lowe's or Sears
    But go to East Asheville Hardware
    Go to East Asheville Hardware
    Before it disappears.

    •  While I care about the workers at Home Depot (8+ / 0-)

      ... I quit shopping there (very close to my home) a long time ago in favor of shopping at my local hardware store.  Sure, I may pay an extra 5-10% on some items, but I can always get help and good advice when trying to fix something around the house.

      My neighborhood hardware store has been in business and owned by the same family for more than 100 years. They take great pride in their business and how they treat customers.

      I'd rather give my money to them. They live in town and so the money stays in the community rather than going to the pocket of a guy like Nardelli.

      •  I agree. (4+ / 0-)

        There are several locally owned ACE Hardware stores I go to, as well as a locally owned lumber company I can get things from.  

        What bothers me is I was an avid Home Depot shopper, someties once a week just to see what's new.  They've gotten loads of bucks from me in the past, but no more, in fact, I intend to cancel my Home Depot credit account and tell them why when I do it.

        I'm sick of America being covered by conservative crap

        by emsprater on Sun Jan 07, 2007 at 08:54:03 AM PST

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