Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Holidays - A very special time of crazy

Even more than the mentally unhinged holiday drivers, I enjoy some of the bizarre conversations between shoppers and store staff.

This afternoon I stopped at Home Depot to pick up a drill bit. Another gentleman, who seemed mostly normal but perhaps a bit socially challenged, was talking to an employee about power saws. I hadn't been paying much attention until the shopper's voiced got louder and quite exasperated.

"I just don't need a quality circular saw! My kids are still little and are very hard on stuff so it's just going to get broken when they use it anyway! Please just tell me which one is the best value for the money!"

The employee picked up the cheapest saw and through barely suppressed laughter/frustration said, "This one is inexpensive and will work well for the entire time it continues to operate."

4 comments:

Tessa said...

Ahhh holiday shoppers. Hillarious. I was given power tools at a young age but not circular saws. That is what I am asking for now. I am very curious about this man now and his children. I wish I could read minds...

gouda said...

I didn't see you behind me... When were you in Omaha anyway?

JessWilson said...

Hey phantom Gouda, we need a blog post from you containing many pictures of your cute boys. Parents ok too. ;) Please? Pretty, please??

Aaron Smith said...

I'm going to second Jessica's request there and wonder exactly what you kids would do with a power saw ;)