The Holy Grail of Hardware Stores

LisaD

The Holy Grail of Hardware Stores

LisaD
Disposable_nitrile_gloveMy husband had a doctor's appointment a few days ago and afterward I asked him if he wanted to go anywhere else. He wasn't sure and then I reminded him that a new hardware store was open.

"Ooh. Let's go there," he exclaimed.

"Okay."

Cause, ya know, tools are da bomb.

So my first impression was that it was shiny and that most of the things in there I had no clue what they were. But the husband was happy.

"What's this?" I asked.

"It's a wrench."

"Oh. I just liked it cause it's the color of The Hulk."

Then he started explaining some thingabobby to me:

"Yeah. I don't really know what you're saying but that's okay. I'm tired. I think I'm gonna sit down."

"Can you sit in it or is it on display?"

"Uh. I'm gonna sit in it. I'll tell em I'm trying it out."

"Oh. It has a tray."

"Ooh. An armrest."

"I think that's to set drinks on."

"Right now it's an armrest."

And then I saw it -- the Holy Grail. A box of 500 disposable gloves for $7.99.

And that made it all worthwhile.

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Denise

I totally want to go to a hardware store now. :)

EllysGdaughter

I have to say that my AH, hubby worked hardware for many years and we both still love to investigate hardware stores :) I love gloves too, they make cutting up chicken less messy!!! and other things... Glad you enjoy Hardware stores too!

Desiree

I really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing!\r\nHardware stores have come a long way, haven't they? Lots of cool stuff besides the ever present cantilevered erknards. Female sales staff (and dang are they knowledgeable!) Sparkling clean and well-lit. Almost like shopping at Dillards, minus the perfume-squirting cosmetics department ninjas!

Goldie

Thanks for sharing this! My dad still loves going to the hardware store. When the small one in his neighborhood closed, the older men lost their place to hang out.