Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #45: Offended At The Home Depot

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Blog entry by William posted 02-29-2012 01:00 AM 2083 reads 1 time favorited 41 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#1 posted 02-29-2012 01:12 AM

I’d have words with the manager and demand an apology, I would also file a complaint with corporate over how uncooperative their loss prevention guy was. If it were to happen again I would make a show of it. God and everyone would hear me. I used to work loss prevention, we never harassed anyone we weren’t 100% sure had stolen something.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 01:16 AM

Thanks KTMM. It wouldn’t have been hard for the guy to walk maybe a hundred yards back for me to prove what had actually happened. I considered maybe it ticked them off I didn’t put it back on the rack where it goes. Still though, he should have given me the opportunity.

By the way, you at home yet. Sorry I couldn’t answer your call earlier today. I was back in the doctor’s office.


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#3 posted 02-29-2012 01:16 AM

Is there any chance he was actually trying to be considerate by not making you walk back while at the time trying to do his job?

If not…what KTMM said.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#4 posted 02-29-2012 01:19 AM

I considered that too DY. However, I asked several times. It should have been apparant that I really wanted to go back and prove it to him.

My wife is a security guard. So I know it’s a pain in the rear dealing with shoplifters. I felt a need to prove that I wasn’t one of them.


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#5 posted 02-29-2012 01:24 AM

Then I’d say what KTMM said.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 01:25 AM

I would just let it go. If he did not accuse you, or search you at his request, or even ask you to go get the item. He was trying to do his job. Inconveinent, but really nothing more. Since you have nothing to hide, I see it as no big deal. But I do see how it could be upsetting, if you let it.

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Chuck Anstrom

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 01:33 AM

The Home Depot in Springfield, Virginia is great. I have NEVER had a problem. KTMM has a good point. Maybe the guy was trying to do his job and he made an error.

-- Chuck Anstrom - Virginia

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#8 posted 02-29-2012 02:05 AM

I had close to this happen to me at bass pro. Every corner I made someone was standing there staring at me. I don’t know what they thought I had done. But this went on for an half hour. It made me so mad we left. Now I am old school, if I did it fine. But if I am guilty of nothing, you are going to have a mad wet hornet on your hands.
Theft is one reason we pay high prices. But you have to be 100 percent sure before approaching someone.
I don’t know what I would do William.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#9 posted 02-29-2012 02:07 AM

I think you were perfectly reasonable with all actions, but I probably wouldn’t do anything about it except hold a grudge for a while. You had a slight bit of responsibility for the incident, though nothing unreasonable, but probably wouldn’t get much satisfaction pursueing it any further.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#10 posted 02-29-2012 02:09 AM

Joe has a good point.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#11 posted 02-29-2012 02:14 AM

I am with ShaneA on this. No blood, no foul.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#12 posted 02-29-2012 02:24 AM

I appreciate all the advice. I can’t say what I’m going to do for sure just yet. I do feel better after venting on Lumberjocks.
I do think I’m going to do something I’m always threatening. There is a little hardware store here named Hayden’s Hardware. It’s one of those old style places with antique tools hanging on the wall, coffee on for the customers, and a helpful old fella helping you find whatever you need as soon as you walk in the door. You can’t find anything in that store, but he knows where whatever you need is exactly. He may be slow walking to it, but you’ll get it with no issues. You do pay a tiny bit more for everything there, but the service, respect, and feel are well worth it.
The only reason I haven’t been going to Hayden’s more is because it is problematic getting in and out of their parking lot. It’s been there since before I was born and they’ve built all around it. I’m starting to think this little aggrevation is worth dealing with though.


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#13 posted 02-29-2012 02:27 AM

I think you should just let it go.. but if something every comes up that you need to pursue, do this. Go to the courtesy desk and ask for the name/number/address of the regional manager. Then watch things happen. They HAVE to give it to you. Corporate tells them so, but believe me they don’t want to. They’ll ask you why, when they do you will have the undivided attention of the highest level person in the building. Keep it civil and they will to. They will do what they can to solve the issue then they’ll hope for the best.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#14 posted 02-29-2012 02:40 AM

I’ve got it! Take your new lamp down there to show him what you’re doing with the router bit!

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#15 posted 02-29-2012 02:41 AM

I’m with Shane A on this one. You convinced him of your innocence or he would have walked back to check your story. I’m a grudge holder so take it from me, holding a grudge doesn’t make you any happier so try to forget the whole incident. I know: “Easier said than done.”

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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