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Forum topic by Abbott posted 08-17-2010 05:26 PM 4606 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2010 05:26 PM


-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 05:36 PM

thank´s for the laugh Abbott
was this one for Mark…..LOL


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#2 posted 08-17-2010 05:42 PM

Thats awesome, thanks for posting!

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 05:52 PM


-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#4 posted 08-17-2010 06:07 PM

Haha. I think those 3 guys smoking work at my local store. lol. And sadly, I’ve fallen victim to the “This isn’t my department” routine before.

-- Matt -

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#5 posted 08-17-2010 06:09 PM

Good one, Abbot, everyone needs at least a dozen good laughs every 8 hours. This is probably the best that I’ve had today. Come to think of it I believe that it is the only one I’ve had today. So, double thanks for posting it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 08-17-2010 06:13 PM

good one. lol :-)

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#7 posted 08-17-2010 06:20 PM

funny…but oh so true…LOL Our Borg store was actually very much like the way the manual states until Lowes opened a franchise…Now you can’t avoid the clerks asking if you need help..or did you find what you need…etc.

I remember buying a large water heater a few years back…I waited over an hour for the guy to help me load it on my truck – after several times to the service desk asking them to re-page the assistant…a very nice person in the parking lot helped me get the top edge on my truck gate and I slid it in the rest of the way myself…so much for the “helpful hardware folks”....LOL

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 08-17-2010 06:25 PM

Just too funny!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 08-17-2010 06:31 PM

I still remember when Home Depot was staffed by people way more knowledgeable than I (which isn’t saying much but still…) that seemed to go out of their way to help. Sadly those days are long since gone. I have noticed in the last 6 months or so that they seem to be getting better but they still are nowhere near as competent as they used to be.

-- Gunther, Marietta GA -- So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be. -Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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#10 posted 08-17-2010 09:51 PM

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA so true! Thanx a bunch abbott and dennis for posting this to me. I’m going to print it and bring it over to my buddies at home depot lol… that is sooo awesome

-- M.K.

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#11 posted 08-17-2010 10:01 PM

I’ve certainly experience this at times, but overall, I gotta say my HD has some pretty good employees.

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#12 posted 08-17-2010 10:16 PM

That is great. Applies to B&Q in the UK

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#13 posted 08-18-2010 12:03 AM

Whereas that was quite humerous it sure does not reflect my experience at the Home Depot stores I have been in. I have found employees to be helpful especially in pointing me to exactly where things are in the store. I think they spend their spare time memorizing where every minute item is stocked so they can ‘tell me where to go’ to find what I’m looking for.

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#14 posted 08-18-2010 12:19 AM

That training manual is most applicable if you get the “weekend crew” which is composed of high school students who seem to be there more for the illusion of employees.

OTOH, my last trip to HD I had a very helpful employee that was willing to basically be my personal shopper and lead me to each item within the store. At first I thought, this is totally unnecessary. Then again if the guy is getting paid by the hour, and the store is quiet, why not go the extra mile?

Good laugh, i’ll forward this on for sure!

-- Jeff

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#15 posted 08-18-2010 03:56 AM

My nearest HD has this big old German-looking guy (looks like Benny Hill’s toymaker character from “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”) who, if I say I don’t need any help, shadows me like he thinks I’m going to shoplift something (that’s when I go and try out all the doorbells).

In all fairness, I did have a young guy who cut and threaded a bunch of pieces of pipe for me. I had mocked up the whole system with PVC, and brought all the pieces into the store. He did them in some kind of order, to minimize waste, and managed to juggle several other customers while the threading machine was running. I tried to tip him, but he said he wasn’t allowed to take it. I made sure and mentioned him to the manager.

-- "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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