[at-l] corporate big BOX

Dave Hicks carla_dave_hicks at verizon.net
Sun Apr 10 19:19:16 CDT 2011

That’s not limited to hardware – albeit the more mechanical, specialized, and/or technical (other than computers and that genre) stores do tend to have more of it.

Think about buying a pack, hiking shoes, etc. -- when the clerk is not an experienced long-distance hiker.  I’ve walked out thinking “That clerk may know a lot about mountain bikes or skis or kayaks, but....”


BTW – remember the thread we had years ago about what “light-weight” item an outfitter’s clerk tried to sell you?   

From: Jim Bullard 
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2011 7:42 PM
To: Amy Forinash 
Cc: at-l 
Subject: Re: [at-l] corporate big BOX

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 7:26 PM, Amy Forinash <aeforinash at gmail.com> wrote:

  I try to find the oldest looking guy in the store.  Preferably with a beard.  They usually have a clue.

This is true everywhere. Even in the local hardware store (it's been around for at least 60 years) the young employees don't know squat. It's not their fault really. They haven't lived long enough yet. The problem is when they aren't honest enough to say "I don't know" and instead give you wrong answer.

Jim Bullard

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