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in the projects...

i paid my local lumber store a visit today (do it center). on my list....face mask and framing wood. the santa ana winds have kicked up lately and i'm slightly suffering, mostly in the nasal region.

so, i took my goods to the nearest check out counter. the cashier was so friendly. he asked me to put my credit card and driver's license under a blue light to confirm my criminal intent. 'greeeeeeeeat'....i thought, fighting crime, it's a good thing. i even asked about the process and what exactly he was scoping out. turns out all sorts of codes and cryptic stuff is translated in the simplest of transactions. he said, 'yeah, this stuff really works....that is, until the criminals figure it out, of course.' and i said, 'yeah, yeah, on to the next scam.....they gotta make a livin' too, yah?'

then he gave me my receipt and sent me on my way....making sure to say:

'good luck with your project.'

at least he didn't tell me to 'have fun with my CRAFTS'.....

then i woulda hadta gone bonnie and clyde on his ass.

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wander
Jan. 17th, 2008 06:03 am (UTC)
Women who buy lumber and know what they are doing is quite the turn on for a lot of men. No doubt he was trying to keep your attention for as long as possible.

W
artworkslive
Jan. 17th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
heh, yeah....you're prolly right. girls buying woodeez make boys get woodeez. it makes SO much sense now!!!!!

i gotta kick outta the floater who gave me 'tips' on how to tell a good piece of wood today (ike i don't know!!!!!) he held it up and wobbled it.....'now, here's a good piece o'wood cuz it doesn't jiggle, see?'



wander
Jan. 17th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
Sounds like you had a crowd of us following you around the store. Like the pied piper of Home Depot or something.

W
blackfrances
Jan. 17th, 2008 04:28 pm (UTC)
i stopped to get some lumber in a dress once...big mistake. one of the things i was getting was a sheet of plywood, which i had to have cut down. some guy saw me loading it onto the cart, and made some jerk comment. when i was in line to pay and the wood was cut down, he said "oh no, you broke it!"

i hate people like that. i am petite and female, surely i have no sense for carpentry. men, pfft.
artworkslive
Jan. 17th, 2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
i suppose some men just aren't used to seeing women in that environment. would i think twice about a man in a fabric store? maaaaaaaybe. all i know is i wouldn't offer condescending remarks....
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