Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Husband and Wife in Home Depot

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Upon marriage, it is assumed that each partner knows their station in life: Husband carries the load, seizing opportunities to improve and provide for his family. Wife is released to do everything else, all to cover all bases and support as far as possible and using common sense, her Husband's decisions.

For example, couple heads to Home Depot to purchase stuff for home project. Husband has written in a notebook: screws, nails, bug killer, and a lot of other items.

When Husband walks into Home Depot, he walks aimlessly looking for tools and plumbing.  Where is that... you know, those screws I wanted...He mutters to Wife, who rolls her eyes to heavens above in supplication.


A customer walks inside at a Home Depot store in Peoria, Illinois.
Husband searching aimlessly

Wife steams inside.  She heads over to a stranger in an orange apron.  She pleads the Orange apron woman, Help me!  Please!  Orange apron woman sees Husband, and recognizes that look of frustration, and hurries to help Him.

Husband is embarrassed---HE doesn't need help. The woman in the Orange apron tries to help Husband, but he did not write down the size of the screw or the nail. He could remember those damn sizes! Thank you very much!

Meanwhile, Wife has gone ahead to toss those "other items" into the cart, including several rolls of duct tape.  Finally, Orange apron has sorted Husband out, helping him to figure out the screw and nail situation. Husband is pleased.  Wife is relieved. Orange apron chalks it up to just another Husband, lost until found by Wife.

As they head to check-out, Wife turns to Orange apron and mouths "Thank You!" Apron mouths back, "Good luck!" Both shake their heads in commiseration.


Home Depot 2014 Video Winner about 4 min. long

Yes, indeedy, our stations in life are important.

The underlined Wednesday Words are from Delores back in 2016. She is such a clever girl.

21 comments:

  1. Okay, enough already. I hate being picked on. LOL My girl swears I go to Home Depot and Lowes just to smell the lumber.
    I don't need to be reminded I forgot to write it down, thank you very much. LOL
    Love it. y'all try to be good now
    Sherry & jack

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  2. Hi Susan - I do 'hate' those shops ... so so much - usually I get someone else organised! Fun to see though and the sentiment - yes I guess so ... cheers Hilary

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  3. Sometimes I think we need an orange apron helper right here at home!

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  4. Best just to let him search, as you say Susan, and then come to the rescue when needed, I’m trained to a very high standard in the art of husband rescue ��

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  5. God bless orange apron lady! Fortunately my Tom always seems to know exactly 'what and where' … me, every time I have to go in Home Depot I feel I need a passport and tour guide.

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  6. And husband took all the credit for completing the shopping.

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  7. I hate loathe and despise those stores. And those trips. All kudos to Orange aprons the world over.
    Delores is indeed clever and will be sadly missed when she surrenders her internet next month.

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  8. My husband goes to those big box stores by himself to get what the boss sends him to get. If i need a hardware store, i go to a real hardware store, locally owned, that smells like a hardware store.

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  10. Oh yah. Been there. And thatd video. You just can't turn it off can you?

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  11. haha but but it is found eventually.

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  12. I am at least impressed that he listened to a woman in the orange apron. Some men I know just assume women can help pick out colors but know nothing about the "real" stuff.

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  13. Just another great reason I'm single!!!!!

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  14. To be fair, they can't find anything in their own home after 30 years of living in it, either.

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  15. Some guy shot another guy in the Lowes parking lot at one of the local ones here.

    If they had gone to Home Depot, apparently they would have helped. Or as the slogan goes anyway. I'm also not allowed in their bathrooms for asking for help.

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  16. Most men seem to almost live in their local hardware store, so you think they'd know right away where everything is, even without large overhead signs and other assistance.

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  17. Dear Susan, I so enjoyed this Home Depot video. Never knew about any contest, but it's easy to see why this group won. And yes, even though I'm not married, I do understand this concept of "stations"!!!!!! Sounds to me like the sighted leading the blind! Peace.

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  18. Stations matter, especially for something of such grave importance as a trip to Home Depot!! Most big fights are over something trivial. Minding our stations helps. ;) :)

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  19. You wonder how many people the orange apron has to help and the issues that have to be dealt with. :)

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  20. What is it about men and asking for help?

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  21. Those big stores can be so confusing.
    I'm pleased to say that we have a wonderful hardware store locally, and they are so helpful … even I don't mind shopping there!

    All the best Jan

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!