Friday, July 16, 2021

Help. Oh please.

 

There's an Orange Apron!

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.

Yes, indeedy, our stations in life are important.

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This video is the 2014 winner of Video Awards for the Annual Tool Contest. I can see why.

The italicized and underlined words are provided by River, who is providing words for the then weekly Wednesday Words challenge!  Originally posted in 2014. Italicized words are for this particular post. It was reposting in 2019. I love this stuff.


22 comments:

  1. Asking for help is like asking for directions, I suppose.

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  2. "sorted Husband out" lol so true.

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  3. That's very clever. They should do it when customers are about, it would bring in more business.

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  4. We enjoyed the story. I like it when you do this. very ingenious, putting the words to USE. We had a busy day, I am beat. But had some fun at the yard sale...

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    1. Playing with words is the best play of all.
      We are roasting here--100deg.

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  5. I was hoping the Home Depot group would burst into a version of Blondie's Heart of Glass - that's what the beginning rhythms reminded me of. But riffing on the Backstreet Boy's "Backstreet's Back" is almost as good! P.S. I have two cousins who work for Home Depot. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Amazing how they put the music all together.

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  6. This is why i send my Sweetie to a local hardware store where they know him and they can always figure out what he needs.

    That video was great!

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    1. You must live in a town where the community looks out for each other.

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  7. I love Home Depot. Actually I love the smell of the wood. That sounds weird. Oh well, I do enjoy going there and the folks here are good about helping. I thought of getting a job there but walking on those cement floors might do me in! Loved the video and your story. Very true on many levels!

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    1. We went to Lowes after the virus hit. It was a treat.

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  8. I actually knew a woman who swept that way at work. Minus the beat-boxing. And the rhythm. Just little short strokes in a roughly one yard square.

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  9. This was quite clever and the video is perfect. Looks like EVERY Home Depot I've ever been in. The orange aprons tell it all. Great use of the words, too.

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    1. Home Depot was mighty busy when Covid was easy for Home Depot parties.

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  10. That's a cute video. The story is so true!! LOL Hurrah for the wives (and the husband's too). ;)

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