Daily Archive for August 12th, 2004

A little milestone

I had to run a quick errand to Home Depot yesterday.

It was the first time for me to go to Home Depot by myself (without Yoshi) and I am happy to report that I made it out alive.

I even used their self-checkout station to pay for the item I bought. Thank goodness for that self-checkout station, too.

First, they had “temporarily closed” the aisle where my item was located because they were using a forklift waaaay on the other end of the aisle. The “DO NOT CROSS” barrier was close enough to the item so that I could stand on the other side of the barrier and look at it, but far enough so that I couldn’t reach it. I tried to move the barrier over so I could get at my item and the Home Depot dude at the other end
yelled at me, so I walked around for a bit until they were done with the forklift.

A little slice of heaven in Home Depot

Here is a photo I took of a little slice of Home Depot heaven. It’s the air-conditioning section and I stood there “testing the samples” while waiting for the forklift dude, wishing we had A/C at home. Actually, I wished I had a row of air conditioners, kind of like this one, but mounted prettier.

Anyway, if it wasn’t for those self-checkout stations, I would probably STILL be in line at the cashier. I had originally stood in a regular line before trying the self-checkout. When I walked out the door, I saw the person in front of me in that first line standing in the exact same spot. Doh.

A little milestone

I had to run a quick errand to Home Depot yesterday.

It was the first time for me to go to Home Depot by myself (without Yoshi) and I am happy to report that I made it out alive.

I even used their self-checkout station to pay for the item I bought. Thank goodness for that self-checkout station, too.

First, they had “temporarily closed” the aisle where my item was located because they were using a forklift waaaay on the other end of the aisle. The “DO NOT CROSS” barrier was close enough to the item so that I could stand on the other side of the barrier and look at it, but far enough so that I couldn’t reach it. I tried to move the barrier over so I could get at my item and the Home Depot dude at the other end yelled at me, so I walked around for a bit until they were done with the forklift.

A little slice of heaven in Home Depot

Here is a photo I took of a little slice of Home Depot heaven. It’s the air-conditioning section and I stood there “testing the samples” while waiting for the forklift dude, wishing we had A/C at home. Actually, I wished I had a row of air conditioners, kind of like this one, but mounted prettier.

Anyway, if it wasn’t for those self-checkout stations, I would probably STILL be in line at the cashier. I had originally stood in a regular line before trying the self-checkout. When I walked out the door, I saw the person in front of me in that first line standing in the exact same spot. Doh.




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