Certified Water Technologist #63

Certified Water Technologist #63
Vern's Stories fredhorn37@gmail.com So, if I take it I can still catch the ‘Rona and I can still spread the ‘Rona, but the unjabbed are the problem?

Shortages?

 My wife and I went to Lowes this morning. My gosh, that place needs to hire some people. They either don't have enough workers or the ones they do have don't do anything.

I wanted some 3/8" bolts, nuts, flat washers. Found the bolts and washers finally. After looking forever. Found everything but the size I needed in the bin that was supposed to hold the size i needed.  But no 3/8" nuts. At all. Anywhere. Found a clerk after a few hours of looking. He said: Sorry, we don't have any 3/8" nuts. We have some on order but we won't get them until next month. Next month? As in beginning of August? I don't know when he said.

Okay screw it. Get everything else and go to the checkout. The box of 25 1/4" stop nuts for $3.48 that was in the correct spot by the way, turned out to be a box of 100 1/4" stopnuts for $13 something that wasn't in the correct spot by the way. I only need 8, so don't get those.

Then I paid, and she said: Sorry we don't have any bags. No bags? No 3/8" nuts? 

Is the country running out of stuff? Or are these people simply not doing their jobs by stocking things properly and checking the bins to ensure they have the correct products?

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  1. Oh Fred, don't get me started on the big box hardware stores! I too had to go to Lowes (curse be thy name)recently for stainless steel hardware on a project on my travel trailer and the bins were all mixed up, wrong sizes and mislabeled bins. And dealing with young male and female clerks who don't know a half inch from a #10 screw... I persevered because I know hardware and got all that I needed, but damn, I should have gotten at least 25% off because I did their work. Yes and there are shortages everywhere.

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    1. Bins all mixed up, wrong sizes. Yep, thats what happened exactly. Starting to make online shopping look way good.

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