For me there is nothing worse than having to go to our local Lowe’s. It is a gigantic building with so few employees I have to search multiple aisles and buzz buzzers for endless periods of time to get any help. Yesterday I needed what I thought was a simple thing...wire on a roll to use for making fabric Christmas wreaths - presents for my fellow teachers. Well, I walked up and down the long, concrete floored aisles one after the other never finding what I wanted. After probably 20 minutes, I spied an older gentleman in the Lowe’s red vest, and I went over to ask him for assistance. Of course, he was helping a man with fittings he needed for installing a dishwasher so I had to wait...really wait. Finally, it appeared the shopper was leaving, so I jumped right into the mix asking where I could fine the wire. "Aisle 2,” was his abrupt and curt reply. “Great," I thought. "Now, I have it made." "Not so fast, Genie...pace yourself...stay calm. Aisle 2 is rather long and there are two side to it.” I searched methodically up and down and down and up, and you’ll never guess where it was. I found it on the very bottom shelf midway in Aisle 2 so far down I had to get on my knees to see and feel the stuff, and that was not fun. Still, I wasn’t finished. I now had to decide which of the 3 different gauges to get. “Midrange" was my decision. I struggled to get back on my feet as gracefully as I could and headed for the checkout only to be faced with another wait. Finally, I paid the lady my $7.95, and I was out of there. Oh, happy day!
Here is the payoff. When I walked out into the parking lot, the skies had opened up, and I was surrounded by the most beautiful blue sky filled with lovely white clouds. Out came the old point and shoot Canon from my purse, the snarly look on my face disappeared, my blood pressure returned to normal, and I stated smiling and shooting. These are my two favorites. You see, there is life after a trip to Lowe’s.
“One good wish changes nothing.
One good decision changes everything.”
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