generally i despise HOME DESPOT in DC. i have found the staff to be lacking in knowledge and respect. i have been ignored, insulted, nearly run over, and given the completely wrong information by staff there.
I have gone there too many times to count. having done work as a painter, sculptor, and carpenter, in addition to renovating a house, i have heard the sirens cal of its one stop convenience, large parking lot, and proximity.. about 6 blocks from my house!
But so many times have i left pissed off, that i vowed off buying paint there ever again ( except primer, that is). i usually buy concrete and cement there, however. Concrete bags come in 50lbs sacks. portland cement comes in 100 lbs sacks. I aint luggin that round the corner from fragers ( the place i DO uby my paint from) Sometime i go to national capitol industries, but if the only thing i need is concrete and white hydrocal. its actually the only place to buy white hydrocal in the city.
So, today i needed concrete and cement. I walk into the store and THREE HUMANS greet me with SMILES! ans say, "Can we HELP YOU?".@#$%$#@$$$!&*. I have heard that exactly one other time in the store that i have been going to since the week it opened.
i said, " Are you people crazy?".. then i looked around for the candid camera. then said, " what the hell is going on here?"...in a daze i stuttered, "i...i...i... j..j..j.just wanttttttt........ccccccc....nnnnoo. i..i...i'm good. thanks.".
then i found the shelves completely stocked. they had zero bags of cement last week. ALL of the checkout lines were open ( a first!) and the cashier smiled too.
im still in shock.