After yesterdays attempted sodomy upon my person up at Wilco, where they want twenty dollars for a fucking replacement handle for a hammer, I can only surmise that maybe Karma might have had a three martini lunch and felt a little generous today to make things right.
I wanted some plywood to throw a temporary work bench up for one of my next little projects and remembered a guy at work telling me a week or so that sometimes Home Depot has remnants for sale cheap. They have a Wall Saw and will cut down lumber for customers. I think the first two cuts are free and every cut after that is like five bucks.
Since I didn’t want or need an entire sheet and certainly wasn’t looking forward to paying upwards of forty dollars for a full sheet I didn’t need in the first place, I figured I would take and run up there to see if they had anything laying around.
After I got in there and found the saw, I see a couple of thirtyish looking ladies of Mexican descent snagging some nice looking quarter sheets of 5/8’s plywood.
I waited until they got what they wanted and was pleasantly surprised to see two more still sitting there. I was actually hoping to find a half sheet but I can make do with those.
I went to grab them and this fucking Tennis Elbow I have been fighting for the last three months decided to let me know in no uncertain terms that it was still very much around and fuck you, you ain’t doing that.
They slipped out of my failing grasp and one of the nice ladies grabbed them for me. Then the other one actually went and found me a cart to get them back up front with because, you know, my dumb ass forgot to get one in my haste.
I started looking to see how much they wanted for them and couldn’t find a price. The two ladies had the same issue. About then one of the guys working there walked by so we snagged him. He was in his fifties easily.
He said he’d be right with us. I did find a sticker with a bar code on one piece and when he came back he scanned it
Thirty eight bucks.
He said no, that was for a full sheet.
He looked at mine and then the two ladies, seemed to get a bit irritated by something and then yanked a pen out of is pocket and scribbled something on the side facing him. Then he went around and did the same thing for the two ladies.
I spun it around and found this,
You can only imagine my surprise because it was total.
I thanked him VERY enthusiastically and he said that someone was supposed to have banded all four of those pieces up and sold them as a unit. Because they hadn’t done that, he wasn’t going to mess with it.
So he basically gave away an entire sheet of primo 5/8’s plywood because someone else was too lazy to do their job.
Thank you again Roy, that was above and beyond in my book.
So while I can and do, bitch very loudly when I think someone is trying to slip me the old Uninvited Finger up my ass and rip me off, at the same time, I try to go out of my way to sing the praises of guys like Roy who make things right in the end.
Now if you will excuse me, I have shit to do.