You’re not “Lost”, you are “Window Shopping”.
I love wandering around in hardware stores, especially REAL ones and not the Big Box kind.
Sometimes I find the most amazing things. Stuff I didn’t think anyone made anymore, stuff that I had been looking for earlier and best of all, things that I know I am going to be needing soon for some project and didn’t think I was going to be able to find locally.
Besides that, if I am in a hurry or need to get in and out, I have absolutely no problem asking where something is.
The funny thing about that I have noticed over the last few years?
The chicks that work in these places know where EVERYTHING is at.