Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Demise of the Little Guy

I just love the way clothes smell fresh off the line!!

We used to have a washing line but due to a truck accident (ie he drove through it) it is no more. It was just a simple wooden post in the ground with washing line strung across the yard and attached to the garage. Simple, yet effective.

But now I know what I want!! I want one of those washing lines with 5 lines that stretch across my yard so I can hang out billowing white sheets.... you know, like the laundry ads?!

So, my quest for a washing line has led me to call a few hardware places. And I've actually found places that do sell the T-sections to set up your own washing line!! (in my want to be a bit more green and yes, cheap!)

But the most local hardware place.....well, they just made me shake my head in wonder!!I explained in detail what I was looking for. The lady said, eh? and asked if I could start again.

Ok, big sigh inside and I say, 'I am looking for a set of t-shaped poles to put in my yard so that I can string washing line between and dry my wet clothes.' It sounds kind of sarcastic but I was really going for a direct description!!

'Oh you mean a clothes line?'


'Oh I don't know....can you call back around 6? We might have it listed in a book or something but I really have no idea....'

I just thanked her and hung up. Why do you think they have someone there that can't answer a question like that? It's not like its Home Depot or something....this place is tiny!!!

Sigh....and some people wonder why the small businesses are folding?!

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