Perception and Reality Clash at a Home Improvement Store

February 3, 2015 10:59 PM

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Perception and Reality Clash at a Home Improvement Store

The other day I was at Home Depot inquiring about a door I ordered when a man barreled down the aisle with one of those mammoth pushcarts. He nearly ran me over, turned and then said, "Are you ignorant or just obstinate?" He then just kept walking toward the front of the store, shaking his head.

I was stunned, as were the clerks on the other side of the desk helping me out. I thought about giving him a good old-fashioned Greek greeting, but I decided to pull back lest he had a weapon on him other than the sheet rock he was hauling. I came up with a mealy, "Are you polite or not polite?" In ...

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