I went to the hardware store today. One of the big chains that is blue and rhymes with clothes. It is not far from my house so I tend to go there quite often. Well, today it was very nice here in Salt Lake City and there were lots of people buying yard related things.
I was mostly looking at plants but I needed a PVC fitting and some rivets so I traversed the store to get these. I covered most of the store and observed 3 distinct types of Men in the store.
First, there were the guys who were there for the community. I really was convinced these older gentlemen were there to have a good time and pick up something small if it was needed. They were talking to the clerks like they were old friends and it struck me that they were there a lot.
Second, There were guys that were there to complete the “Honey Do” list. That was me. These are guys that have the wife with them or are on the cellphone or just have a list to fill. These guys may want to be there, they may want to be anywhere else. They may just want to go home (hint hint). They are out to get what they need and go.
Third, there are the guys who shop like my dad. Every trip into the store is a combat experience. Infiltrate. Extract item. Checkpoint Cashier. Exfiltrate. They get in, get what they need and get out. This is usually good for me too.
I was just interested to see that I could lump people into 3 basic categories. BTW, I have to go back this afternoon for some tiller parts. I will by guy #3 this afternoon.
Any thoughts? I would love to hear them.
PS I have decided that at least for tomorrow, Wenesday, I am not going to post something. I need to focus on some other writing. I am working on the e-book for Fiction Saturday, it may be different than all of the blog posts. Details later. And the finale may NOT be on Saturday…we will see!