My Favorite Films of 2014 (So Far)
I just wanted to create list in order to keep track of the films I enjoyed most in 2014. I’m just going to keep a top 10 because that just seems the most manageable to me. Keep in mind that I am not a professional critic nor do I see every film that is released.
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Under The Skin
4. Blue Ruin
To See List:
The Lego Movie
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Edge of Tomorrow
Hide Your Smiling Faces
Only Lovers Left Alive
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
The Fault in Our Stars
Home Depot vs. Lowe’s: My Experience
Yesterday I was on my bike ride and noticed my heart rate monitor was acting wonky. No matter how hard I was working It kept registering my BPM as 35. Since I wasn’t in a coma I decided to get it fixed.
Inside the heart rate monitor is a battery, and mine was presumably dead or near dead so I needed to replace it. The battery was held in the device by 4 tiny screws. I knew I did not have the tools to get this done so I decided to make a trip to Home Depot to take care of it.
At Home Depot I went straight to the tools isle and couldn’t find a screw driver that was small enough. I walked up and down a few isle looking for an attendant but mostly saw contractors looking for supplies of their own. After about 10 minutes I found someone in an orange pull over and I told her about my dilemma. She told me she had no clue about hand tools and that I should ask someone over in the tool section. I returned to the tool section and there was no one near it. I headed over to a desk that was for contractors (at least the huge sign above it made it seem so) and asked if someone could help me. The guy behind the desk asked if I was a contractor, I responded no and he told me to go back to the tool isle and ask for an attendant there. Back to the tool section? Nah, dog. I walked around the front of the store and found another person in orange, they walked with me back over to the screw driver section and tried a number of large screw driver heads on my heart rate monitor. It was painful to watch, like watching someone try to unscrew a flathead screw with a phillips screw driver. After she wasted about 2 minutes of my time she told me to try an electronics store.
In frustration I took off and headed out to Lowe’s which was a few blocks away. As soon as I walked in, someone greeted me and asked how they could help. I told her about my problem and she said to go to the tooling section and ask any attendant there. I was afraid it was going to be Home Depot Part II, but went along with it anyway. At the tooling section I found worker in a blue apron, told him my problem and he took a look at it and walked me over to a work area. He grabbed a set of tiny screw drivers, unscrewed the back of my heart rate monitor and told me to wait a second. He got a package of batteries, replaced the battery and put the screws back. He said, “that’s it” and I bought the battery and I was on my way.
I’m still in disbelief that these two experiences were so different. Is this how it is? I don’t really frequent either of these establishments but assuming they are serving a similar market, wtf?
At least Home Depot is responsive on Twitter?
@Jowanza Which location did you visit? We’d like to share with leadership so this can be addressed. firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks -Rob— HD Customer Care (@HomeDepot_Care)July 16, 2014
Weird AL “Fancy”
F*ck a deal, I just want my father’s email. So I can tell him how much I f#cking hate him in detail.