Ruby Tuesday — The I Hate Home Depot Edition

18 Mar

That's not a good sit, Ruby!

Ruby wants you to know that she hates Home Depot too. (And yes, this is all just a clever way of complaining about Home Depot under the guise of a Ruby Tuesday post.) Ruby hates them more now because tonight they were supposed to call and let us know that our countertops were in and ready for pickup. But, there was no phone message tonight. So, I called the store around 6pm to find out whether or not I should order pizza or just go down and get the countertops and get fast food in the car. The kids were rampaging around whining about not having any food in the house and I was irritated to say the least. Well, the girl that answered the phone was quite helpful but ran out of options when no one in receiving would answer the blinking phone. So, she told me that she’d give my message to a guy who would call me back in 20 minutes. At 7pm – 40 minutes later, I loaded the kids up in the truck and we went into town for pizza — meeting Greg there.

The phone call came in at 7:44 pm. The message was hilarious — I’m sure he thought he was being clear but he said, and I quote, “If your countertops aren’t supposed to have backsplashes, then I think I’m looking at them so if you aren’t sure, call me back.”

Sigh. Heavy, heavy sigh.

As for me, I’m going to go back to grading 5th grade essays where the language is clearer and more definite than a well-paid Home Depot sales associate’s phone messages.

Maybe tomorrow night, I’ll be able to take a picture of Ruby next to our new countertops without backsplashes, thank you very much!


7 Responses to “Ruby Tuesday — The I Hate Home Depot Edition”

  1. jayne 18 March, 2008 at 2:51 am #

    I’ll be crossing all my crossables for you today! :c)

  2. Laura 18 March, 2008 at 4:58 am #

    Thanks for the early morning laugh (comparing 5th grade essays to the language ability of a home depot sales associate).

    Hope it works out okay today.

  3. robin andrea 18 March, 2008 at 6:41 am #

    I am so looking forward to tomorrow’s post, the one with countertops, no backsplash. Good luck!

  4. Liza Lee Miller 18 March, 2008 at 4:21 pm #

    Thanks for the support, y’all! Check out the Wordless Wednesday post for an update!

  5. mon@rch 18 March, 2008 at 4:29 pm #

    Very funny and can’t wait for the WW! I wonder what will be in it?

  6. mary 18 March, 2008 at 5:13 pm #

    5th grade essays will charm you. I feel for you. HDepot…ugh.

  7. amarkonmywall 19 March, 2008 at 2:26 am #

    We always call it Home Despot. Laawwrry, the gay gardener, calls it Homo Depot as in”Y’all need something from Homo Depot? I’ll go, I’ll go. Thar’s all those cute toys in carpentry…”

    I’m excited about this project and watching it progress.

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