so si and i made our weekly trip to home depot on saturday to get some fun things like closet shelving and painting supplies.
the check out girl was happily beeping our things until she came across an item that the system didn’t recognize. she scanned it 4 or 5 times before deciding to do a price check.
with a puzzled look on her face, she holds up the item and asks us, “what do you call this?”
now, being a girl who is not familiar with every item at home depot myself, i would understand if she was holding up some strange tool or doo dad.
but no, our brilliant check out girl was holding up a paint roller.
i looked at her with an “are you serious?” expression and said “um. i call it a paint roller”
and she then tries to describe it to the kid in the paint department on the phone, without using the phrase paint roller at any time. i believe she said “it’s metal, and kinda rolls, and has a white cap on either end”.
she finally got the number and sent us on our merry way, forgetting to deactivate the anti-theft device. of course we set off the alarm and had to stand there for another 10 minutes while they checked everything.
at least we got the whole home depot experience.
yup, even the hot dog.