Until recently, as the gopher for my husband’s firm, I would find myself in the local Home Hardware doing business with the post office in the back of the store at least three times a week.
Over several years I’ve bought a kettle, a mixer, pizza pans, mousetraps, rubber tips for my chairs, an apron, oven mitts, an electric blanket, varnish, stain, touch-up paint, vacuum bags, water filters, duct tape, Christmas lights, bus tickets, bicycle tubes, garden gloves, Murphy’s oil, a screwdriver and chocolate bars to mention a few. My local Home Hardware carried everything but the kitchen sink.
Suddenly everything changed.
Even though they are within walking distance and they carry practically every convenience for a North American household, I haven’t shopped at Home Hardware for over a month.