Friday, October 19, 2012

Shrinkage In The Tool Dep't.

We're running about 12 hrs. late on the reader, & don't know how much macho outrage this has generated, but it would appear that American manhood has been deflated just a bit more, as the last bastion of Yankee masculinity, the hardware store, is threatened by a bunch of California (Figures, doesn't it?) corporate fairies.
California-based home and garden retailer Orchard Supply Hardware has gone to great lengths to cater to women like no other hardware store we know of. They paid attention to the details:

Lower shelving, clear directional signage, shorter aisles, and a "racetrack" design encourage a woman customer’s roam-and-explore shopping style

Color-coded "neighborhood" groupings: red for tools, green for outdoor, yellow for interiors and decor.
Shorter aisles, shorter ding-dongs: Can you feel it shrinking, dudes?

5 comments:

mikey said...

The last toilet auger I bought was at Orchard Supply. The last machete I bought was at Ace Hardware.

What else do you need to know?

M. Bouffant said...

Up 3-0! Editor:
There's an OSH in Hollywood directly across Sunset Blvd. from Home Despot. The OSH is always the first stop because there aren't thousands of idiots in it, & no need to worry about stock falling on our head from the upper shelves. If they don't have what we need, then it's to the Home Despot. (Like we've been to either one recently, but still.)

Wouldn't mind having a machete, 'though.

Ooops: 4-0.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Dang.

Next thing you know, our job of buying suet blocks for the woodpeckers (huh! huh! huh!) will be outsourced to Chickistan.

And won't that suck, amirite, dudes???
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Weird Dave said...

I blame chemtrails.

M. Bouffant said...

War Between The Sexes Editor:
Apparently it's been made clear to Thunder just what his value is as a male humanoid.

Popularity. Like Junior High. This is mostly because I'm curious. You should all be ashamed.