the expensive store knew

We had a plumbing supply store….actually, it was an old style hardware store… that I used to go into when I was really in a jam.

Usually, I’d go to the big store that had rows and rows of everything…piled high to the ceiling…when I bought my home improvement products.

It was cheaper.

Of course, finding anyone to help me with my problems (the ones that were home improvement related) was always a trick in the big store….and it took twice as long because usually I was trying to figure out what I was doing while I was in there.

Every once in a while, I’d have something that I really couldn’t figure out and I’d go to the old store and they’d look at the broken part in my hand and say, “Oh, yeah…I haven’t seen one of those for years. You need a …..(whatever….fill in the blank)”.

I guess now would be a good time for some Keb’ Mo’….

“More For Your Money” Keb’ Mo’

I wonder if I wouldn’t have been better off dealing with the “little guys” more often?

What the heck? They knew what they were talking about.

Why not just buy it someplace where it’s probably going to be right and not worry about the price?


Old habits are hard to break.

I’ll go into the big store again….soon.

We have a big project going on.

I’ll be buying some stuff to improve.

I have such a broad range of people on my mail route.

Some of them never improve anything.

Some of them are always working at making things around them nicer.

Some of them say, “I’ll have my man get on that. My man will have to fix that….”

I don’t know who these men are or how to get them….but it makes the job easier when you can just call your man to do the job.

There’s not much to think about when you can just pay someone else to do the job.

Maybe the “men” just come with the big fancy house and the nice cars?

I don’t know.

I will still buy the cheapest almost every time.

I guess I should amend that a little. I will buy the best I can afford at the lowest price that I can find.

There’s a difference between the two, I guess.

I wonder if I’d be better off in the long run buying the best I can afford from the people or businesses that I like the most?

It’s a changing world….bar code tattoos just around the corner, I’m sure.

They don’t want you to save seeds.

Everybody wants to control something or somebody else.

And, to top it all off….I still need to decide where to buy my widget when the thing at the end of the thing snaps off in my rust covered hands.

The guys at the little store will probably know what to do.

I better start saving my pennies.





About Peter Rorvig

I'm a non-practicing artist, a mailman, a husband, a father...not listed in order of importance. I believe that things can always get better....and that things are usually better than we think.

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