This morning I stopped into my locally owned and family operated hardware store to pick up some supplies for a weekend project Iâ€™ll be undertaking sometime in the next month. When I asked A Guy to point me in the right direction, this was the comical exchange that followed:
Me: Iâ€™m looking for grout to repair some corroded areas in my shower.
Him: Do you know what color he wants?
Me: [smirking] I think itâ€™s gray.
Him: Sanded or non-sanded?
Me: Hmmm, Iâ€™m not sureâ€¦
Him: Well you could always buy one box of each. Is there any way you can get a hold of the guy to ask him which one he wants?
Me: [smirking and trying to not laugh at the absurdity of such an assumption] Iâ€™m pretty sure the grout thatâ€™s already in there is rough.
Him: Then heâ€™ll want sanded.
Me: Thanks. Uhâ€¦ oh, never mind.