This morning I stopped into my locally owned and family operated hardware store to pick up some supplies for a weekend project I’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: I’m looking for grout to repair some corroded areas in my shower.
Him: Do you know what color he wants?
Me: [smirking] I think it’s gray.
Him: Sanded or non-sanded?
Me: Hmmm, I’m not sure…
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] I’m pretty sure the grout that’s already in there is rough.
Him: Then he’ll want sanded.
Me: Thanks. Uh… oh, never mind.