I had to get four small things from Home Depot today. I was dreading the errand because I was sure it would take an hour. But then I had a moment of inspiration, and I’m still feeling very smart about it. If you like to wander around in there, that’s cool – this method is for the people like me, who eye the size of the building and whimper. I present to you, How to Shop at Home Depot:
- Write down a list of things you need.
- Upon arrival, go directly to the Service counter.
- Present your list to an employee and say, “Could you please write down an aisle number for each of these things?”
- Rejoice that it is possible to spend 20 minutes or less at Home Depot.
It’s these moments, and not any of the grades I got in school, that make me feel like a freaking genius.