Jabberwocky for 2004 October 29 (entry 0)

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[Comments] (3) I Shopped; I Didn't Drop: I ventured out into the commercial world today for the first time in forever. I went to Home Depot to buy a baby gate to keep Sadie out of the living room, some bungees so I can take the table to San Francisco at Thanksgiving, and some lock lubricant for the front door. I also bought when I was there three potted chrysanthemums and a "Tuscan" rosemary bush. I looked and looked for the lock lubricant--astoundingly, it wasn't with the locks-- and I found WD-40 and 3-in-1 Oil, both of which I have heard you shouldn't use in locks. Finally I found the graphite lubricant by the checkout.

If I have not gone on record before that I HATE the self-checkout at Home Depot, let me do so now. I guess everyone else must hate it too because I stood in a really long line to get checked out by the only human cashier on duty.

They didn't have a wide enough baby gate there so I went to Babies R Us. I am really glad I don't have to have all that gear in my house anymore.

Holiday outfits for babies have sunk to a new low with the advent of red velveteen dresses with white fake fur trim, accessorized with a Santa hat.

I also went to White Forest Nursery (I took Sadie for the ride) and got 27 six-packs of flowers. The yard is going to look really good. I got about half of them planted before it got dark tonight.

At dusk, I harvested the last of the basil and made pesto. It was a little pale since the basil plant was looking peaked and going to seed. I also trashed the zucchini--no more vegetable! The eggplant looks like it is still going strong, however. It even has eggplants on it. I don't know if they are any good.


Posted by Marianne Morse at Sat Oct 30 2004 07:37

I hate the self checkout at Home Depot, too. I have used it but half the time something goes screwy and I have to get help and it takes longer. Now they have self checkout in Albertson's and I, too, stand in a long long line to be checked out rather than deal with it.

Posted by Susie at Sat Oct 30 2004 09:56

I think self-checkout is fine at Albertson's (although I could never use it because I only went there before or after work at DA and it wasn't open at those strange hours). But at Home Depot you have so many odd-shaped objects and things without prices!

Posted by Sumana at Sun Oct 31 2004 07:26

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