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Hardware Stores Are Secretly Magical

After we got a house, hardware stores suddenly gained a kind of mystical, temple-like power.  As someone who had only ever been loosely involved with a few small-scale construction projects in my life, I had always felt a bit overwhelmed and out of my league walking in to peruse the implements of creation and destruction that are doled out at such places.   679 more words

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The Red-Haired Boy and Other Stories

The Red-Haired Boy

Like the convent, the house that I grew up in was also a site of several spooky sightings in my youth. I know, it sounds ridiculous, but hear me out. 1,306 more words

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Snow and ice supplies continue to fly off shelves

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) – While Durfee True Value Hardware store owner Ryan Durfee told Eyewitness News March is usually a big transition time for his gardening section — Durfee said Sunday there is still a large demand for snow and ice removal tools. 146 more words


British DIY Store Chain Sends Memo To Prepare Workers For Onslaught Of Demanding ‘Fifty Shades’ Fans

So let’s say you work at a hardware store, or other Do-It-Yourself home improvement spot. Sure, you get a bunch of customers on a day-to-day basis, but then one day… One day it’s different. 414 more words

Storm Has Passed, But Winter Woes Not Behind Us

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The brunt of the storm has moved well to our east, packing a punch along the New England coastline and leaving behind plenty of snow in Pittsburgh. 267 more words


Verdun hardware store pulls the plug after 58 years

For almost 60 years, Quincaillerie J.A. Binette fought the good fight.

But now, it’s lights out for the neighbourhood hardware store in Verdun, among the last of a near-extinct breed killed off by the big-box chains and changing consumer habits. 493 more words


Why do some male sales clerks in hardware stores try to "rescue" women?

Why is it that when I, a woman, and my partner L, also a woman, often find ourselves being demeaned by male sales clerks in hardware stores? 331 more words