Well, it's Monday morning and we are sitting under a small thunderstorm, barely a splotch on the map, and the whole thing should be done with in about 20 minutes. So far, this summer has turned out to be rainier than most. Rain is not a bad thing, as long as it's not torrential.
Yesterday was very slow at the store. There was a bit of a customer incident in the grout aisle. I saw a friend of mine walking towards the flooring desk and as I stood up, he told me a woman needed assistance. The first thing she asked me was "do you have any grout lighter than platinum?" Our selection of the Simple Grout she was looking at is very limited, so I told her I didn't know. That was not the right answer. She told me the other associate was going to get a ladder because she said, "I need 2 of those," pointing to a higher shelf. Growing impatient, she asked how much grout she needed for coverage with hexagonal tile. I told her our charts are for square tile, but gave her a guestimate (not what she wanted). The associate came back and pulled down the box she'd been pointing to, and she scolded him, "not those, those up there," without naming the product. She wanted 5 gallon buckets of premixed mortar (heavy), so I told her he would need to get an electric ladder. (Not what she wanted to hear). While I went to get my store phone to check inventory, she went latched onto an appliance specialist since I wasn't providing her with the service she was demanding. I ended up selling carpet to another customer while the appliance associate and a plumbing associate filled her order. I'm not very good with impatient people.
I took a picture of some red raspberries while Lily and I were out on her morning walk the other day. Behind the berries and hidden beneath the ivy is a concrete staircase leading up the front entrance of a house. Nice, eh?