Do Not Disturb Signs For Shoppers

I think this is a great idea.

I'd particularly like to see it in Home Depot which allows salespeople to prowl their aisles, trying to sell you a new kitchen or home makeover as you're searching for a part for your toilet.

Baltimore Sun - Oct 6, 1963

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Dec 21, 2021
     Category: Shopping | 1960s

Which Home Depot do you shop at? My experience has been just the opposite - at Home Depot it is difficult to find an employee for assistance, Lowes is a mixed bag, but Menards really has helpful staff. Just asking.
Posted by Patrick on 12/21/21 at 07:44 AM
Patrick -- in San Diego. And yeah, it's difficult to get help in Home Depot. These salespeople prowling the aisles that I'm referring to aren't regular employees. Their purpose is specifically to sell you something like, as I said, a new kitchen, a solar installation, or something like that. So they're absolutely useless in helping one find something in the store. They'll approach, strike up a conversation, and then segue into their sales pitch. But they're wearing Home Depot badges, so they're somehow officially sanctioned by the store. You're lucky if you don't have them at your Home Depot.
Posted by Alex on 12/21/21 at 10:23 AM
Over-aggressive salespeople are one of my great pet peeves… and one reason why I like online shopping.
Posted by Brian on 12/21/21 at 12:33 PM
A friend who is super handy had a good idea. He was going to sell information to other customers in Home Depot.

On my last trip to either Home Depot or Lowe's, the employee I snagged didn't know how to operate the wire-cutting gizmo yet. So, I trained her and got my wire.

Haven't heard of Menards before. Wikipedia sez: "In 2018, Menards was ranked by J.D. Power as 'highest in customer satisfaction among home improvement retail stores'." Not a difficult competition.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/21/21 at 01:05 PM
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