**RANT** (you've been warned)
I went to Hobby Lobby today to get some light fixtures for my project. First off, I truely hate having to hunt for things when I go shopping. I am not a shopper. I know what I want and I simply want to get what I came for and leave. After searching the isles for what I was looking for, I knew they had them because that's where I bought them the last time I got them, and not being able to find it, I went looking for some help. HA HA HA. I walked the entire store and found one person working the floor. Just to be fair she did tell me where they would be...one of two places. I went to where I was instructed and found nothing at the first location so I went to the next. And found nothing again. The woman that was in that department took me to where they were supposed to be...An 'X out' tag. "I'm sorry, we're not stocking that item any more".
Why is it that every time I find somewhere that sells what I need they stop carrying it? I guess I must be the only one buying that stuff. So I wandered around for about an hour. Saw quite a few things that were 'wanted'. However, I left with two spools of ribbon for the dress material I am working on. Retailers need to realize that not everyone will buy something else while they are hunting for what they came in for. It's 'point of purchase' and I understand the idea behind it....BUT it does nothing but piss me off and keeps me from spending my money at their store. Walmart is notorious for this...they move their products on a weekly basis hoping you will buy 10 other things besides what you came for. It just makes me want to leave. Ok, I feel better now....I guess I'll be making a trip to Michaels tomorrow to see if they have what I need. I don't like shopping at Michaels, their prices are too high. But I guess I don't have a choice any more. Atlanta closed the only true art store it ever had - Pearls. I really miss them! I could spend a couple of hours wandering through that store - and if you knew how much I hate 'shopping', you'd understand what a compliment that was. Anyone who knows me is probably laughing right now, shaking their heads and saying 'ain't that the truth'.
Anyway, I'm done now. Thanks for listening....or not. :)
Have a great night!