Male hardware store employees, women need service not flirting
Hardware stores are a dating spot, but some women just want the info
Writer’s note: This post has been permanently moved and was originally published on Medium’s “We Need to Talk” on October 2, 2021.
Hardware stores are one of those places where women can easily meet men. And for women who are as attracted to handymen as they are a man in a suit, hardware stores are the equivalent of a toddler’s excitement in a toy store. The problem? While some women are scoping out who’s inside, I fall into the “other women” category, the ones who have watched one too many episodes of “DIY Creators.” The minute I walk in, I’ve got at least 10 thought bubbles above my head, plotting on interior design ideas and trying to remember what tools I need to make repairs. I’m on the same kind of mission as the guy you hired from Fixer.
But sometimes walking in a hardware store feels like the equivalent of walking on a block of whistling, hooting construction workers. Some of y’all need to chill. Here are a couple of recent examples.