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Old 11-26-2016, 01:11 AM
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You know I'm all for equality, but it has to be REAL equality. Face it, there are some things men are better at that women and vise versa.

Women employees at hardware stores?

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Old 11-26-2016, 01:20 AM
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Sorry, I have to disagree with you.

My local ACE hardware has two older gals that will rival any man when it comes to suggesting and finding a solution for most problems in their very well stocked store.

I find that that the male clerks consider themselves experts in the plumbing section, electrical or hardware, but they may beg off helping you in the paint section the garden center or housewares.

Just like anything, it depends on the individual not their sex.
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That is true. If I were looking for house wares, garden, paint then it would be different. But most of the time, I'm there for plumbing, electrical and building supply. Case in point, need to know what valve my faucet uses. Or I can never remember the difference between the silver and gold connections on a 110V plug.
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That is true. If I were looking for house wares, garden, paint then it would be different. But most of the time, I'm there for plumbing, electrical and building supply. Case in point, need to know what valve my faucet uses. Or I can never remember the difference between the silver and gold connections on a 110V plug.

Black goes to brass, white to silver
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Picture of the female employee needed....

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Picture of the female employee needed....

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Originally Posted by maitman99 View Post
Sorry, I have to disagree with you.

My local ACE hardware has two older gals that will rival any man when it comes to suggesting and finding a solution for most problems in their very well stocked store.

I find that that the male clerks consider themselves experts in the plumbing section, electrical or hardware, but they may beg off helping you in the paint section the garden center or housewares.

Just like anything, it depends on the individual not their sex.
Agree. All depends on the woman.
All women are not created equal...........
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Ahaa I like women ..
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Originally Posted by makonnen View Post
That is true. If I were looking for house wares, garden, paint then it would be different. But most of the time, I'm there for plumbing, electrical and building supply. Case in point, need to know what valve my faucet uses. Or I can never remember the difference between the silver and gold connections on a 110V plug.
Devils advocate here. So you, presumably male, can't remember or don't know these things but think a female wouldn't be able to?

I agree there are roles which generally suit one sex better than another, like pregnancy, child birth, in many cases doing harder physical jobs. A poor job in your example could just as easily be done by an inexperienced male.

For remembering the color of wiring, I use "white to light" but the "b" of "black to brass" I just learned is helpful as well.

Bob Vila's hot granddaughter worked at no hardware store I've visited ever. She'd be the first I would ask.
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My local ace has 2 females also. What I like most about them is they are not afraid to say I don't know let's try to find out. The guys at the store think they know everything and will tell you a bunch of bullshit just so they don't look stupid.
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We have 2 older ladies at our local auto parts store that know there shit.
Goofballs at Auto Zone couldn't give me the correct serpentine belt for my truck after answering all 250,000 questions.
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A real man doesn't have to ask questions when he walks into a hardware store. Bring on the women.
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A real man doesn't have to ask questions when he walks into a hardware store. Bring on the women.
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Originally Posted by makonnen View Post
That is true. If I were looking for house wares, garden, paint then it would be different. But most of the time, I'm there for plumbing, electrical and building supply. Case in point, need to know what valve my faucet uses. Or I can never remember the difference between the silver and gold connections on a 110V plug.
Using your own criteria .....you sound like a woman.

The gal at my local Boston Whaler/ Merc dealer knows every part I am looking for by name, where it is, how many I should get and how I f'd up to need that part.

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There's a female at one of the ACE Hardware's I go to that knows more then most of the men.
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I`d buy anything in the store from her.

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A real man doesn't have to ask questions when he walks into a hardware store. Bring on the women.
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Sounds like a crappy hardware store.

The two I go to have very knowledgeable staff, both male and female. Same goes for the lumber yard I go to for furniture projects.

My wife used to work at national tire. She put every single male in that place to shame as far as car knowledge.
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A little off subject, but I used to fly with charter pilots a lot and the best pilot I ever flew with was female. After 911 she joined the Navy and wanted to fly a carrier based F18.

Never seen a girl working in the local hardware stores. The are in the home depot but that doesn't count as none of them know anything in there.
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Disagree.

At my local HD one of the employees is not only a woman, but is a woman in a power chair! First time she asked me for help I was a bit hesitant, but now I look for her, because she knows more than the young guys and is not afraid to work.
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Yesterday I went to the new Orchard Supply in Deerfield Beach to get nails and caulk. The female clerk did not know what caulk was. There is an Ace across the street with women staff. They do know what caulk is.
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