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2019-03-09 09:27:47 AM  
Sounds like the lyrics to this need updating...
Halo 3 Hardware Store - Weird Al
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2019-03-09 09:38:30 AM  
Powertools?
 
2019-03-09 12:40:55 PM  
I know right? good luck finding the right electrical fittings w/o "Oh we might have to order that" song n dance.
 
2019-03-09 12:42:16 PM  
Was the store called "Alice's Restaurant"?
 
2019-03-09 12:45:52 PM  

TomTudbury: Was the store called "Alice's Restaurant"?


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2019-03-09 12:52:04 PM  

HypnozombieX: I know right? good luck finding the right electrical fittings w/o "Oh we might have to order that" song n dance.


Good luck finding everything you'll need at any single hardware store.  Home Depot tends to fail me more than the others.  When it comes to commercial needs at work, Menards or Gill-Roy's cover us the best.  Often electrical, we have to go to electric supply places, specializing in commercial needs, however, we still have to order stuff.  Like a replacement breaker for a panel that is older than I am, that cost ~$200.  I'm thinking it might be cheaper to replace the whole panel.

Still bugged HD doesn't have 1" copper pipe fittings.  Nothing, have to drive to Menards for work's plumbing needs.
 
2019-03-09 12:57:12 PM  
More direct on point, I'm not surprised.  I get home last night, and wife has a story about her former coworker coming into her store, and started a scene with an employee, and got herself banned from the store.  Turns out, she really, really wanted back in the store, because her drug dealer would only deal inside the grocery store, and not the parking lot.  I guess making a quick exchange in an aisle makes it harder for cops to spot a drug sale.

Really sad though, I knew the woman before her life took a bad turn.  The drugs explain how she went from being a model employee with lots of friends, to the mess it is now.
 
2019-03-09 12:59:43 PM  

lack of warmth: HypnozombieX: I know right? good luck finding the right electrical fittings w/o "Oh we might have to order that" song n dance.

Good luck finding everything you'll need at any single hardware store.  Home Depot tends to fail me more than the others.  When it comes to commercial needs at work, Menards or Gill-Roy's cover us the best.  Often electrical, we have to go to electric supply places, specializing in commercial needs, however, we still have to order stuff.  Like a replacement breaker for a panel that is older than I am, that cost ~$200.  I'm thinking it might be cheaper to replace the whole panel.

Still bugged HD doesn't have 1" copper pipe fittings.  Nothing, have to drive to Menards for work's plumbing needs.


I work for a UK based Builder's merchant (literally one block away from where the drugs bust happened) and we claim to stock, or can get pretty much everything you need to build a house. Our supply chain took a knock over Christmas (Massive hub warehouse had to close), but we're pretty good at getting anything you need within a few days - unless they have to make it first, then you're looking at a month at least
 
2019-03-09 01:00:38 PM  

cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: Was the store called "Alice's Restaurant"?

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Glossy photos or GTFO. ;-)
 
2019-03-09 01:04:03 PM  

TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: Was the store called "Alice's Restaurant"?

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Glossy photos or GTFO. ;-)


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:P
 
2019-03-09 01:09:28 PM  
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The coke is up front in the display cooler
 
2019-03-09 01:16:04 PM  

Stantz: I work for a UK based Builder's merchant (literally one block away from where the drugs bust happened) and we claim to stock, or can get pretty much everything you need to build a house. Our supply chain took a knock over Christmas (Massive hub warehouse had to close), but we're pretty good at getting anything you need within a few days - unless they have to make it first, then you're looking at a month at least


It is the few days part that is the problem.  Sometimes things can't wait to be fixed.  Like a water pipe that broke, and spraying water everywhere.  Kind of need to get that repaired quickly.  Like yesterday, we had a 8" pipe break.  I can't even shut down the machine it is attached to right now.  So far, 2 rolls of flex seal tape has it controlled to a drip.  The stuff that can wait, waits for when we have time to fix it.  Till then, it is fix the emergencies, and take care of the customers.  We have enough emergencies.

We had a pump fail, also something no hardware store will have, and since the water in that 8" pipe wasn't moving, is likely why it broke, since it may have froze during that last cold snap, and thawed yesterday.

/I get I'm bringing up commercial problems
//but I have similar gripes finding stuff for my home
///just finding the right lightbulbs for appliances shouldn't be that hard
 
2019-03-09 01:23:37 PM  

lack of warmth: It is the few days part that is the problem.


And that's the difference between going to a hardware store or calling an emergency plumber. We're more about long-term projects, so sell the most popular stuff. If you want something specific, and not common, in a hurry, you're going to struggle.
 
2019-03-09 01:30:17 PM  
England makes much more sense if you simply assume everyone there is either coked up or pissed off that they aren't.
 
2019-03-09 01:30:29 PM  

cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: Was the store called "Alice's Restaurant"?

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Glossy photos or GTFO. ;-)

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:P


I have the urge to post Arlo performing Alice's Restaurant, but it's not Thanksgiving. So I won't.

/Question?
// How did hearing that ridiculously long song become an American Thanksgiving tradition?
///I search for it on Turkeyday
 
2019-03-09 01:34:55 PM  

TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: Was the store called "Alice's Restaurant"?

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Glossy photos or GTFO. ;-)

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:P

I have the urge to post Arlo performing Alice's Restaurant, but it's not Thanksgiving. So I won't.

/Question?
// How did hearing that ridiculously long song become an American Thanksgiving tradition?
///I search for it on Turkeyday


No idea. I did think about putting it on my jukebox, though.  :)
 
2019-03-09 01:38:09 PM  

cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: Was the store called "Alice's Restaurant"?

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Glossy photos or GTFO. ;-)

[thumbs.gfycat.com image 240x180]

:P

I have the urge to post Arlo performing Alice's Restaurant, but it's not Thanksgiving. So I won't.

/Question?
// How did hearing that ridiculously long song become an American Thanksgiving tradition?
///I search for it on Turkeyday

No idea. I did think about putting it on my jukebox, though.  :)


That and WKRP "Turkey Drop" are my only tried and true, every Thanksgiving Traditions.
 
2019-03-09 01:38:41 PM  

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The coke is up front in the display cooler


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2019-03-09 01:40:08 PM  

TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: Was the store called "Alice's Restaurant"?

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Glossy photos or GTFO. ;-)

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:P

I have the urge to post Arlo performing Alice's Restaurant, but it's not Thanksgiving. So I won't.

/Question?
// How did hearing that ridiculously long song become an American Thanksgiving tradition?
///I search for it on Turkeyday

No idea. I did think about putting it on my jukebox, though.  :)

That and WKRP "Turkey Drop" are my only tried and true, every Thanksgiving Traditions.


Yep.  :)

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2019-03-09 01:41:36 PM  
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2019-03-09 02:01:15 PM  

lack of warmth: More direct on point, I'm not surprised.  I get home last night, and wife has a story about her former coworker coming into her store, and started a scene with an employee, and got herself banned from the store.  Turns out, she really, really wanted back in the store, because her drug dealer would only deal inside the grocery store, and not the parking lot.  I guess making a quick exchange in an aisle makes it harder for cops to spot a drug sale.

Really sad though, I knew the woman before her life took a bad turn.  The drugs explain how she went from being a model employee with lots of friends, to the mess it is now.


Perhaps you just need a different fame of reference.  Perhaps she was put on Earth to be a lesson to others.  How's she doing in that regard?
 
2019-03-09 02:21:24 PM  
"If you want to end war and stuff, you gotta sing loud.  I've been singing the song now for twenty-five minutes.  I could sing it for another twenty-five minutes.  I'm not proud ... or tired".


//Just waiting for it to come around again.
 
2019-03-09 02:57:06 PM  
Wouldn't a DIY store sell seeds instead of finished cocaine?
 
2019-03-09 02:57:58 PM  
I don't know about you, but I am sort of concerned at the idea that DIY stores can sell you cocaine.

Think about it. Cocaine and power tools don't mix. Neither do cocaine and rebuilding your kitchen or plumbing.

This looks like an existential threat to me. If the recreation drug industry and the DIY industry are combined, there is no telling what Fresh Hell will be produced.

The only thing I can think of that would be worse would be in-game sales.
 
2019-03-09 03:02:57 PM  
I'm pretty sure cocaine explains the fuse box at the last rental place I lived at.
 
2019-03-09 03:18:05 PM  
You're goddamn right you can!
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2019-03-09 03:18:11 PM  
Or as I like to call it, Colombian Plumbing Powder

/Up all night, sweating copper pipes
 
2019-03-09 03:26:27 PM  

The water was cold: "If you want to end war and stuff, you gotta sing loud.  I've been singing the song now for twenty-five minutes.  I could sing it for another twenty-five minutes.  I'm not proud ... or tired".


//Just waiting for it to come around again.


What I don't get is, the song is funny, but the movie is kind of a bummer.
 
2019-03-09 03:33:36 PM  
Makes sense really...I'm going to need some cocaine if I'm going to have the energy/will to work on my house during my farking weekend.
 
2019-03-09 03:36:33 PM  

Stantz: lack of warmth: It is the few days part that is the problem.

And that's the difference between going to a hardware store or calling an emergency plumber. We're more about long-term projects, so sell the most popular stuff. If you want something specific, and not common, in a hurry, you're going to struggle.


I am the emergency guy.  And plumbers don't always have things pre stocked in their trucks either.  I deal with them all the time.  If they already have it ineir trucks, I can find it myself in a store.   The only difference really is they can order stuff the stores can't.
 
2019-03-09 03:38:04 PM  

jayfurr: lack of warmth: More direct on point, I'm not surprised.  I get home last night, and wife has a story about her former coworker coming into her store, and started a scene with an employee, and got herself banned from the store.  Turns out, she really, really wanted back in the store, because her drug dealer would only deal inside the grocery store, and not the parking lot.  I guess making a quick exchange in an aisle makes it harder for cops to spot a drug sale.

Really sad though, I knew the woman before her life took a bad turn.  The drugs explain how she went from being a model employee with lots of friends, to the mess it is now.

Perhaps you just need a different fame of reference.  Perhaps she was put on Earth to be a lesson to others.  How's she doing in that regard?


Failing, because she has a son, and custody.  The odds are he'll do drugs later on as well.  Most kids do follow their parents, even in really bad mistakes.
 
2019-03-09 03:47:54 PM  
The saddest thing about this story to me are the little diamond shaped decorative patches of grass in the parking lot. Get a tree or flowers or something...that's just depressing to look at. Are you even trying?
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2019-03-09 03:52:06 PM  

berylman: The saddest thing about this story to me are the little diamond shaped decorative patches of grass in the parking lot. Get a tree or flowers or something...that's just depressing to look at. Are you even trying?
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They also obstruct 4 spaces each...undoubtedly encouraging people to park even shiattier than normal.
 
2019-03-09 03:53:36 PM  

TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: cowgirl toffee: TomTudbury: Was the store called "Alice's Restaurant"?

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Glossy photos or GTFO. ;-)

[thumbs.gfycat.com image 240x180]

:P

I have the urge to post Arlo performing Alice's Restaurant, but it's not Thanksgiving. So I won't.

/Question?
// How did hearing that ridiculously long song become an American Thanksgiving tradition?
///I search for it on Turkeyday


Because it all started on Thanksgiving Day two years ago. Two years ago on Thanksgiving
 
2019-03-09 04:22:29 PM  

berylman: The saddest thing about this story to me are the little diamond shaped decorative patches of grass in the parking lot. Get a tree or flowers or something...that's just depressing to look at. Are you even trying?
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They used to have them, but, and how can I put this mildly. There's a reason builders aren't accountants. All the trees, once large enough to be considered not saplings any more, were hit by trucks & van, either by being reversed into, or just being driven over. They just didn't bother re-planting them.

That said, they wouldn;t be short of water if they did. They built the bloody place on a flood plain

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2019-03-09 04:30:57 PM  

lack of warmth: HypnozombieX: I know right? good luck finding the right electrical fittings w/o "Oh we might have to order that" song n dance.

Good luck finding everything you'll need at any single hardware store.  Home Depot tends to fail me more than the others.  When it comes to commercial needs at work, Menards or Gill-Roy's cover us the best.  Often electrical, we have to go to electric supply places, specializing in commercial needs, however, we still have to order stuff.  Like a replacement breaker for a panel that is older than I am, that cost ~$200.  I'm thinking it might be cheaper to replace the whole panel.

Still bugged HD doesn't have 1" copper pipe fittings.  Nothing, have to drive to Menards for work's plumbing needs.


I'm fuessing you start off with HD, which is why you'd get disappointed with them more (if/when they don't carry your stuff). Start off with the others and you'd be even more disappointed.

/just guessing
 
2019-03-09 04:37:49 PM  

Resident Muslim: lack of warmth: HypnozombieX: I know right? good luck finding the right electrical fittings w/o "Oh we might have to order that" song n dance.

Good luck finding everything you'll need at any single hardware store.  Home Depot tends to fail me more than the others.  When it comes to commercial needs at work, Menards or Gill-Roy's cover us the best.  Often electrical, we have to go to electric supply places, specializing in commercial needs, however, we still have to order stuff.  Like a replacement breaker for a panel that is older than I am, that cost ~$200.  I'm thinking it might be cheaper to replace the whole panel.

Still bugged HD doesn't have 1" copper pipe fittings.  Nothing, have to drive to Menards for work's plumbing needs.

I'm fuessing you start off with HD, which is why you'd get disappointed with them more (if/when they don't carry your stuff). Start off with the others and you'd be even more disappointed.

/just guessing


Nope.  I go where I remember seeing things.  I pretty much have stores memorized.  Which is why HD disappointed me, they had 1" copper pipe fittings at one time.  I wasted a trip to learn they stopped carrying them.
 
2019-03-09 04:42:31 PM  
So, anyone else find it interesting that the article doesn't mention with what cause did the coppers search the vehicle?
 
2019-03-09 04:55:53 PM  
Yeah, you can definitely get what you want at a DIY store (NSFW language):

The Wire-Snoop buys a nailgun
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2019-03-09 05:03:25 PM  

berylman: The saddest thing about this story to me are the little diamond shaped decorative patches of grass in the parking lot. Get a tree or flowers or something...that's just depressing to look at. Are you even trying?
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Those once housed trees. That's the sadder part.
 
2019-03-09 05:10:35 PM  

Resident Muslim: So, anyone else find it interesting that the article doesn't mention with what cause did the coppers search the vehicle?


Probable cause. They spotted the vehicle in Willesborough (about a mile & a bit away, depending which route you take) and followed to the car park. Crims are creatures of habit, so it's very likely either the driver or the car itself was known to Police. In some cases that's a good enough reason to stop and search. Cops don't need a warrant to search a car on a 'routine stop'. If you refuse to allow them to search the car, that's cause enough to be arrested on suspiscion of (insert crime here) until the vehicle is checked, and if you try to physically stop them searching, that's obstruction and interfering with an officer during the course of their duty.

If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.
 
2019-03-09 07:02:02 PM  

Stantz: Resident Muslim: So, anyone else find it interesting that the article doesn't mention with what cause did the coppers search the vehicle?

Probable cause. They spotted the vehicle in Willesborough (about a mile & a bit away, depending which route you take) and followed to the car park. Crims are creatures of habit, so it's very likely either the driver or the car itself was known to Police. In some cases that's a good enough reason to stop and search. Cops don't need a warrant to search a car on a 'routine stop'. If you refuse to allow them to search the car, that's cause enough to be arrested on suspiscion of (insert crime here) until the vehicle is checked, and if you try to physically stop them searching, that's obstruction and interfering with an officer during the course of their duty.

If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.


By UK law that is legal.  It is not the case in the US.  Cops can't randomly stop cars just for where they are driving.  There has to be a primary traffic violation to warrant the stop.  Doesn't mean crooked cops won't lie, but still not legal to just stop someone for where they are.  If the US cops could do that, I would be stopped and searched everyday, being my commute takes me through bad parts of town, and I get out late at night.  They would have to plant something on me to make an arrest.  I don't even smoke.
 
2019-03-09 07:43:33 PM  

berylman: The saddest thing about this story to me are the little diamond shaped decorative patches of grass in the parking lot. Get a tree or flowers or something...that's just depressing to look at. Are you even trying?
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No, the saddest thing is that you can see my Mother in Law's house from there.

/I kid
//She's actually alright
 
2019-03-10 11:19:59 AM  

lack of warmth: Cops can't randomly stop cars just for where they are driving.


That would't be the case here. Willesborough is a pretty ok area. If you want shiathole boroughs, look no further than Stanhope or Bockhanger. The car would have been stopped for how it was being driven, or who they suspected was in the car.
 
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