You’d think it wouldn’t be so freakin’ hard. First of all, the dude at Home Depot didn’t even know what a clothesline *was*. Then some older guys did know but although the computer system said there was one in stock, they couldn’t find it. Then they DID find it, but it was a T-post kind. So I went to a different Home Depot.
I had to have someone paged to the area to help me. The guy comes over. Heavy sigh. I had actually spotted the box – way up on the top shelf. Heavier sigh. For chrissake, dude – you have a set of steps not 5′ away. I would have gotten the damn thing myself if it weren’t for liability issues. So he goes up there. I get my freakin’ umbrella style clothesline. Finally. $30, made in China, of course.
So I find clothespins. That actually wasn’t too bad. But the little bag you hang on the line – ohmygod, you’d think I had asked for a 3-headed dog like Fluffy or something. I finally found one at (ack) K-Mart. Gross. And it was Martha Stewart. Even worse. But it was only $2. Guess what – made in China.
Apparently Americans don’t make clotheslines or anything related to them. I figure, hey, there’s been a record-setting heat wave here – why not have the SUN dry the clothes? I am reminded of the fact that no good deed goes unpunished.
Plus C. and c. give me constant grief about being a treehugger. I have a new mantra – here’s an example. “Hey, guys, I finally found the clothespin bag. And all the treehuggers throughout the land are rejoicing!” Groan. 😉