looking for a lamp...

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Ok, I'm prepped, I'm done, but I'm wandering around a very small friendly neighborhood hardware store; nice place.

As I'm aimlessly wandering around, in comes this guy. He's mid-40's; wearing a rumpled suit, harried, not a rich guy, I'm sure..he's on an errand. To "Can we help you find anything?" he says: "I need a hurricane lamp. You know, something you can put a candle in."

Well, they didn't have anything, though the owner tried to give his suggestions on where he might find one.

So here I am...eavesdropping...and I think...oh, man. One "hurricane lamp." Which can hold a candle.

It's easy for those of us who "Get It" to jeer at those who don't. But many of them were worked-out and stressed-out to the limit before "this" came up. The DGI's aren't all snotty yuppies.

Strange times. I truly hope he finds his hurricane lamp and never needs to use it, and laughs at his purchase. I'd love to laugh at mine...

-- joe (joe@adeveloper.net), December 15, 1999



Don't think I need to laugh at my purchases. As a camper, someone who lives in a climate where winter storms knock out the power every winter, and a life long bulk buyer, I know I'll use them up (eventually). Hope he finds a good lamp (although, I suggest two - hate to go to the bathroom if the better half is using the only lamp for reading or changing diapers).

-- Phread (lurking@y2k.com), December 15, 1999.

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