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Need a Tool? Need a Date? Think Outside the Box
Do you ever go shopping in what, for the most part, can be considered a man's store? I'm talking about places that sell mostly things like tools, lawn mowers, power tools, lumber, plumbing, electrical, etc. If so, do you find it daunting? or an adventure?
Do you find it overwhelming when you go there to ask someone for the item you are looking for, then, when it's shown to you, this blank look comes across your face, because you don't have a clue if it's the right thing. It sure wasn't like the picture you saw. Is it the right size? And it's how much? Gee, that's not what the ad said.
Think Outside the Box
Well, it can be to your benefit, even if you do know what you need, to pretend a little that you don't. Why, you ask? ladies! have you ever checked out the men who work there? I mean, those online dating sites have nothing over a store LOADED with testosterone! :) There is nothing more appealing to the male ego than to be able to help a woman make the right decision about buying something for her home. I once went there to buy something, and found myself checking out the appliances. This gentleman must have spent a good hour with me, explaining all the bells and whistles on the item I was looking at. So, just think of the opportunities to meet someone! There are men of all ages, heights, and I would go so far as to say most of them are quite good looking.
So, once you've picked something out, don't stop,,,wander through different departments, ask questions, lots of them, you're bound to catch someone's attention, or vice versa.
Another good thing is, a lot of these places offer free classes on how to make/fix things. Not only will you become quite educated in a particular skill, think of all the other classes you could sign up for.
Not to forget you men out there, aside from being well-versed in 'manly things', I just bet a lot of you work in those places simply to check out the women who come in there, looking so lost. What better way to show off your knowledgeable side than to walk up to someone and say 'may I help you?' A lot of women appreciate a man who knows the tools of the trade.
These stores are particularly more fun in the warmer weather, when both men and women are not hidden under 20 lbs of clothing. We all like to look, right? :) So, gentlemen, not only will you get to 'show your stuff', you just might end up with a potential date!