Yesterday, I made a quick trip to Home Depot to get some rigid insulation. I guess it's all the rage to use in building theater sets or to use in place of foam core (this is according to my dad and my boss and a few others who work in 2100).
Anyways, I got to Home Depot and found the 8 foot by 4 foot sheet of insulation and then realized it wouldn't fit in the car. So I thought, that's ok...I only need a 50 inch by 32 inch piece so I'll just pick up a cheap utility knife and cut it to size at the car.
With my two purchases in hand, I headed to the car only to find that I couldn't get the knight out of the plastic packaging! Luckily a nice contractor in a huge pick-up truck saw my plight and came over and helped me cut the insulation. And while slightly embarrassed...I was grateful for his help.
So I've decided that I either must just look helpless in parking lots or it's my role in life to give people the opportunity to do a good deed and have a good laugh at my expense.
And my overall lesson from this past week is that while I am an expert in purchasing items from store, I obviously need lessons in successfully getting my purchases into the car. So far I'm 2 for 2 this week in getting items from the store into the car. Good thing Matt needs to work late the rest of this week/weekend. That'll give me some great chances to keep practicing. West Gate Mall here I come!