Out of utter randomness – again.
I’ve been working at my internship for about three weeks now and I’m enjoying it immensely. I’m still getting used to the whole sitting on my ass for eight hours a day, but knowing that I’m contributing to something worthwhile is exhilarating. Even seeing how many likes, or share, or comments we get to a post I updated on the paper’s Facebook page is exciting.
I have the awesome luxury of working at a place that’s right one a major bus route. I never have to drive to work and it’s awesome. Give or take a few minutes for morning traffic into Bethesda, my bus ride is usually about 15 min. or so, with about a 10 min. walk depending on how much of a stroll I want to take from the metro station to work.
The building I work in is across the street from this little strip of smaller stores-bread place, drug store, book store and Strosnider’s, a hardware store. I never really noticed this the first couple of weeks I was walking to work but earlier last week, I realized that there are a lot of cars in front of Strosnider’s… at 9 a.m.
I’ve never seen this before, and I don’t know. Maybe 9 a.m. isn’t that early in the morning for those who work in construction and other hardware-related jobs, but I started thinking about a blog post that Erin K. wrote, and wondered what kind of people were they, that made their 9 a.m. jaunt to the hardware store? Because in my mind, 9 a.m. to the hardware store is kind of early for regular folk.
So in my head, I went through a quick list of images:
- retired folks with massive DIY hobbies of epic proportions
- just old folks who have hobbies
- people who work in jobs that require materials from a hardware store
- parents with school-aged kids making a last-minute stop to make that science fair project A-worthy perfecto.
Then I go to my desk and start my awesome work of keeping up on assignments and finding awesome (and awful) internet memes to mass email my coworkers. Ah- life.
So what do you think? What kind of people go to hardware store at 9 a.m.? (Perfectly made up scenarios are also acceptable. We can make this funny.)
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