Friday, October 21, 2005


It's been awhile since I've been to Home Depot and/or Lowes. I was overdue for a visit. So I went today.

I just love getting that dose of inadequacy; that feeling that there are things in life about which I will never understand mainly because I'm not worthy.

My mission today, which I chose to accept, was to purchase a garage door opener. Don't worry, I'm not going to install it. I'm just barely this side of my element in buying it, let alone installing it.

Instead of wandering aimlessly around, my first stop was Customer Service to inquire where garage door openers would be located.

Answer: Millworks.

Millworks?? Seriously, millworks?

I must have looked as though the Customer Service Rep was speaking another language, because she said, "Millworks, you know.....DOORS."

Doors? "Millworks" means "doors". And there are people who know this? Because I thought "millworks" had something to do with ground flour or grain of some sort. But doors?

Now that I have the opener, I think it will be awhile before I have to go back and find out that it's a "soldering iron" instead of "soldiering iron".


neophyte said...

show me how the mill works... nope, I got nothin'. I'm still trying to figure out when doors became millworks. And why.

Kafaleni said...

Maybe it's corporate double speak. That's the usual explanation for anything totally inexplicable.

Slyeyes said...

Neo, *snork*

Eleanor said...

sly has a new home improvement project - hooray!

Waiting for next installment...

Jeff Meyerson said...

Sure, millworks, everybody knows that, Sly. Millworks.

No offense to HD but WTF do millworks have to do with garage doors?

Kafaleni said...

Jeff have you tried ringing them and asking them the logic behind it?

Kafaleni said...

Sly.. on their website, garage door openers were in the Hardware section. Maybe it's a Missouri thing.

Kafaleni said...

Addendum: for some reason, that link won't go directly to the garage door openers, like it was supposed to. Type it into the "search" box and it should take you to the hardware section. The power of the mighty internet.

Anonymous said...

Call me, I'll install it for you.

Anonymous said... says millwork is woodwork (as doors, sashes, or trim) manufactured at a mill.

So you must have bought a garage door opener made of wood. Never saw one of those before. Cancel my offer to install it for you.

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