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Store Won't Let Husbands Buy Paint Without Notes From Their Wives??

Posted by on May. 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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Store Won't Let Husbands Buy Paint Without Notes From Their Wives

by Adriana Velez

funny sign at hardware storeOkay married couples, what usually happens when you decide to paint a room? You both look at paint chips, tape them to the wall, discuss at length, and then one or both of you shows up at the paint store and purchases a mutually agreed-upon color. Right? I mean, that's how I always did it. But maybe there are some rogue husbands out there making unilateral paint color purchases. (HOWCOULDYOU?!?) Because someone found this hilarious sign at a hardware store reading: "Husbands MUST have a note from their wives before selecting colors."

Really, hardware store? This is the kind of world we live in, now? Couples counseling at Home Depot! You have to wonder what those wives' notes are going to look like. And for that matter, you have to wonder if other stores ought to require notes from spouses before a purchase. I'm sure that wouldn't lead to any charges of sexism at all ...

Note for the Hardware Store

Note for the Hardware Store

Not to be confused with "Cherub Feather," which we agreed looked vaguely dingy.

Note for the Garden Center

Oh Dave, you really screwed up last year's annual purchase.

Note for the Plumbing Supply Store

When it comes to bathroom fixtures, it's just not a good time for impulse buys.

Note for the Drug Store

Poor Scott.

Note for the Furniture Store

Note for the Furniture Store

William's taste is not to be trusted.

Note for the Grocery Store

When speed matters more than taste.

What do you think about the store requiring husbands bring a note from home?

by on May. 16, 2014 at 9:02 AM
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latashac
by Member on May. 16, 2014 at 9:05 AM
I guess if the men don't mind then it is ok. As a grown up I don't like the idea of them requiring someone else's permission for what I can send my money on. Could drive business away.
mrs.hartman12
by on May. 16, 2014 at 9:21 AM
It was probably a joke and this made me lol.
RheaF
by Silver Member on May. 16, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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 I think it's funny, and practical. I worked at Lowes and you would not believe the amount of paint that people tried to retuen because "my husband got the wrong color". lol

Callaly
by Member on May. 16, 2014 at 11:02 AM
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 I think for SO its great idea instead of him calling me 100 times when hes at the store for 3 items..

Hottmomma607
by Trica on May. 16, 2014 at 11:03 AM

WOW! Stupid! lol

mckenize
by New Member on May. 16, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Lol !!!!

Outspoken.Mime
by on May. 16, 2014 at 12:39 PM

That's ridiculous.  My husband is a grown man, not a child I need to control.

OliviaW.
by on May. 16, 2014 at 12:45 PM

I don't think so. DH is an adult and very capable of picking out stuff too. That  being said on some things I'm the one that gets it; hubby doesn't care. 

Uhura
by Member on May. 16, 2014 at 12:53 PM
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Well apparently they've had enough pissy wives come in complaining.

Here's an idea: Go get whatever you want yourself.


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bamababe1975
by Bronze Member on May. 16, 2014 at 1:23 PM
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 I think that sign is a joke, not meant as a serious directive to customers. After all, sometimes it's the women buying paint and they can make mistakes just as often as the men. Plus, single men and gay men also buy paint and obviously wouldn't be able to have a note. I think someone was just making a funny and it fell flat for some people.

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