Area Hardware Employee Skillfully Avoids Eye Contact

Grass Valley, CA — Rick Guzman has been working in hardware for almost nine years and has become an expert at avoiding customer eye contact.

“That’s the trick, you see. Of course, you have to be out on the floor, but if you watch customer movement out of the corner of your eye and wait for them to approach you, you can look down or at the products,” said Mr. Guzman.

Local area hardware stores do a brisk business and are one of the few local businesses able to compete and beat the “Big Box” stores in Auburn and Roseville. Local hardware stores can still offer a large selection of products, mainly at competitive prices with a more pleasant shopping experience.

“I love to shop local, but I gotta tell you, some of these employees are hard to talk to,” said area handyman Hank Snow of Grass Valley. “But that’s part of the weird experience of shopping local.”

Not all employees are avoiding eye contact. Many are indeed helpful and outgoing. But some are just plain introverted.

“I like hardware. I wish I understood women like I do paint, ” chuckled Mr. Guzman at the paint counter. “I love mixing paint. A little of this. A little of that. And I can turn my back to the counter for a legitimate reason.”

The Beacon attempted to reach out to other store employees, but they successfully avoided engaging with us.

Randall 'fink' Finkelstein
Randall 'fink' Finkelsteinhttps://www.broadstreetbeacon.com
Fink is a man of many words, and many web links. He likes to argue and seldom loses. Mostly because he’s well informed. And somewhat gassy.

More from author

Related posts

Advertisment

Latest posts

McDonald’s Bids Farewell to Epstein Island’s Last Golden Arches Amid Controversial Legacy

The McDonald’s on Epstein Island has shuttered its windows for good, marking the end of what the company now refers to as a "misguided adventure in international franchising." The closure comes amidst a whirlwind of controversy and a belated corporate acknowledgment that some locations, no matter how potentially profitable, are better left un-McTouched.

Bombshell Uncovered: Hunter S. Thompson’s Lost ‘Dr. Strangelove’ Audition

A recently unearthed photograph has revealed the unimaginable: Hunter S. Thompson, king of gonzo journalism, once commandeered the captain’s seat of a B-52, not in the throes of a drug-fueled fantasy, but as a contender for the iconic role in Kubrick’s 'Dr. Strangelove.' The discovery challenges everything we thought we knew about the man who lived on the edge of American sanity.