Yesterday while attempting to weed whack weeds in the back part of our yard in Collinsville my trimmer ran out of string. This particular trimmer uses a replaceable string spool so I headed to Home Depot to get a new one. Of course that store had every other type of trimmer spool except that one. I had to give up on the whacking for the time being but decided to check the Home Depot in Maplewood on the way back to the campus.
Here's what's interesting. There wasn't much going on in the garden center at the store in Collinsville, the workers there were pretty much standing around with nothing to do. No one in the check out line, no one studying flats of pansies, or even bags of mulch. But in Maplewood you'd have thought it was the month of May. The garden center was packed with people pushing around garden carts filled high with every conceivable thing-bags of mulch, soil, flowers, weed killer, fertilizer, even bales of straw.
I wonder why the difference in gardening shopping at the two stores. And yes, the Maplewood store had the spool I needed.