The Old Man on November 11th, 2007
My Uncle and I went into a hardware store one day to by a gauge. We were standing in the tool department looking at the tools when this lady walks up and ask “May I help you?”. My uncle said “Yes, what we are looking for is a butt gauge”. The lady quickly turned and walked away. We looked at each other and was wandering what we had said for her to leave us just standing! She went over to and associate and told him that those two men standing over there insulted me. He asked what we did that was insulting. About that time we looked at each other as the light bulb over our heads lit up! We laughed because we could hear her telling him that we asked her if she had a butt gauge! The other associate smiled and said “yes we do!”, and then told her what it was. The tool is used to cut out the hinges on the butt side of the door. The other associate came over and showed us where it was. We thanked him and told him to tell the lady we did not mean to embarrass her. He said that he told her what it was she said “oh!”.
The next time you buy a tool be careful of what you say.