It's not right that small towns like mine should have a Lowe's AND a Home Depot. Sure, the more McDonalds and Burger Kings in town the merrier, but when you have more than one home improvement store, THEN you have to decide where you're going to shop.
And I hate making decisions like that.
Do you shop at the one that's closest to your home, or do you shop at the one with the better prices?
Do you shop at the one with the friendliest helpers, or do you shop at the one with the biggest parking lot?
Or maybe you shop at the one where you know someone who's working there -- your next door neighbor, or your own child.
Well, I decided to base MY decision on something completely different: The name of the store.
Lowe's doesn't really have much meaning to me. It actually sounds a bit depressing. Instead of calling it Lowe's, why didn't they call it High's? Sounds more positive I think.
Home Depot, on the other hand, has more meaning.
"Home" is where you live, where you eat, what you need to fix before the walls come tumbling down. And "Depot" conjurs up images of trains and railroads, The Orient Express, Bing Crosby riding up to Vermont to sing and dance to help "the old man" bring in a White Christmas.
So for me, it's Home Depot all the way.
Not a very scientific way to base a decision, but these sort of things never are.