There is a reason why retail is dying...every time you go into a shop, they never seem to have what you require...At least that's my usual experience and the reason why I prefer to shop online.
We ventured over to the other side of town to buy the bathroom bits and bobs we had decided upon. Unfortunately, I didn't think to ring beforehand, (un) naturally assuming that what we wanted would be in stock.
Cue the fail buzzer sound effects:
"Just wondering if you can help me. Do you have any of the "__ __" towel rails in stock?" I enquired of the dude in the plumbing section.
"Which ones?" Plumbing dude asks.
"Just the ones on display. On that wall, over there," I said pointing to the sparkly chrome towel rails.
"Those. No, they're an order item. We don't have any of that brand on the floor. They're very expensive. You have to order them in," said the dude.
"Oh. So, that's it. You don't have anything in stock?" I asked with arched eyebrow.
"We do," he said as he took me to the budget blister-packed bathroom accessories section.
What the? We could've gone to our local hardware to get the same stock standard products...Very disappointing indeed.
To make matters worse we ended up buying the blister-packed items and installed them in the bathroom - towel rails, towel ring and toilet roll holder. I'm not sure what we were thinking...clearly we don't like to make wasted trips to shops.
|stock standard chrome towel ring|
It's a bit 'budgety' and was a poor choice on our part. They don't seem terribly substantial and verge on the flimsy. Not all bathroom accessories are made equally. Very poor choice.
Anyway, it will just have to do... for the time being.