Much Ado About a Pencil

Are bad times a brewing at Big Orange? In recent days, we’ve read countless stories about a couple of the metro area’s major employers undergoing major changes. I’ve wondered to myself if perhaps the employees of said company missed the warning signs …maybe the writing was on the wall ….or in this case on the WOOD:

According to this article Home Depot actually banned a customer for “shoplifting” an used pencil from a store near Boston.

So I’m saying – is this the beginning of the end? How hard up must one be to chase down AND ban a customer over forty nine cents?

Keep your eyes and ears peeled Homers, as evidenced by recent history, you never know!

4 Comments so far

  1. Tony Mc (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 4:05 pm

    Nov 21, 12:06 PM EST

    Home Depot Apologizes to Pencil Thief

    METHUEN, Mass. (AP) — Home Depot Inc. apologized to a carpenter who was banned by the chain worldwide after he absent-mindedly pocketed a pencil he had used up to do some quick math.

    Michael Panorelli, 51, of Lawrence, was a

  2. steve beville (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 5:49 pm

    If someone bought a huge amount of lumber from me, especially at what they charge, I’d give them two pencils. I love me some Lowes.

  3. Bernie Marcus (unregistered) on November 21st, 2005 @ 8:53 pm

    Listen, pal, aquarium’s don’t pay for themselves.

  4. kendall (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 8:32 am

    Now that’s funny!!!

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