A few months ago, my husband discovered what I like to refer to as “the male’s version of Wal-mart”, otherwise known as Agri Supply. Our nearby store has been around for at least a dozen years, but we never saw any reason to check it out–until Ed needed a part for the tractor.
Ed came home from his visit to Agni Supply bearing the latest copy of the Agri Supply catalog! For a long time, every night I’d see him browsing through his catalog, just like a kid!. (He reminded me of our children, and how they used to spend hours with the Christmas catalogs.) I hadn’t seen Ed that excited over anything in a long, long time!
Now, lately Ed and I have gotten in the habit of taking regular Saturday morning shopping trips together! (Sort of like his parents used to do about twenty years ago!) The Agri Supply Store is located just down the road from the Dollar General Store, so Ed lets me out at the Dollar Store to do my grocery shopping, while he heads on down to Agri Supply. Sometimes Ed’s gone a long time…
This past weekend, I decided I wanted to go down and check out The Agri Supply Store for myself, so I asked Ed to let me ride along. We did our shopping at Dollar General, then headed over to Agri Supply. Man, by the time we arrived, that store was hoppin’! The parking lot was forty times busier than the Dollar Store. In fact, the crowd reminded me more of a Wal-mart crowd!
Once inside, I discovered most of the shoppers were men! There were a few women and children, but the majority of shoppers were of male gender–and let me tell you, they were all doing some serious shopping! I don’t think the women over at Wal-mart were any more “intense” about their shopping than those guys were! I enjoyed just doing a little “people watching”!
Agri Supply has a little something for everybody! In fact, that’s their slogan! There were tractor parts, truck parts, boat parts, gun safes, hunting gear, farming supplies, pet supplies, farm animal feed, cooking supplies, canning supplies, dinner bells, clocks, rain gauges, rope, buckets, hampers, hardware, and so much more! There was even a toy aisle for the younger shoppers–John Deere, of course!
The store was huge, and I got tired before I got a chance to look at everything. However, I did manage to discover a small “lobby area”, complete with a television and magazines, for anyone who needs a place to rest and wait, while their spouse finishes his shopping! Even Wal-mart doesn’t have that! Perhaps I should suggest that to the folks at Wal-mart on my next visit!
***Let me just add a little footnote here before I go. I’ve been busy as a bee, working outside in the garden, so I haven’t had much time for the computer lately. I’ve found that , after a day in the sun and soil, I”m tired and ready for bed! I’ll be around to visit and catch up soon! Have a great Monday…