I was treated in such a discriminating/chauvinistic way by a Lowes employee in the Plumbing Dept at the Brandon, FL - Causeway Blvd store yesterday. It all started when I asked for a bar sink drain, Casey (the employee) made me take the sink out of the box so he could see the drain size – I was buying the bar sink also. I was trying to explain what I needed and his answer was ‘ I have no clue what your talking about’ so I decided to forget about explaining and proceeded with the next part I needed.
I had a plumbing fitting which I was told I could easily find the elbow & pipe at any Home Improvement store and Casey tells me it was a special fitting and Lowes didn’t carry parts for it. I told him what the other store told me so he walked over to the PVC aisle and gave my part to another employee and asked him to serve me while he continued on to go help another customer (a man). Why he did that? The other employee got my elbow & pipe right away without any problems.
I was with that other employee checking on another part for a hot water tank when Casey arrived listening to our conversation when he say ‘ You will run hot water in THAT THING’. At that point, I was so offended, I looked at him and told him ‘That THING happens to be the 2.5 Gallon Hot water tank Lowes sell’ and I proceeded to walk away.
I was so offended by his attitude and being treated that way that I left. I didn’t want to chance going into the lumber department and be treated the same. I went to their competitor and spend my money there.
Women, beware shopping at that store!