I shared the Reluctant Renovator’s first Golden Hammer a few weeks ago. It’s an award recognizing exceptional service, design or innovation. But every yin must have its yang and here it is: The Rusty Nail.
As one might expect, this award is something of a scarlet letter. It’s given for lack of customer service, shoddy products or poor workmanship. Bonus: it comes with free tetanus and lockjaw!
I’m careful about criticizing businesses, especially small ones, online, so I don’t award these lightly, but I’m going to pass them out as I see fit.
The first one goes to Lowes Home Improvement because they caved to a hate group last fall and pulled their advertising for TLC’s All-American Muslim show.
I haven’t shopped there since.
Hubs went on one final Lowes spree, however, because we had a store credit and when I suggested we pass it along to the local Muslim Community Center and let them spend it, he gave me a look and suggested I get a real job.