With the old gal (moi!) getting a little antsy after sitting around for the past several days all black and blue from that tumble, we decided to take a trip out to Welland. We figured that new Rona store must be finished by now, right?? After all we haven’t been out that way for several weeks – plenty of time to get the finishing touches done on the interior and the inventory all stocked. We were a little bit wrong!!
When we were last there back in June, the building was built, one small sign was up, the parking lot looked done, the landscaping complete, the stop sign up and it only looked like inventory was needed. Along with some staff and management, they’d be good to go, right?? With those thoughts in mind, we headed down the road hoping to comparison shop on some bathroom renovation items. We’ve done the Home Depot, Home Hardware, Canadian Tire and even Wal-Mart stores, but knew we should check out Rona for final ideas.
Upon arriving, our jaws kind of dropped! Everything looked the same as last time. Still empty parking lot, no big “Rona” sign, no cars, no grand opening, no inventory – no nothing!! What’s with that???? Is the franchisee still in training? Is the inventory coming from China on a slow boat? Or did the big wigs at Rona just forget they were doing a store in little old Welland? Somewhat disappointed and left wondering what’s going on, we headed over to Canadian Tire to at least justify our trip to Welland. As with every “little outing” we came home with more than was on our non-existent list, but each little thing was reasoned out – a corn broom for the garage and front stoop, a liquid wood cleaner for the kitchen cabinets, a little rack for holding kitchen sponges, and a small cooler bag for Nat’s cold drink and snack when he’s golfing. Oh well, Rona, our huge $40.00 purchase was your loss!!