I don’t talk much about my husband on this blog. Yes he is real and the father of my children and my husband for soon to be 14 years. He is a quiet guy unless in a debate about something he is passionate about then quiet would not be the word. My husband took off of work today and he and I drove to do a couple errands and we ended up at the Welding Supply store which is his favorite place on earth. His eyes light up like a kid in a candy store when we walk into this establishment. I don’t understand you weld for 40 plus hours a week why do more? I only wish we had millions in our bank account so he could buy all his heart desires.
So today our visit lasted a while. My husband wants to get his TIG skills up to par so there was some Argon gas purchased, tungsten (no idea what that does), some filler rod, and lens for his helmet. The guys at this store just amaze me with how nice they are and how great they are to hook you up with what you need and in a quantity you need for a home welder. I am amazed at this because most parts places are not like this at least for a woman walking in the shop. I have been running errands for my husband for over 15 years and no matter where I go I am treated like I have no idea what I am looking for. I must have never seen a tool, or a welder, or a pair of welding gloves. I am a woman there for stupid in their eyes. This has been my experiences at auto part stores, welding supply stores, etc… Guess what I am not an idiot. I take an interest in what my husband does and I know what gloves he wears, I know what a speedglass helmet is. I know what are metric sockets to standard. I was prompted to write this post because of how awesome the guys are at Oxygen Service in Willmar MN (www.oxygenservicecompany.com). They are wonderful on all counts. They treat me like I may know what my husband needs. They are nice guys to talk about and do business with. We spent some money there today and I am sure there will be more spent in the future. I will gladly run an errand for my husband anyday at this establishment. Keep up the good work!!!! My kids like going here now also since there were given hats last time we went in as a family. Free hats and pens what more would you want, throw in some nice conversation, and wonderful customer service and you earn 5 stars in my book anytime.
I am glad there are places out there that will take a woman seriously because they are far and in between. My husband and I enjoyed our morning away even if it was spent looking and drooling over a new welding machine. Oh well I was told before an old Welder never dies.