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Friday, December 02, 2005


My disgust with Home Depot continues unabated! From hiring illegals--and denying it!--to humiliating a man who walked out the door with one of their pencils, they need some bustafazoo!

Here are some correspondences between myself and HD:

Given your behavior in both the hiring of illegal immigrants and your treatment of a customer who walked out the door with a damned pencil, I will be banning Home Depot and encouraging my many readers to do the same. For crying out loud, HD...what the hell is wrong with you????!!!
Resa LaRu

They're reply, from "Leslie:"

Dear Resa LaRu Kirkland,Thank you for contacting The Home Depot. We sincerely appreciatehearing from all of our customers.First and foremost, please know that The Home Depot supports legalimmigration to the United States and does not support illegalimmigration.We believe that diversity is the catalyst for innovative thinking,entrepreneurial spirit and new ways of building our communities. Thegreater the diversity of our people, the greater our ability to serveour customers and communities.The Home Depot is proud of the hiring partnership that has been formedwith four of the country's leading national Hispanic organizations, andwe will work with these organizations and their strong network of localoffices and contacts to help recruit qualified candidates for full-timeand part-time positions across the country. As a company thatrecognizes and appreciates the value that diversity brings to ourcompany, The Home Depot expects this partnership to have a positiveimpact on communities.As for the pencil incident, the customer involved has been apologized toand invited back into our stores.Thank you again for sharing your thoughts.
Sincerely,Leslie V.Customer

And mine again:

I'm sorry, Leslie, but that just doesn't cut it. What you did to that man demands far more than what you have done. The fact that your workers did this means that it is policy. You owe that man a pre-paid Home Depot card at the least to earn back his business and trust. You humiliated him, and you need to pay for that. The only way to affect a company such as yourself is in the wallet. You can't buy back that man's dignity you need to sacrifice for what you did. It is too late, however. He and many of us will never go back to you again. We will drive the extra distance to Lowes and others like them just to avoid you.

You have a history of hiring illegals. If you have changed that now, great. But what about the years of damage inflicted upon Americans that you have already caused? Leslie, if someone stole from Home Depot, it would be your right to demand justice, to be paid back for what was taken. Home Depot has stolen something from the American people. It is our right to demand justice, and to be paid back for what was taken. How does Home Depot propose to do that?

I am posting these correspondences at my site, which gets a tremendous amount of traffic. We will all be waiting to hear back from you regarding your intentions.
Resa LaRu Kirkland--Columnist/Writer/Speaker/Military Historian/The Anti-Feminist!



Unknown said...

And their reply:

Dear Resa LaRu Kirkland,

Thank you for contacting The Home Depot Customer Care.

The Home Depot has contacted Mr. Panorelli and apologized for any
inconvenience this matter has caused him. We will not be pursuing any
claims against Mr. Panorelli for this incident. We welcome Mr.
Panorelli back as a customer in our stores at any time.


Luwana S.

And my reply:

You have one helluva nerve believing that not pressing charges against a man who did nothing wrong covers your ass in this situation. SHAME, SHAME, SHAME! I will continue to encourage my readers to avoid you en masse unless you do better. You are going down, and I'm so thoroughly disgusted that all I can do is cheer wildly!

Doug said...

Haha! Go get 'em, Resa! Keep on them and soon they'll also inform you that they no longer believe Mr. Panorelli to be the second gunman on the grassy knoll.

As for me, I haven't been to Home Depot in years and years. A long time ago, I went in there to get some appliances for a new house, and for reasons unknown to me, they declined me credit (though the baglady in front of me was gleefully accepted). I went to Lowes with no problems, and have been going there ever since.

Unknown said...

Doug! I loved your email on the phallic symbol! Oh man, was that funny!

Yep, I won't go to them either...ever!

The Rogue Jew said...

I use to work for HD before returning to Government work in 2002. I was the highest performing Salesman in Pro Sales in the district and they rewarded an old guy like myself with a 30cent raise. In the meantime they hired a young guy with no sales experience who cost the store over 60,000 dollars and paid him twice of what I was being paid! And he sold virtually nothing!
HD has been on my crap list for a long time, what you described does not surprise me in the least. The managers that run HD are only concerned with fattening their own wallets with stock incentives by paying their associates as little as possible.
Nice Blog....Keep it up!

Alnot said...

I was wondering why I like Lowes much better. They are not perfect but they do try.

Jen Kuhn said...

Add in their misandrous commericals and you get yet another person boycotting the store. Now only if I could get my husband to stop going there!

Unknown said...

I hear you! The blessed Minutemen spend every Saturday boycotting them. The reason these things keep happening is that America keeps losing its vigilance. That is the hardest part of maintaining freedom. We must get better at it. Heres to Vigilantes!!!

Starfish Destroyer said...

HD sux. My experience is that anyone who keeps their wood inside will see it rot!

I like my wood outside!

Unknown said...

Oh man...I could say something to that, but I'm too much of a lady! nyuk nyuk

wardog06 said...

HokaHey Warchick, I've read your columns on Etherzone for years and you're one of my idols! I too am a dedicated anti HD!

Unknown said...

Oh man thank goodness you're one the SUPER SMART ONES! You read me, fight against're a freakin' genius!

Keep the faith, bro, and in all things courage.