Aug 27, 2007

Sherwin-William and the Paint Color....SURPRISE!!!!!







I was in for a shock when I went to the Sherwin-William Paint store!!! I was looking for those now famous "Accent Colors" for our condo's front door. If you just tuned in, you need to know that we are not allowed to paint our front doors unless we use the "accent colors" that were used by the original builder. We were told at the last condo association meeting that all we needed to do was go to the Sherwin Williams Store on 10th Avenue here in Hillsboro, Oregon to find the colors AND we are responsible for caring for our front doors when they become shabby looking. It seemed like really good information that we could work with.

Given this reality, my husband and I ventured out Saturday to the paint store to buy our quart of "permitted" paint. The conversation with the clerk went something like this:

Clerk: Can I help you?

Me: Yes. I am told that Sherwin Williams has the list of accent colors for the condos at Orenco Station.

Clerk: Why do they keep sending you people here?

Me: Gasp!!!

Clerk: We only keep lists of that sort for 2 years. When was your condo built?

Me: Seven years ago.


(HE SEARCHED ON THE COMPUTER BUT COULD NOT FIND THE LIST)


Clerk and me: (silence) (more silence) (yet more silence)

Clerk: Maybe they wanted you to pick out your own color and that is why they sent you here.


I don't know what to say. I need to apologize to you readers for any inconvenience this has caused you but I gave you information that the board member in charge of this sort of thing gave me.

(SILENCE)

NOTE: WE CHOSE A COLOR THAT WAS AS CLOSE TO THE ONE WE ALREADY HAVE AS WE COULD. NOW THAT I GET IT HOME I THINK IT IS TOO BROWN. WE WILL USE IT ANY WAY! But if we decide not to does anyone want to buy a can of Sherwin-Williams paint????

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