If you’ve lived in Westport for more than 12 seconds, you know that Crossroads Ace Hardware is the place — for any home-related item you could imagine, for fantastic personal service, and for that sit-around-the-potbelly-stove community feeling you can’t get anywhere else.
But if you’re like me, you’ve probably driven by at night after they’ve closed and thought, “Wow, they leave a lot of stuff outside. They must really trust people.”
They do. And here’s why.
Yesterday morning, Jimmy went to open up. Under the door, he found a handwritten slip of paper.
Overnight, a customer had helped himself to some bamboo sticks, copper pipe and plastic tomato stakes.
The customer listed all those items on that sheet of paper. He also slipped a check under the door for the total amount.
“People are good,” Jimmy says.
Well, yeah. Because, Jimmy, you’re good to them.