You know it's funny, anytime I've gone to Home Depot, I've gotten more respect from the male employees who have helped me find things than the females.
Last time I was there it was to get another gallon of paint in the same color I'd chosen the last time, so I just grabbed the finish I wanted of the right brand and brought it up to the counter with the chip. Now the time before that I had a woman give me the third degree because I didn't want to buy their Fresh Aire paints that were more expensive, then she tried to talk me out of the semi-gloss finish because people said it was too shiny. When I insisted it's what I wanted she assured me I could return it if I changed my mind, like she was sure I would. Well, I haven't.
So anyroads, the most recent time I had a guy that strongly resembles Tommy Lee Jones assist me, and when I brought the gallon and paint card up, TLJ cheerily asks for confirmation that it's the finish and color I wanted before mixing. Upon getting an affirmative, he didn't argue or try to talk me out of it at all, just mixed my paint for me.
Another time a guy was pleasantly helping me find a piece of hardware I was looking for to complete a project (fixing a table, needed to replace a screw in 2 of the legs) and a woman came up and sneered, "You know we sell legs with the screws already in them! It would be easier! Everyone's in here looking to fix stuff recently. Why don't they just buy new stuff?"
Well cause with the economy being what it is, it's cheaper to buy a few screws than it is a brand new table and why complain when it's bringing the store business, ye dingbat?