Some questions just don’t have good answers.
“Does this dress make me look fat?,” for one.
“Yeah, whaddya gonna do about it?,” for another.
Add to the list — courtesy of a call to a Jacksonville store — “how do you get a large amount of blood out of carpet?”
Perhaps the question sounds a little more nefarious than it was, but the caller’s demands to know how to solve the problem were enough to raise the attention of the Home Depot employee who answered the phone.
After that inquiry, the woman asked if the Morton Avenue business rented steam cleaners.
It does, by the way, but because it was going on 11 p.m. Monday and the store was closed, the woman was told she would have to wait until at least 6 a.m.
The woman was skittish about identifying herself, so the employee thought it would be a good idea to let police know about the cryptic conversation.
The woman never called back Tuesday and as far as police know never showed up to rent a cleaner.
Or to solve the mystery.
For those facing similar situations, by the way, try sprinkling salt on the blood, then using a solution of one part hydrogen peroxide to one part cold water.
By DAVID C.L. BAUER | myjournalcourier
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