Not sure if it’s just around me but these parts stores are slipping. Every time I go in it’s always somebody new. Usually some kid fresh off the bus that has no clue. A while back I walked into one of them looking for cotter pins and e clips. Couldn’t find them in the isle out front. Asked the kid behind the counter to run in back and find me the bulk assortment. He looked at me like I had a second head..... no we don’t have that! Yes you do! If I need something like oil I try to run into Oreilly’s and grab it, they price match Walmart. I know they price match Walmart because I used to work for them and I specifically asked the District manager once. Went in the other night to grab a quart of Castrol that they wanted almost 8$ for, told the guy behind the counter to please price match Walmart and showed him the Walmart price on my phone with was like 3.88 or something. Nope not gonna do that but I’ll price negotiate. Oh yea what’s your price then? I’ll take 50 cents off. I told him to keep it. Now they act like it’s coming out of their paycheck. A different guy did the same thing to me with wiper blades. What’s real fun with these young kids, if they can’t find it in the computer you’re SOL. Went in looking for something and that’s exactly what happened. I told the kid to grab a book, he straight up told me he didn’t know how to find stuff in any of those books.... mind blown! I worked parts for a few years, I enjoyed it most of the time. That said I took some pride in it. It’s a lower paying job, I get it but damn. I remember one time this old farmer came in and slapped a carb on the counter from some 1930’s John Deere tractor looking for a rebuild kit. I thought oh boy this will be fun. I had a couple stack of carb books about eight inches thick. Took a couple hours and some phone calls but we got it figured out. Now you go in asking for blinker fluid and they start typing it in the computer. Think I’m done with these places and gonna start doing my own part number search and use rock auto or amazon.