Store closes at 22:00
New what I wanted. Entered went straight to isle. Pic, walk to check out counter ALL closed. Ask for assistance. Directed to "customer service counter" where three (3x) persons with LOWES "uniforms" fraternizing with obviously someone they knew well (girlfriend, sister, or...???) no attention paid. Started becoming obvious that they did not deem it "the appropriate time to shop".
Treated with disdain when finally "helped". Though it best to take my hard earned cash (and it was cash) elsewhere.
Left store at 21:02 or give them the benefit of the doubt 21:03.
Wife has been complaining about lack of service (if you can call it that) for a while.
Took my business to HD where I was astounded that there were actually other customers (imagine that) several in fact, shopping after 21:30 whereas not 15-20 min ago I could have sworn that I was the only one at LOWES.
For the record my Zip is 33812 south of Lakeland (city central) FL.
Monetary Loss: $1800.