I try to support local business as much as possible. I did all my Christmas shopping in small stores, except for a few things I could only find online. In particular, I use our small local hardware store whenever I can, only going to Home Depot or Lowe’s if the small store doesn’t have what I need. This week, though, I went in with a big list, and I know that they had everything I needed, but I left empty handed. Why?