Hardware store manager Mike Dowling wants to be clear: His shovels might slow an attacking zombie, but you’ll to need something else to put the final nail in the creature’s coffin.
“I wouldn’t say it’s for killing zombies,” the veteran Omaha store manager said. “But it’s helpful for cleaning up if you ever have to.”
The term “zombie apocalypse” is popular among some young shooters for firearms and accessories, as in “this is my zombie apocalypse gun.”
The regional hardware store has taken the novel approach of actively marketing power tools and garden implements as protection against the undead.
And not to leave out the walking dead, Westlake Ace Hardware’s online “Zombie Preparedness Center” has a “Me zombie” section touting bolts and fasteners for broken bones, glue and caulk for peeling skin, and deodorizers to freshen up decaying flesh. Loose limb? Try duct tape!
All just in time for Halloween.