Following a tour of a Chrysler automobile assembly plant on June 3, President Barack Obama paid an unexpected visit to Fred’s PRO Hardware in Toledo, Ohio. It seems that the First Lady needed gardening gloves.
Obama chose a pair of $4.99 green Boss Dirt Digger gloves. After the purchase, he posed for photos with store employees and approximately seven customers before leaving in his motorcade.
Jeff Brown, the owner of Fred’s PRO Hardware, was out of town during Obama’s visit. He received a phone call from the store’s mechanic after the commander-in-chief’s departure. The employee tried, unsuccessfully, to get his boss to guess who had been in the store. Finally he just told him: “The president.”
"Who?" asked Brown.
"The president," he repeated.
"What president?" asked Brown.
"The president of the United States.&qu