I myself went to Ace is the Place Hardware today for some Power Grab, which sounds like something a superhero might need to fight crime, but really is just the glue I use for my mosaics.
While there a woman came in claiming that there was a red van in the parking lot that (a) had a dog inside, and (b) had smoke pouring out of the engine. The clerk asked everyone in line if it was their red van, no one stepped forward. Then he went to the door, looked out, and came back to wait on the rest of us and ignored the (possibly insane) woman.
When I went outside there was indeed (1) a red van, with (2) a dog inside. However the window to the van was so far open that if the dog needed to get out of the van there would have been no problem.
And there was NOT any (i) smoke pouring out of anything, nor (ii) any evidence of smoke ever pouring out of the van.
Like I said, possibly insane.
The good thing is that while I was in line waiting for the clerk to verify that an exploding van was not in the parking lot, I noticed something that is FOR SURE going to save me a LOT of time and money when I get ready to sell my house someday. I expected I'd need a major house overhaul to get that done when the day arrived.
Handiest item in the hardware!