Number of stores hit: 7. Number of aproned men eager to help, but completely worthless: 4. Number of 1 inch grommets found for Chicago project: 0. Number of 1/2 grommets that will just have to do: 24 (have double amount needed in case one box mysteriously vaporized leaving me in sudden need). Number of New Perfect lip gloss could have purchased with time/money wasted on grommet scavenger hunt: too depressing to consider.