George W Bush has paid a jokey visit to a hardware store in Dallas, Texas, which offered him a job as a greeter.
The former US president entered the Elliott's outlet with his security detail saying "I'm looking for a job", store manager Andrea Bond said.
The owner of the Texas chain made the offer earlier this month in a letter published in a Dallas newspaper.
But despite not yet having a publisher for his memoirs, Mr Bush decided on reflection to turn the job down.
Equipped with a name tag reading "W", Mr Bush spent an hour there with his secret service security detail, chatting to customers and doing a little shopping.