12/11/2007

A Trip to Target: Pros and Cons...

The following post is meant to be a fair presentation of tonight's trip to Target. It's also brought to you by the letter R and the number 9.

Tomorrow is our church's annual staff Christmas lunch at the Boathouse. It's something that I look forward to every year, mainly because I love everything about it. Well, almost everything... You see, our wonderful Christmas lunch is infected with the worst of office holiday party traditions: the gift exchange. (Of course, there's a $10 spending limit.) I say it's the worst because there's nothing like opening up a great present only to have the next person steal it from you and trade you one that's not quite as great. Anyway, all of that to say, I remembered that the lunch was tomorrow at about 6:30 tonight. So I went to Target...

Here's something that I liked about my trip to Target...
They've upgraded their shopping baskets. Not only did they get rid of the metal handles, but they changed their orientation. No longer will my wrist hurt from having to walk the aisles while holding it in an uncomfortable turned position. Good job, Target. Of course, it also helps that you sell Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes for me to fill your new baskets with...

Here's something that I hated about my trip to Target...
Cashiers who comment on my purchases as they ring them up have just been added to my list. Listen, I know that you're probably trained to make small talk with me to produce a feeling of camaraderie between the red shirts and the customers. In fact, sometimes I even like a little chit chat. but what I don't need, is to know that you think the dark chocolate milanos I bought are "yummy". I don't want to come back and tell you if the "ove glove" really works. And I certainly don't care what kind of shampoo you use. You commenting on my purchases does one thing: it helps me decide which line to avoid next time I need to shop...

5 comments:

Nicole Lovato said...

I don't know if you've seen this, but it reminded me of your blog:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yftQPd-21A0&feature=related

Courtney said...

HAAAAAAAAA!!! Josh I had this SAME expierence last night at Target except the cashier picked up my book and read the back of it to see what it was about and then proceeded to tell me this would not be the book of her choice she like more of a romance novel type.
I prefer more of the mute type of chashiers.

Joshua Johnson said...

Man, I am with ya about the cashiers that do that. It really annoys me t the grocery store. I think that is a SNL skit that pokes fun at cashiers that do that.

Joshua Johnson said...

Heres the target lady skit.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoID=882900658

Jaime said...

Agreed, I hate when cashiers comment on my purchases. Really cashier guy? Really? You really felt the need to look at me like that when I was buying moisturizer? The dang air is dry from the heater, it had to be purchased.