Two things that happened at Target today that I forgot about until right now

One: As I was heading to get a lemon (my local, not-super Target has a few fresh fruits and vegetables) I passed by the birthday party aisle where a woman and a little kid who was probably four or five were shopping.
“Does this say happy birthday?” the little kid asked as I passed.
“Yes, it does,” the woman who was probably the mom said.
“I thought so,” the kid said getting louder as he/she got more excited. “I THOUGHT I COULD READ BUT NOW I KNOW I CAN. I’M SO HAPPY.” The kid was shouting by the time he/she finished his/her sentence.

Interlude: I thought about going back and high-fiving that kid but by then I was in the toothpaste aisle on the never-ending quest for cinnamon-flavored dental floss. I’m pretty sure I could find a Sasaquatch, the Yeti, the Loch-Ness Monster, and probably a suitable boyfriend before I find cinnamon-flavored dental floss. For real people, if you find some buy it. You could probably auction that shit off on eBay for some serious cash.

Two: While I was searching for cinnamon-flavored dental floss, a woman entered the toothpaste aisle. She was talking loudly on a cell phone. I didn’t catch what she was saying, but that’s only because I was too busy laughing about how she had not one not two but THREE copies of Fifty Shades of Grey cradled in her arm. Like I said on Twitter, I wasn’t sure if she were buying them for her bookclub or if they were Mother’s Day Gifts. Both options crack me up.

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  1. Cassandra 02.May.12 at 9:14 pm

    First, I would have gone back for the high five. Totally.

    Second, I’m super happy that I’m not the only person that is fascinated by the conversations that they hear while walking through the aisles in Target.

    1. Jodi 02.May.12 at 9:16 pm

      @Cassandra, I love eavesdropping at Target. It’s even better now because people talk on their cell phones the whole time they shop. Today a woman was talking to her sister about sending her money to pay “the tattoo guy.”

  2. Doug 03.May.12 at 11:18 pm

    “Okay, that’s great you’ve got reading down. Now let’s work on volume control.”

    1. Jodi 04.May.12 at 8:20 am

      @Doug, Working on volume control would not be good. i love eavesdropping. I want it louder so I can hear it better.

  3. Amy 15.May.12 at 8:53 pm

    That kid is awesome and if it were one of mine a trip through the toy aisle, which our Target “doesn’t have” would have been in order.

    Also yes, Target eavesdropping is the best.

    1. Jodi 16.May.12 at 8:32 am

      I love that your Target doesn’t have a toy aisle. That’s so smart.


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