What Happened Today at Target

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

This afternoon, I was shopping at Target. I put some personal items in my basket, then went on to the groceries. I went through my mental shopping list and headed for the bread aisle for those 100-calorie whole wheat sandwich thins. As I approached, I noticed two workers stocking the aisle, probably blocking my sandwich thins. "Hi, how are you?" one said to me.

"Fine, how are you?"

"Aww, you teased us like you were gonna give us a smile, but then you didn't."

"Oh, sorry, I'm not in the best mood."

Then he approached me and said in a quiet, secretive voice, "Let me tell you something."

In my mind, I'm thinking, "Ohhh, crap, this guy's gonna hit on me, and it's gonna be awkward."

But what I experienced....was MUCH more awkward than I could have ever imagined.

He started off by saying things like, "You never know what the future holds. It ain't as bad as you think." But then it turned into some sort of weird prayer-like thing, some of which I couldn't even make sense of...at all. As he kept talking, the urge inside me to burst out laughing grew stronger and stronger. But this guy was giving me "advice" he thought was brilliant, so that would have been rude! So instead I just avoided eye contact the whole time, staring at the jars of peanut butter in front of my face instead. Finally, he stopped talking.

"Thank you," I said in my most solemn voice, grabbed a jar of peanut butter, and went along my way.

Before I approached the check-out, I set down the jar of peanut butter in a random place and thought, "Damn, I really wanted those sandwich thins."
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    Hahahahahaha, awkward!!!!
    3494 days ago
    Oh my! People can be so...... *interesting* However you definitely put some laughter into my morning!
    3494 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/19/2010 8:45:18 AM
    This is funny... your face must have really been showing some signs of distress - or perhaps just annoyance that you couldn't get the sandwich thins. :)
    3494 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    I couldn't help but notice how similar the worker's comments were to what you blogged yesterday. You wrote that you were tired of always playing a waiting game. He told you that you never know what the future holds. It ain't as bad as you think.
    I agree that being approached by a stranger can feel weird, but maybe your expression or in your response to his comment about a smile lead him to believe his words would comfort you.
    In any case no harm was done, except of course the lack of sandwich thins.
    Hope my take on this doesn't put me on the weird list. emoticon
    3494 days ago
  • WINDEE52
    That's funny! Usually that kinda stuff comes from the Walmartians......
    3495 days ago
    Maybe he was the one who really needed the prayer....
    3495 days ago
  • LEAHKAY21782
    lol, I'm sorry. People like THAT, give people of Faith a bad rap. I'm a Christian, but I would not go helpful prayer on someone unless that asked for it. :) LOL
    3495 days ago
    This is hilarious--this type of stuff happens to me all the time! We must look like we need to be saved or something! :)
    3495 days ago
    Too funny! And all you wanted was sandwich thins!
    3495 days ago
    LOL Hillarious. You are so much nicer than me! I would have totally interrupted him and asked him to grab me the sandwich thins and walked away.
    3495 days ago
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