The Cashiers At Target Have The Wrong Idea.

Captain Thoughtful and I live within walking distance of a Target, which means we are there a lot. A lot a lot. It also means when we have just about any type of craving, we completely give in to it because it’s so easy to walk to Target and pick whatever it is up. This has resulted in many late night pastry, ice cream, kettle chips, soda, cheese, and popcorn runs. And also, it’s apparently resulted in the Target cashiers getting the wrong idea about me and the good Captain.

Last night at Target we were checking out with our frozen yogurt when the cashier recommended some chocolate covered potato chips because she thought we “would like it” that it “sounds weird” but “seems like something you would like”. We thanked her for the recommendation and then left.

Captain Thoughtful: The cashiers at Target think we’re stoners. 

Me: No they don’t. 

Captain Thoughtful: We just ran in right before closing for frozen yogurt.

Me: That’s because we had a spicy dinner and I needed something cool to quench my tummy fire. That’s science. 

Captain Thoughtful: Think of all the times we come running in before closing for pastries, and chips, and popcorn, and cheese, and coca-cola. 

Me: Oh….yeah…..

Captain Thoughtful: Frequently in lounge clothes. 

Me: Yeah…..

Captain Thoughtful: I’m wearing swimming trunks right now and we haven’t been swimming. 

Me: Ok. Yeah. The cashiers probably think we’re stoners. And honestly, after this discussion, I’m wondering myself. 

Captain Thoughtful: We need a new Target. 

50 thoughts on “The Cashiers At Target Have The Wrong Idea.

  1. April C. says:

    My other-of-significance have a similar situation going with almost all the stores within a 6 block radius of our apartment. Ours is specifically cookies or ice cream. He actually came home with 6 pints one night, last week.

    Maybe we need a closer Target.

  2. Haha, that’s hilarious. But don’t worry! I’ve worked in retail for 20 years, and believe me when I say we see it all. And you might dress and eat like a stoner, but that doesn’t mean you look like a stoner to her. To us retail types, you look like a junk food enthusiast! There’s a distinct difference. 🙂 And I bet she was right and you’d like those chips!

      1. Haha! But you knew that already! 🙂

        One time I was working these totally crazy hours and I went into my usual gas station for soda on the way to work. My eyes were all glassy and I was SO tired! The guy there commented on it, and I told him how I’d been working back to back 15-18 hr shifts (plus 1 hr commute each way) for like three weeks… But I just knew what he was thinking. That was at least 16 years ago, and it still bothers me to this day. Which is crazy. But I’m not a druggie!!

        So I understand, haha.

  3. Steve says:

    Stoners? Questionable…overly analytic thinking, more likely. Since a Stoner would have recognized that the chocolate covered potato chips were perfect for that conversation, and would have rushed back in to purchase them.

  4. I’ve run into a situation like that myself! I hadn’t eaten dinner and I had recently been through a break-up. My friend took me to a gas-station food mart where I insisted we got Krispy-Kreme doughnuts, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, flaming hot cheetos, and pizza. I hadn’t been sleeping properly so I was slap happy too. The cashier was laughing at me the whole time.

    1. We have all been there friend. I once checked out of a store with a 5lb bag of gummy worms and a bottle of drain-o and the cashier was like “Are you ok?”. Definitely makes me think twice about what I’m buying. 🙂

  5. Sonya says:

    I’ve been in the exact situation you are now. We switched to a near by Walgreen’s for awhile, but it wasn’t up to the standards we had been made used to. We decided enough was enough, and who cares of they think we’re stoners? But upon our return we discovered a whole new mess of employees had been hired. Out with the old, in with the new.

  6. “Who will buy
    This wonderful feeling?
    I’m so high
    I swear I could fly.
    Me, oh my!
    I don’t want to lose it
    So what am I to do
    To keep the sky so blue?
    There must be someone who will buy…”
    -Oliver, from the musical aptly titled “Oliver!”

  7. One time, while leaving Target of all places, some guy approached me and my then-boyfriend saying “good evening Target shoppers, would you care to join me for a joint?” Maybe Target is just becoming synonymous with weed, like it’s the new White Castle, haha.

  8. Lol. Wasnt Target the store that recommended all of that pregnancy stuff to that teenage girl based on her shopping habits and the Dad got all angry only to find out that she actually was pregnant?

    I guess what I’m trying to say here is Target’s been watching you, lol.

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