Friday, June 27, 2008

Don't Anger the Target Lady

Last night I went to Target to pick up just a few things, so I got a basket instead of a buggy. When I got to the checkout line—and let me say here that the Target on Hwy. 280 never has enough lanes open—I put the basket on the conveyor belt. I wasn't really paying attention, just going through the motions of moving in the line, and when my turn came, I moved on up to the counter and got out my debit card.

As I was fumbling around with my wallet, I heard the cashier sigh heavily and slam a few things out of the basket. I looked up, and all of the sudden, she flipped my basket over on its side with a huge grunt, starting raking stuff out, and then she flipped the darn thing completely upside down. Stuff was rolling everywhere, including glass bottles that were spinning and slamming into the sides of the conveyor platform. I was so stunned I couldn't speak.

Now normally I do unload my basket, but really, does it matter? I mean, either way, she has to pick up my items and scan them, yes? So, sorry, Jessica of Target 280. Didn't mean to put you out. But she better be glad my pickle jar didn't bust everywhere.


Robin said...

we are supposed to take the stuff out of the basket?? I never knew that. I haven't had a cashier point it out to me so obviously.

I just thought they were being grumpy.

Bo Knows said...

That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. I think you should write Target a letter. While you're at it mention that their return policy sucks.

Leah said...

Are you kidding me?! They usually do ask that you take the items out of the basket, but I never understood it either. I think it may be because a lot of times they roll the items across instead of lifting them out. What she did was uncalled for.

Did you ever see Kristin Wigg on SNL playing the Target lady? She pronounced it Terget. It was hilarious.

Summah said...

I, for one, am glad your pickles didn't suffer the same fate mine did.