Target Spree: What’s in Your Cart?
~By Elle Davis, This is Mommyhood
The other day, I traveled by myself to my favorite vacation destination, Target, to pick up a few things for some craft projects. While I was there, I decided to grab a bottle of vodka. It’s hard to survive a 3-year-old without it.
First, I found a big Tupperware container for one of my crafts. Then I made my way toward the baby clothes section for a look-see. Baby fever has been taking over my uterus lately, but it will be a while yet before I surrender to it. I just jinxed myself, didn’t I? Sh*t!
I went to the grocery section to get some flour and then grabbed the bottle of vodka. I was amazed because I think this was the first time I didn’t grab anything extra: I didn’t go near the clearance rack, I didn’t buy season 6 of Dexter (tough as it was to resist), and I spent way less money than I thought I would.
That never happens when I’m at Target. What the hell is going on with me?
It wasn’t until I was standing in the checkout aisle placing my items onto the counter that I realized just how freaky deaky my shopping cart did appear, even without any of the extras I usually bring home. I had a bag of flour, four bottles of glue, a Tupperware container so big I could sit in it, baby oil, and a bottle of vodka. Hmmmm.
As I was standing there looking at my purchases, I started to blush, imagining what the cashier may have been thinking I was going to do with all of this stuff. Two people behind me got a good look at what I was buying, when I was almost ready for the floor to swallow me whole. I was hoping the cashier would speed things up and at least get the baby oil and the bag of flour in the shopping bag in a hurry, but she took her sweet time and they sat there on display for another few minutes.
Then I thought, “Blog post!” and started giggling … out loud. That didn’t make me look crazy at all, right?
I finally got home and told my husband about my shopping trip. He didn’t seem to find it embarrassing or amusing, but that must be because his mind isn’t always in the gutter like mine!
What’re your most memorable (embarrassing or funny) shopping trips?
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