Sunday, September 14, 2008

Slice of Life

I have been working at Target for a couple of weeks now. For the most part this job has been entertaining and fun. We are enjoying the discount too. I am a fan of the shorter shifts...yesterday was just tooooo long. Anyway, I have tons of people come through my line. I get all types. I have the all business, the cute kids that have saved their pennies for a toy or something, the tired mom usually accompanied by a screaming child (now I know what I look like), the slightly creepy people, the dog people, and the instant friend.

Let me explain the last one. These guys are my favorite. They are incredibly friendly. I have only had three come through my line. The first one was a WIC mom. She was so happy, loving her baby, loving the clearance section and generally seemed grateful for life. I wanted to be friends with her..slip her my number for a fun lunch or something. But, I would only come across as creepy Target lady so I didn't. Yesterday, I had a couple come through my line. Right away, the lady says, "Hi Cathy!" I, of course, panicked because I didn't recognize her. Then I remembered my fun name tag. Through out the entire transaction they are talking about their recent move, their adventures, and just joking around. I loved it. I hope they come through my line again. These are the people that make me want to be a better, kinder person.

7 comments:

-Loni said...

Cathy-
you are so funny. I've been to Target so many times in my life and I think I have been all of those people at one time or another. Except maybe the "dog people" I don't know what that means and I don't own a dog so I guess that's not me.

Cathy said...

The dog people are the ones that buy a ton of stuff (costumes, treats pet accessories) for their dogs and want to tell me about their cute pups...they are fun passionate people too.

Lori said...

There are also people who slip past security, wearing red and khaki, who pretend to work at Target. The real reason they are there is for the free stand up comedy...

Scrappycook said...

I am always the tired mom dragging 3-5 kids behind me, usually yelling at the older kids to find the younger kid we've misplaced!

Aryn said...

This made me smile - I can easily picture you and all these people. I sure miss you.

Glenda said...

Oh my sweet daughter in law. You are the joy of life. That is why everyone enjoys going thru your line. You have a wonderful smile and a caring heart. Just think of all the people you touch with your kind words. Even the grumpy people will feel good with your touch. Good luck and keep smiling. Love ya. glenda

The Rice Family said...

That is so funny! I'm with Loni- I think I have been all of them except the dog person!!