So I went to Target (alone) tonight. I added the (alone) so that you understand that is the only way I would have been able to observe other people in the store. I am usually the observee - as in, "Is that lady killing that child or did he just cut his own hand off to make him scream like that?" That is my typical outing to Target. But this time, I got to be the observer. These are my finding dictated especially for those of you who rarely get that moment of people watching and not being watched.
* A couple print off a gift registry for friends who are getting married. After the guy sees the cool stuff that the groom registered for, he immediately asked the girl to marry him so he can get this,"cool crap too."
* Another man is telling his friends, rather loudly I might add, that he is thinking of getting a "Chinese mail order prostitute." What in the world?????
* Several small children with their parents shopping, happily! at 8:30pm. I actually WAITED until 8:30 to avoid my children going with me, and these people are smiling and playing with their kids past bedtime. Maybe I am the one doing it wrong.
*And last, but certainly not the least interesting, was the 20ish couple that were clearly hammered and holding onto each other for dear life. What in the world do you need at 8:30 at night when you are drunk? Don't they know where the nearest Taco Bell is, or at least in my day that is all we needed.
Am I getting older? the world changing? but I do not remember trips to the store being this intriguing when I was a kid. I got to get out more.
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