Bullseye: Adventures of a Target Team Member Pt. 2

Here it is, ladies and gentlement, part two of my groundbreaking series on the fabulous and lavish life of a Target Team Member. Enjoy 😉

 

 

 

This is another one of the people I have become great friends with at Target – Christine. When you hear “spunk” or “funny” or “flamboyant,” think of this woman. Here, she is seen oozing glamour 🙂

I’m not really sure what this poor guest is going for with the whacked-out hair. I saw her talking to one of the Mobile Solutions (cell phone contracts for various brands) representatives and couldn’t help myself. I’m guessing a bag of Cheetos was the inspiration for this….”hairstyle.”

Not only did I find this carton of milk crammed into a smaller slot, I found it on the shelf above its home location. But, I totally understand; Sometimes, that one outstretch of the arm to a foot lower is too much work.

 

When I saw this Academy Award-winning blockbuster (for $5 on Blu-Ray) on the shelf, I just had to take a picture. I’m a huge sci-fi fan but I think this movie looks so bad, even the producers of Plan Nine From Outer Space would think it’s a bomb.

 

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Bullseye: Adventures of a Target Team Member Pt. 1

I will be periodically adding parts to a new series I’m working on titled “Bullseye: Adventures of a Target Team Member” describing what it’s like to work at a Target store.

Hundreds of thousands of people work at Target stores across the country. I have worked at a local Target since the beginning of my Senior year of high school, over three and a half years ago (and the pay still sucks).

I have had the opportunity to witness one-of-a-kind situations, looney guests, management pitfalls and unforgettable co-workers. It’s been memorable to say the least.

Overall, the experience has been…well…unclassifiable. I’ve made several friends and met some amazing people. I’ve also met people who shouldn’t be allowed in public and others who got promotions for knowing the right people (happens in all jobs, I know…).

So, I figure it’s time that I start journaling my experiences at Target since I love to write and have been there for over three and half years.

Enjoy and always remember: “Can I help you find something?”

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The above photo is of a dear friend of mine. She’s been at the same store I have been at since I started (back when the store opened). Her name is Mary and she’s Catholic. We have an ongoing joke: I come up to her and say, “Hail Mary full of grace,” to which she always replies, “bless you, my child,” while signing the crucifix. She’s a great friend. 🙂

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This next picture shows part of the breakroom. I know, I know…it’s fit for MTV’s “Cribs.” In fact, it’s so pimpin’, the television antenna has tin foil. What was untended to be a technological breakthrough turned out to be something out of “el barrio”…still with little to no reception.

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This is exactly what it looks like; an aluminum baseball bat put on a milk rack in the milk cooler. I’m not sure what the brilliant guest was thinking (if they even were at all) but apparently, aluminum bats are now considered to be a dairy product. You know it sounds good – eating a new pack of Oreos complete with a nice, ice cold bat.

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I was a little shocked to see this design for a children’s cup. I guess Belle used to be Bill and has yet to fully transition.

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Everyone loves Coffee-mate coffee creamer…even big, intimidating bugs. Luckily, this little-but-big guy was too cold to move since he was in the cooler. He died with something he loved. Heartwarming.

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Target had A LOT of ice cream flavors to choose from. It has cookies ‘n cream, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint chip…and now introducing “packaged meat.” The guest who put this here is definitely thinking outside the box.

Stay tuned for more additions to this groundbreaking series. 😉

 

Michele Bachmann’s Crazy World

I didn’t really pay much attention to far-right Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann until I read some of the things she’s said.

Now, I’m sure she’s a nice person and I’m pretty certain she means well. But some of her outlandish statements cannot be ignored…so I decided to write a blog post on the more “memorable” ones.

This snippet explains her view – and denial – of global warming…

“Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”

Okay, so she ignored the mountains of evidence from countless experts in their respected fields in the area of climate change. But wait…it gets better…

‎”I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then under another Democrat president, Jimmy Carter. I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”

I should note that during the 1976 outbreak, Republican President Gerald Ford was in power.

Then, there’s her insistence that many Nobel Prize-h0lding scientists believe in Intelligent Design (aka “creationism”)…

‎”There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design.”

Since the overwhelming majority of scientists who hold Nobel Prizes are either not religious or atheists, I find it incredibly hard to believe that there are several who are creationists. Regardless of how you feel about the issue, Bachmann should have done her homework before citing imaginary statistics.

Another fumble-with-the-facts statement made by Bachmann…

‎”I don’t know where they’re going to get all this money because we’re running out of rich people in this country.”

Interesting: studies over the past half century have actually shown that of the three groups – rich, middle class, poor – it has been the rich who have been the best off. During good times and bad, the rich are able to survive better than any of us…although they may have to “sacrifice” a yacht.

And of course there’s Ms. Bachmann’s not-so-subtle homophobia. She’s made some rather insulting remarks about homosexuals over the years, essentially calling them mentally ill degenerates. But the following quote reveals how deep her paranoia is…

“…what a bizarre time we’re in…when a judge will say to little children that you can’t say the pledge of allegiance, but you must learn that homosexuality is normal and you should try it.”

So, in a society where an overwhelming majority of the population is heterosexual and portrayals of romance in the media are overwhelmingly heterosexual, Bachmann believes that treating all people equally under the eyes of the law will lead to judges telling us to try gay sex. Makes perfect sense…

As comical as this list of quotes is, it is also frightening. These wacky statements were not made by a town drunk, Glenn Beck or Tony Perkins but by a congresswoman. This woman is one of the few people running the country. My two cents: That should scare anyone.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN)