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I was at Target tonight, you know, because that’s where I live, looking at some fans for the house. We need one for our spare bedroom (which is not so spare when my step kids are visiting) so I was checking prices on some. A woman who was browsing with a male companion approached me and said “excuse me, do you have any box fans?”

Me: “I’m sorry?”

Her: “Do you have any box fans?”

Me: “Me personally? No. I, uh, don’t work here.”

Her: “Oh my gosh, I’m sorry!”

My shirt wasn’t even really red, more brick-ish. Sheesh.

So now I’m thinking I should get a real red shirt, have a nametag made up, and wander the aisles or Target giving bad advice.

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  1. Reid

     /  June 18, 2007

    Heh. I do that too. Usually, a few days before Christmas, I’ll put on a blue polo shirt and khakis and go down to Best Buy, and then tell everybody who approaches me that we’re having an unadvertised sale Christmas Eve beginning at 7 pm.

    I’m a giver like that.

  2. Jody

     /  June 19, 2007

    You’re mean! And if you have a red polo shirt, you can do the same thing at Staples.

    What I should have done is ask her why she was looking for a box fan. That’s so last century.

  3. adamg

     /  June 19, 2007

    Think bigger! Assemble all your friends and do it! Just like this!

  4. Christine

     /  June 19, 2007

    Jody, you KNOW you are the Target queen. You could have helped them with the fan. Shame on you!

  5. Anonymous

     /  June 19, 2007

    You must have been that look of confidence on your face that convinced them. You must know the store inside and out.

    I am not impressed with the new Best Buy.. lots of TVs, skimpy on other things.. you ? CCity prices are better if you can put up with the help.

  6. Nicholle

     /  June 20, 2007

    I was hoping the new Best Buy would be bigger….much bigger….I was a little disappointed after my first walk-through.

    It didn’t help that we were accosted by over-eager employees every 3 steps determined to help us find something we didn’t need or want.

  7. Jody

     /  June 20, 2007

    I’m a gadget addict. Anyone who knows me knows that walking into an electronics store is the equivalent of soaking in a hot bath for me…all my worries wash away the moment I walk through the doors. I also don’t curse an entire chain just because they have a bad reputation.

    That being said, I have spent quite a bit of money at the Leominster Circuit City, and I really like it. I also frequent the CC and BB up in Nashua, although I can’t say for certain which one gets more of my money than the other. I too was disappointed with the quantity of stuff at the new Best Buy. What I had hoped for was a fully stocked large store like the one near the Solomon Pond Mall. This one is more like the electronics department at Target. We went in the day it opened, but I haven’t been back, and that’s really saying something coming from me.