After so many years in retail I am always amazed when I see something that I’ve never seen before. The other day I had a Hispanic gentleman ask me for some medicine for his COUCH. It took a while but I figured out he needed cough medicine. (But I really considered taking him to upholstery cleaner.) But in between the really crazy moments, there are just a lot of little crazy things that just kind of accumulate in your head and make you bonkers after a while. Individually they seem like nothing but when they come one after another, it’s like a prizefighter getting hit too many times.
This guy decided to document an entire week when he started at Target, and the journal is awesome. There are times when I wish I started a book or kept a log sometimes because I’ve forgotten more crazy stories than I can remember, but this guy got things off to the right start. He may some day make them into a book. In the meantime, take a look and enjoy a typical week in retail.
Have you ever wondered after a shitshow Target run ending with kids sobbing at the register and everyone needing a nap if the cashier took note of your antics? If this Target employee’s hilariously detailed recounting of his first week at work is any indication, yes.
Like, a big yes.
Here is his diary, day by day.