What did the shopping basket say to the shopping cart?
What did the Target customer say to the shopping basket?
“I don’t care that you don’t roll, I’m going to make you roll even if I have to drag you.”
Perhaps you’ve seen the photos of Target customers that have gone viral? (If not, brace yourself. You’re in for a treat.) To be very clear, there are no wheels on those baskets.
That image came via Buzzfeed. I don’t blame you if you want to see more of those photos – check out this Buzzfeed article. If that doesn’t make you laugh out loud, I don’t know what will.
I was alerted to those photos by my friend Anne. Remember the other week when I was a mess, scrapbooking all of my memories of leaving New Orleans? And how I reached out to some of my Nola girls via a group text? Well, Anne helped lighten the mood at one point by sharing those ridiculous photos.
Then things got even better when Maren threw out a hilarious challenge – she said that the first person to re-create one of those scenes in Target and take a selfie would get a Starbucks gift card in the mail. My heart started beating faster. I had to be that person. (Obviously, the allure of a gift card is a GREAT motivator in my world.)
Can we just acknowledge for a second how FUN Maren was/is to throw out that dare? I love people who can pull magic out of thin air. Maren, I like the way you roll.
It took a few days, but Bobby and I made our way over to Target…nobody else in the group text had stepped up to the plate yet so I knew I was SO CLOSE to victory.
I am such a rule-follower, you must know that. There was a security guard by the entrance and so, as I grabbed the stack of baskets and started dragging them across the carpet, I was just like “please don’t say anything, please don’t say anything.” He didn’t. Phew.
I stood with my baskets in tow and contemplated the dollar bins (which, by the way, have some of the best craft supplies). I really tried to get a bigger stack of baskets, but those are the only ones I could scrounge up.
BAM! There is the picture! It was such a rush.
I texted it out, everyone loved it, and then I kind of forgot about it and instead just reveled in all of my AMAZING finds from the dollar bins…
But then, last week, I got an envelope in the mail from Maren. I pranced around the room as I opened it to find my gift card! Thanks, Maren!
Alright, so here’s a Monday challenge for you: be a part of this ridiculous movement! (Yes, we are officially turning this into a movement.) Go take YOUR selfie at Target and email it to me – firstname.lastname@example.org. First one to do so gets the shopping cart/shopping basket watercolor print in the mail. :) As a bonus, you’ll probably find some killer crafting supplies.
On your mark, get set, GO!