Saturday, March 6, 2010

Incongruity

As part of our hot date on Saturday night, Mrs. Grumpy and I stopped at Target (yes, I know, we're a wild pair).

In one aisle they had this sign:

"Your choice, 4 for $9.
Ziploc plastic bags OR Pepperidge Farm goldfish crackers
Mix and match for variety"

25 comments:

IndyMom said...

Target is one of my favorite date spots.

I know, I missed the point.

Anonymous said...

Oooooooooookay.

Helen said...

...to make it even more exciting, maybe you could even put some goldfish crackers IN the bags?

Anonymous said...

Maybe you need a storage solution for your goldfish crackers?

Anonymous said...

Some sort of personality test?

I'd go for the bags myself....

xtine said...

explanation?

http://consumerist.com/2010/01/target-employee-explains-discounters-apparent-craziness.html

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

What if you fill one of the Ziploc baggies with goldfish crackers?

CQ, Medical Biller said...

Dude, that's how my partner and I spent OUR hot Friday night out! Who needs a nice restaurant when there's Target?

Anonymous said...

go wild

Kim Kasch said...

Amazing you aren't still in the dating arena with those kinds of dates

Anonymous said...

Crackers please. I wish I went shopping with you Grumpy's. =)

MM9U said...

This makes perfect sense to me. The goldfish go in the bag, the bag goes in the car. I need two of each. Two kids, no fighting over the goldfish.

Mark, whose oldest has eaten an entire food-service size carton of goldfish.

WellIllbe said...

Our hot date was a visit to the public library and a Target run weve got you beat!

Amanda said...

My parents go to Sam's Club on dates. Choreboy and I have followed in their footsteps.

Yeah, we're a really wild bunch around here.

DispensingPhysicianCPhT said...

Sweet! My hubby and I aren't the only ones who walk around stores on a date night!

Oh, and once again, gotta love cross merchandising! :)

Frantic Pharmacist said...

Those Target people have got it together. I'm trying to think of all the different ways I could mix and match. Now I'm getting a headache.

Anonymous said...

the hook- 7 goldfish/1 baggies=$18

Anonymous said...

They've made the choice easy for you. Now, you don't have to choose among all the styles of plastic boxes or different sizes of bags. Voila! (One might have to think a little longer for an explantation if you're going for the baggies, however. It's probably rarer that people go into Target on date night in search of that specific bag size, and on sighting it in a date night aisle are so overjoyed that they decide to add the Goldfish to seal the bargain? In that case, maybe licorice All-sorts --pink and white jimmies would've snagged me.

Old MD Girl said...

I LOVE Target. I think it's a completely reasonable choice for date-nite.

Also, I like goldfish. Win-Win!

Anonymous said...

Perfect - you can buy 2 boxes of Crackers, and then 2 boxes of ziploc to use for when you pack lunches... most kids love having goldfish crackers in their lunch.

Anonymous said...

Target has a snack bar, a restroom, piped-in music, and interesting stuff to browse through. What's not to like on a Saturday night????

Cathy
Hagerstown Md
(hotspots: Target and WalMart...)

Andrea said...

Our date night on Friday involved a trip to the art museum, dinner, and a stop at target too!

I would cringe if my hubby tried to take me to Walmart on a date night, but Target shows that you have taste.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Andrea- I hate Walmart. I don't go there unless I have no other options.

Mari-Ann said...

Re your last comment, Dr. G. Isn't it funny how funny the website "People of Walmart" is and how horrifying it is to actually see them, live? BIG difference.

Target rules. Why I never bought their stock, I don't know. Good thing I didn't because I probably would have made them fail, like most other companies I have invested in.

student dr. blaze said...

So *that's* where I can find a date in this otherwise bar-only town! Awesome! Why didn't I think of that?! Now I have another excuse to go to Target. This could prove quite dangerous for my bank account. ;-)

 
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