Who IS that Target Lady?

I received a promotional piece of mail from Target the other day….which incidentally saved me some money since it had coupons on it, but that’s a blog for another day.

On the cover was an impeccably dressed woman with perfect hair, gorgeous makeup, and who was pushing a cart full of cleaning supplies. She was smiling from ear to ear and looked incredibly excited to be there…kicking up her heels (red high heels, nonetheless) as she shopped.

I’ve never seen anyone who looked like that while shopping at Target.

Allow me to paint a more accurate picture of what I think the average Target shopper is….

A 30-something lady with two small children, one in the front of the cart chewing on the germ-infested handle, the other in the basket where the groceries go.

Small child in basket is constantly throwing out either a bottle, sippy cup , or pacifier. Child in basket needs every piece of candy or every toy she sees. She is also singing loudly.

30-something mom has her hair in a ponytail and is sporting her tennis shoes…not those red high heels. She might have been lucky enough to brush her teeth that day, and if it’s a REALLY good day, she might be wearing some mascara or lipgloss.

She’s either digging through her coupon holder for a good deal or she’s in too big of a hurry to get out of there before naptime that she’s throwing whatever she sees that she needs in her cart without batting an eye.

The children probably have runny noses and she’s stuffing used tissues or baby wipes in her purse without a thought as to how unsanitary that is.

By the time she gets ready to pay, the children are both whining about something, and she is DESPERATE to get out of that store.

I don’t know. That’s just what I see when I go to Target.

Let me know if you ever see that lady with the high heels, laughing and dancing through the store when you’re there. I have a few words for her.