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Tuesday, October 30, 2007 :::

Daylight $avings

I think the new Target by my house is still getting their employees up to speed, because some of them aren't so bright. I was at the checkout last Saturday night when it suddenly occurred to me that the Daylight Savings time-change weekend must be approaching. So I asked the cashier:

Me: Hey, do you know if Daylight Savings is this weekend?
Target Cashier: I don't think we have those kinds of savings.
Me: [confused silence, followed by] What kind of savings?
Target Cashier: Daylight savings.

It was suddenly clear to me that she was confusing Daylight Savings with some type of Kmart-style Bluelight savings event, so I tried to clarify:

Me: No, I mean Daylight Savings, like, turn-back-the-clock Daylight Savings.
Target Cashier: I don't think we have that, but you can ask the Service Counter. They have all of our print ads.

At that point I just gave up, but I did seriously consider taking her advice to visit the Service Counter and inform them that one of their employees would most certainly be an hour early to work next weekend.

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wow. i want to get in for that day light savings event, sounds like it's going to be awesome. Does that conversation rank in your all time dumbest things you have ever heard? wow.

By Anonymous Sonya, at 2:25 PM  

So, I thought of you at Target this afternoon when I was buying halloween candy at the last minute. I was so very tempted to ask where I could find needles & razor blades.

You should submit that conversation to

:) Otimak

By Blogger otimak, at 5:59 PM  

Sounds like you have a lot of luck at target! :P

By Anonymous Kylee, at 6:59 PM  

when daylight savings was first proposed, some farmers (not my neighbor stanley, thats for sure) complained, saying the extra hour of sunlight would burn the grass.

By Blogger whaat?, at 8:12 AM  

fine wrap-up/punchline, Dan. That's closer to "Beaver" than you have been in a while.

By Anonymous toddbee, at 9:22 AM  

Imagine the commotion for this sale at Walmart with those dumbasses there.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:38 PM  

How much did you make after she counted out your change?

By Anonymous Jon, at 1:29 PM  

I'll be the one to judge the minor details of this conversation... with that I need to point out that it is Daylight Saving. Not Savings! I know... I know... But, it's true!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:21 PM  

That is screamingly funny ... that and the "burn the grass" comment .... Thanks for the laughs!

By Anonymous Stacy, at 1:02 AM  

I LOVE Dan's Target stories, I think the shopping cart story was my favorite though (sorry don't have the link, maybe Dan can help).

By Blogger Trudy, at 5:30 PM  

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