Earlier this week, a few coworkers and I made a trip to the Target sort-of close to our office. While our office is located in one of the sketchiest parts of the DC area, we are fortunate enough to have a fairly nice and well-kept Target that is just ten-minute drive away. And perfect for a lunchtime escape from the cubicle.
I really did not need anything specifically during this particular trip so I wandered around the store and ended up placing a few random items in my baskets. One of these items was a sparkly white picture frame that was so perfect for an image that I have been wanting to frame. And its $4.99 price tag was appealing as well.
When it came time to check-out, the cashier scanned all of my items but held the picture frame for last. She pushed a few buttons on the cash register and then turned to me and said, "This picture frame is part of the Halloween line and I am not allowed to sell it to you."
To be honest, I thought she was kidding.
Then she called a manager over who physically took the picture frame away, leaving me standing there jaw sort of flopping in shock and uttering the words "you mean I cannot buy it?"
No one offered any explanation and four days later, I still have no clue what on earth happened. I have a few theories:
- A fellow Target employee really wanted that frame and thought they were sold out and asked her/his coworkers to set it aside if they saw it.
- The frame contained government secrets.
- The frame was being recalled for awesome sparkliness.
Or my last theory, Target, you are just kind of weird sometimes.