Dear Target Lady

You are always there.  You look like my friend’s mom.  You don’t seem overly jubilant, which I totally get.  However:

You always talk to me.  You always ask or comment about something I’ve bought.  We chat.  You are not crazy.  In fact, the old me would write about how annoying you are and how I am in a hurry dammit and cut the small talk, Lady.

But what I want to say to you right now is I love you.  I love that you engage me.  I can tell that the people behind me in line do not share this love.  I don’t care.  You are making the most of your day, and by doing so, have made a lasting impression on me.

The next time I see you, I will learn your name and I will maybe even creepily hug you.  Because right now, we all need to reach out to everyone, appreciate that this life passes by pretty damn quick, and there is nowhere any of us need to get to so badly that we ignore our sameness, our ability to interact, our humanity.

Thank you.

For everyone behind me in the proverbial Target line, if you have posted recently about “be kind to each other” or “love wins” or whatever the Facebook sentiment of the day is, this is where it starts.  It starts with me.  And you.

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3 thoughts on “Dear Target Lady

  1. MiMi says:

    Damn straight! I do this all the time, make someone’s day, I always say….yes, that rhymes. And without knowing it they make mine, too. All it takes is a smile and some kindness.❤️

  2. Mimi Lambert on says:

    This makes me feel all the emotions….very well said.

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. Bill Primo says:

    Very well said! Sometimes we all need to stop and think about how our actions or body language effects others. It all starts with a random act of kindness

    Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us.

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