Attention Target Shoppers

Thank you so much for all the heartwarming smiles you gave me as I walked through the store on Saturday. I was wearing makeup, cute shoes and an “outfit” and walking with an unmistakable mom-on-the-loose-for-the-weekend swagger. Your grins only confirmed my perception of my own hot-ishness.

I plan to drop-kick you all later.

Because the cute elderly checker at Barnes and Noble was kind, helpful but also honest. When I walked up to the counter and plunked down my copy of A Girl Named Zippy, she smiled, told me how much she liked the book and informed me that my zipper was gaping open.

Yes friends. If you think it would have been embarrassing to tell me to XYZ at Target, just imagine how I felt an hour later when the sweet lady laughed and said, “I just had to tell you. With the title of the book and your zipper open like that, it just really caught my attention.”

Seeing as I’m not currently pregnant and therefore don’t frequent public restrooms for the fun of it, I know that I had been flying low throughout all of my errands. Suddenly your smiles seem more sinister and my hotness a little less secure. At least that lady will think fondly of me every time she passes a copy of Zippy in the stacks.

She’s probably blogging it right now.

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28 Responses to Attention Target Shoppers

  1. marian says:

    So funny! (I’m sorry…) So what do you suppose you would you search to find this blog entry of hers– “zippy,” “zipper,” or “hot-ishness?”

    This reminds me a little of one of my favorite posts ever: Antique Mommy’s Mary Tyler Moore post. That’s a compliment.

    May today be more uplifting.

  2. Mary says:

    That’s hilarious. I know just how embarrassing that is!

    But I do love “A Girl Named Zippy.” Great book!

  3. Beth says:

    I am one of those honest people who let you know. Even if I don’t know you. Because I’ve had too many embarrassing moments like that one.

  4. chilihead says:

    Heh! LOVE that last line.

  5. heather says:

    I would have been to chicken to mention it to a stranger. But I would have smiled kindly and thought good things about you despite your incident.

  6. Jessica says:

    I had that happen one day this past week, only it was at WORK! I mean, I see these people 5 days a week…I’m glad ONE of them had the guts to tell me…I am certain no one wanted to see what color undies I had on! Oh the embarassment…I feel your pain!

  7. Jenny says:

    LOL… sorry but I’m having a good morning laugh at your expense.

  8. Shalee says:

    Oh yes, I think you were mis-served at Target, but the offending customers AND staff. Don’t worry DYM, I’ll tell ya when something’s not quite right with your look. For example, did you know that you’ve got a smudge of chocolate on your face? It looks like it’s from a chocolate covered donut…

  9. I brushed up against a pile of shirts in a store and the little size stickers came off and stuck to my shirt. I went to Target afterward and shopped for more than an hour. The check out girl pointed out the stickers to me. Embarrassing!

  10. Heffalump says:

    Just think of it as the Blog Angels (or would that be devils…hmmm) giving you something to blog about. Not only did all those people at Target get a good smile out of it, but so did we!

  11. Carrie says:

    haha, that made me giggle, thanks. The same exact thing happend to me last week. Oh, I love “A Girl Named Zippy”. You will laugh the whole way through. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Jeana says:

    Lady Irony she is a real stinker, no?

  13. Oh, you poor, dear, sweet thing… you can’t win for losing sometimes… but I am sure you still looked “hot”!

  14. Kimberly says:

    Isn’t it nice how turning our shaming moments into blog posts takes the sting out of them?

  15. Rachel says:

    YIKES! I stumbled on to your blog & I thoroughly enjoy it. I’ll be back. I teach a class at BYU-Idaho and after class last week I used the potty then went to my office. When I got there I discovered that my skirt was tucked into my undies in the back. I wonder how many of my students snicker when they see me now.


  16. Lei says:

    I am always on zipper check. And skirt-tucked-into-the-back-of-your-underwear check. Also. T.p.-stuck-to-your-shoe check. You would be wise to do the same. 😉

  17. Bev says:

    And then there was my MIL who wore a shirt to church that still had the size sticker running down her chest, so everyone knew she wore size L. Poor thing, no one told her. She noticed it when she got home.

  18. Lisa says:

    I just found your site and love it. Thanks for the laugh! I was at church on Sunday and standing in a room full of kids who promptly told me I had gum on my shoe–it was on the side and easy to remove, but love those moments!

  19. nosurfgirl says:

    A girl named Zippy. LOL. OK, now I have to read it.

  20. Sheena says:

    Yeah I understand… it happens everytime I even think about being suave. At least you don’t trip and fall on your face like me…..

  21. RGLHM says:

    Sorry but taht is very funny! A girl named Zippy!!!! I will be wary next time I get great lots of smiles

  22. bee says:

    Oh my! I do feel a tad bit of guilt for laughing at your expense… but only a tad bit! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!

  23. Pam in Utah says:

    Opps, how funny! (That which was written, anyway!) I guess it could possibly have been less funny at the time. Owww wellll. 🙂 Love ya

  24. Abby says:

    Too funny/horrible!! When I read that book it totally reminded me of you. I hope you enjoy it.

  25. bon says:

    Hahaha! That books is great, by the way!

  26. Paige says:

    Oh, how funny! And that book is super funny, too.

    I LOVE the firetruck birthday party idea. I could take my little guy there for his 4th birthday! What great plan (and cheap, too!)

  27. Jenny says:

    You’re really funny, Daring Young Mom. I should stop by more often.

  28. LOL!!! You should change your name from “Daring One” to “Zippy”.

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