Target employee documents first days on the job, and it’s delightful

Posted at 7:25 PM, Sep 02, 2016

A Target employee’s quirky, touching observations as a new cashier are quickly going viral.

Tumblr user kimpossibooty, whose real name is Tom Grennell, artfully describes his daily experiences, from the mundane to the bizarre.

He writes about his experiences dealing with children:

“A three year old came through, pushed by his personal chauffeur. He bought one small Spider-Man onesie. He carried out the entire transaction on his own. He was the most polite customer I have had so far.”

Also, older customers:

“An elderly man in a fedora pushed two full carts into my lane. They were both filled to the brim. He bought 52 12-packs of Mountain Dew. 12 were diet. He repeatedly told me he was 80 years old. As I handed him his receipt, he leaned in and whispered, ‘I’m going to get DRUNK.'”

Even a revolting surprise can be inspiration for an entry:

“A customer came through looking nervous. She leaned over the counter. She whispered to me. Someone had pooped in the baby supplies aisle. All evidence pointed to it not being a baby.”

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Today is my first day and I'm working a 7+ hour shift. Like I always say, you can't spell "Target" without "Regret".

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Here are some of his posts from week one at Target:

Grennell says he never expected his posts to get so much attention. They were so popular he decided to keep them going, dedicating a separate Tumblr page to his observations, Tales From the Checkout Line.