We all know Target is my favorite store. Love it. Found awesome deals this week. Again. And they carry Pretzel M&M's. Yummy!
I go enough that I recognize a lot of the checkers. Not that they know me from Adam. But I know who they are because I'm stalking them. Well, not really. I'm stalking the store. Weekly. Or more often.
There's the old guy with a long face. He kind of looks like he's just glad to have a job. And who isn't in this economy?
There's the funky-hairstyled Cashier Manager. He is always running around emptying hangars and putting carts away. He's always BUSY.
There's a few younger girls. There's a few Mom's that are probably happy to have a part-time job while their kids are in school.
And there's a youngish girl, tall, slender, longish hair. She looks really nice. And she is,she's the nicest cashier they have in the store. She's so friendly that she remarks every single time I come through her lane about my resemblance to Jamie Lee Curtis. Once I came through twice in a short period of time, like within the same week, and she told me both times!
I've gotten to the point where I avoid her line. I don't want to be the one to tell her that she tells me this all the time. But I don't want to be there the time she tells me about my resemblance and then it hits her she's told me this before because then she'll be embarrassed and I'll be embarrassed for obviously letting her tell me so many times. So, in the meantime I usually avoid her lane.
But the other day I accidentally ended up in her lane. It was okay because it had been months so I wasn't worried. And I was having a down day, maybe she would give me a little boost for my self confidence.
We got through the whole transaction and I was beginning to think she wasn't going to say anything this time. But just as I was packing up my bags she said, "Are you related to a Movie Star?" It took all my effort to not laugh.
"No, why do you ask?" Even though I've been getting the Jamie Lee thing for over 20 years now I keep thinking maybe it will be something different this time. I may not see the resemblance but I hear it a lot. Although I'm not that skinny. And I don't have short spiky hair. And I don't eat Activia. And I haven't been in any horror movies, much less watch them. And I haven't been on Saturday Night Live. And...never mind.
"Well, you kind of look like Jamie Lee Curtis. You sure you're not related?" Hahahaha! I think I'd know by now.
"No, but thanks. I'll take it as a compliment."
"Oh, it is!" And that is how our conversations usually go. Poor people behind me are probably thinking "Shut up and Leave already!" But you know, when you're 40 you've got to take the compliments as they come cuz they're much further apart than 20 years ago. And if someone thinks you look like a Movie Star you just have to run with it!