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10/8/11

Target = Murlocs to me

Target.  Such an awesome store, even Michelle Obama shops there incognito.  

At one point in our lives, both my girl and I were cashiers at this fine red establishment.  Times we'd rather forget, but it's a part of who we are.  For me, it was over 10 years ago.  For her, it was about 2.

During her time (and still active now), the cashiers get to play a little game on their cash registers.  They get rated by the speed of their transaction, and either get a G for 'Green' or a R for 'Red.'   Greens are good, and you're supposed to have a certain percentage of G's by the end of the day...

...or it gets the hose again...

This is how the screen looks.  You've probably seen it...
Well, my girl and I were shopping at Target not too long ago, and went to check out.  I like to peek at this screen from time to time, and if the cashier is an ass, make them get an R.  After all, if you piss my off, I should be able to fuck up your stats, right?

Well, this guy didn't need my help.  At the end of the transaction he got a G from us, but his screen read:

RGRRGRGRGGGRGR

Now say that aloud...  I'll wait....

THIS is what I had in my head for the rest of the evening.  If you know what it sounds like know, you'll see why this is funny to me.

It sounds... like a murloc.

If you're not one of the 14 million who have played World of Warcraft, a murloc is an annoying little monster that tries to kill you.  Its warcry is "GRRRGRMRRRGRMRGRRRMRRR!" which is very similar to that dude's Target score.

I haven't played WoW in about 2ish years, but I laughed at this.  I gurgled and mrrgled to my gf's chagrin (she's a former player too) and all she could do is roll her eyes.

I wanted to go back into the store, take this guy out, and see if he dropped any phat loot.  But I didn't want to get arrested...

For those WoWheads out there, I'll leave you with this song.  Have a great weekend!   GRRRGRMRRRGRMRGRRRMRRR!


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18 witty retorts:

Shutterbug said...

We are finally going to get Target in Canada! Don't you just love how Americans like to take over Canada? ;)

Pickleope said...

It's either that WOW character battle cry or a Polish last name (it's not culturally insensitive, they hate vowels).
I like Target, it just bums me out that the owners support anti-gay movements.
Off to try and say grrrgrgrrrgrgrr...by gargling sand.

According to Jewels said...

I was lost on the World of Warcraft and that murloc but playing "games" at work is always fun...um kinda.

I love Target...was just shopping there yesterday. They are pretty hard to avoid when every corner has one.

Bart said...

true she does look like hewitt, thats why i saved the pic. and whats up with this canadian chick and talking about canada and not mentioning hockey... something is wrong with that citizen :P

Zombie said...

Funny enough I used to work at Target as well. My stats were all R's lol.

D4 said...

That's an interesting way to work.. The murloc thing though. Yeah. I was offered WoW for free and I turned it down, said I'd rather do other things with my life, like live it and stuff. AND I MEAN NO OFFENSE! I just get easily addicted. Real easily.

hed said...

I haven't commented on your blog in months (sorry and love yooooo!), but when I read "Murloc" in the title I was so excited! Yes, I am a nerd.

hed

Technosauce said...

Murlocos tacos. Get them now.

Smart Ass Sara said...

OK, I kind of want to work at Target just to play this game. That's kind of sad.

Lost.in.Idaho said...

ROMG it's Hed!

Astronomy Pirate said...

As a current night stocker, I will eat your brainssssss.

Thank, Q said...

Dude, that sound will be in my head for weeks! LOL! The video was actually pretty cool. I've never played WoW, but I hear that it's immersive.

Electric Addict said...

murloc cashiers invading rgrgrgrgrgr

Vapid Vixen said...

I've been in WOW recovery for about 5 years now and this post just made me salivate. I miss that effing game. And now I hate you. Just a little.

JayJay said...

I only played WoW for a couple of months then I knew I had to step away - too addictive but that song was pretty cool.

Don't have Target in NZ but last time I was in the States I managed to get a decent pair of shoes from there.

Vinny C said...

Now all I can think of is how the baby murlocs sound. If you haven't heard one, think adult murloc battle cries, only in a cute child's voice. I never get tired of it.

Random Girl said...

Target has been, and always will be my "Happy Place". I should have my own parking spot. Now I'm going to pay attention to the G/R ratings and those who don't thrill me will be getting an R because I will be the slowest, customer..ever!!

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