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