This entry just barely has to do with anything fitness related, but you may find it humorous. Or helpful, depending on how often you wash your hair…
I was at Target yesterday picking some things up and was looking for a specific product that I’ve only seen sold in another store. It’s a “dry shampoo” I sometimes use right after I workout to salvage a hair-do if I have to immediately run off to a meeting or do a presentation. Instead of having to wash, dry and straighten my hair I spray this little gift from heaven on my roots, brush it through and am good to go. Basically, it takes me from looking like a drowned rat or a grease monkey to presentable.
My daughter and I are looking EVERYWHERE in the shampoo and hairstyling isle but can’t find it. We find a guy in a read shirt and as I open my mouth to ask him if they carry this product, I realize the absurdity of what is going to come out of my mouth, but it’s too late to stop.
Me: “Excuse me, do you know if you carry Psssssst?”
Him: (Trying to keep a straight face, but not doing a very good job) “I’m sorry, what?”
Me: “Do you guys carry Psssssst?”
Me: “Yeah, Psssssst. I know it sounds ridiculous, but there really is a product called Psssssst. It’s a dry shampoo.”
Him: “A what?”
Me: “A dry shampoo.” (Now he thinks I’m crazy)
Him: (Looking very confused) “Is it like a powder or something?”
Me: “No, it’s a spray in a can.”
Him: “Let me check.” (He pulls out his little GPS/tracking unit thingy and starts typing)
Him: “Is that with 3 S’s?”
Me: “I have no idea, but that sounds good to me.”
Him: “Is it hyphenated?”
My daughter: “What’s ‘hyphens’?”
Me: “No, I don’t think so.”
Him: “What’s this stuff for?”
Me: (Realizing I’m about to make myself sound even worse, but am going to have to come clean – excuse the pun) “It’s something you spray on your hair when it’s greasy and you’re too lazy to wash it.”
Him: (Again, trying not to laugh – or was that a look of trying not to be disgusted?) “Oh.”
Him: (With a smirk) “I don’t show that we carry Psssssst.”
Me: “Okay. Thanks for checking.”
Do you think the makers of Psssssst had this exact situation in mind when naming the product? If they did, I think it’s diabolical and I love it. Thanks for the humiliation.
Too bad stores no longer page on the loud speakers – you know, like “Price check, aisle four.” It would have been hilarious to make the guy announce throughout SuperTarget: “Psssssst. I need help finding Psssssst in aisle C12.”
And just incase you’re wondering, Psssssst has 6 S’s, no hyphens….