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?”

Him:  “Pssssssst?”

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….