Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Overheard in Target:

Bobbi and I were crawling the aisles at Target last night, and she had placed a couple of smaller items in the little child seat area of the cart. I noticed that there was a little flap that could be raised to prevent these things from sliding out the aperture normally used for the toddler's legs, towards which her sundries were sliding.
Me: "Hey, your stuff there is sliding. There's a little flap you can put up to keep stuff from sliding out the... the..." [I gestured dumbly, fumbling for the technical term] "...stuff from sliding out the baby holes!"
There was a pause as she shot me an appalled look and I realized the exact combination of words I had used, before I collapsed into the most helpless, shrieking giggling fit I've experienced in public since the first time I saw a can of this on the shelf at Marsh.
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15 comments:

Strings said...

"Baby holes"?????

Oh. Oh my!

Roberta X said...

You were not the only giggler.

And let's face it -- any trip to Target, or, more so, W@lM@rt, is rife with encounters with that which has slid out....

Joseph said...

Holes?

You might want to consult a doctor about that...

Anonymous said...

FWIW, Spotted Dick, the dish, is quite tasty. I have no knowledge of other forms of SD.

Chris

Joanna said...

They have an entire aisle of products for just that purpose ...

/I regret nothing

Jac said...

I was doing okay with this post; I felt an appropriate amount of amusement at the "stuff sliding out the baby holes". And then I learned that Heinz makes microwavable Spotted Dick. In a can...

Thanks a bunch, Tam.

treefroggy said...

Kagels will do the same thing.

IO Lotts said...

Ahem... S Weasel sets a great store by spotted dick, offering it as the prize in the dead pool. Not just any dick either, but the genuine article from the UK.

(Link is SFW despite the post title.)

Thomas said...

It would seem that abstinence would work in this case, "if you keep some strange spotted dick from slipping in your baby holes, it can't slip out later.....

Gewehr98 said...

So the important question to ask in this thread is...

Were there any Walmartian witnesses to said "baby hole" instructions?

Robert said...

Just wait until you stumble upon an entire shelf of Jamaican Cock Soup.

Matt G said...

Oh, Tamara. Now you're just bating your readers. :)

Jennifer said...

snicker
Baby Holes and spotted dick.
giggle
snort

stuart said...

Tamara

We built the British Empire on spotted dick, after eating bubble and squeak of course.

John B said...

I want to be in the state next time Tam's giggle box gets kicked over.