This was last year over the summer, not recently. I went into my local Target after work. I was wearing my typical office work outfit. Black short sleeve blouse, black pencil skirt and black tights.
At first I was just browsing the women’s department aisle. I didn’t need a cart because I was only there for a charger but ya know Target sucks you in. until I heard an “excuse me miss?” I look over my shoulder to make sure I’m not in anyone’s personal space (I wasn’t) and noticed a lady I definitely didn’t know waving in my direction and then back towards the rack she was at. I figured she was calling an employee and ignored her.
I continue walking and turn the corner passing the men’s clothing. And I hear “Ma’am!” Same lady but this time I don’t turn around. In my mind I’m like, I don’t SEE anyone else and I feel like she’s talking to me. But I know I didn’t drop anything because I have my phone, card, and keys. I just start walking faster until I get to electronics, dipping into the phone case wall.
As I get to the end of the aisle the lady appears pissed off. I realize she’s definitely talking to me. She throws her arms up and goes “ didn’t you hear me calling you? I called you several times. I need help in ready to wear, where you just were. The nerve!” She was literally scolding me.
My turn to get annoyed. I respond “Are you effing kidding me? I don’t work here”
She looks at me like I’m lying. So I go “I’m legit wearing all black and the employees wear red and khaki. Seriously”
She goes “well how am I to find what I’m looking for then?” Still expecting me to help her! I just walked away because she definitely was not getting it. She made a comment about the employees being rude to her (referring to me.)
I never found out if she got the help she needed. Lol the funny thing is, I got mistaken for a Target employee on several occasions after that. I don’t know why or how.