Black Friday comedy

Remember when everyone was concerned about the Target employees who had to work overnight on Thanksgiving?

Presumably none of those were the 1.2 million people who’ve watched this viral video of a couple of guys goofing on them that day. Nonetheless, it’s pretty funny. Sorry, Target people.

(h/t: Boing Boing)

  • Gregg

    This clip would be funny except that it is more proof that Target has chosen diversity over competence. It is unfortunate that many employers actively seek these applicants while ignoring applications submitted by many well informed, former professionals seeking any employment during these hard times.

  • Jim Shapiro

    Gregg – in several cultures, a face-saving lie when asked a question of fact trumps an honest “I don’t know”. That said, target ( and every other retailer) is extremely remiss in not training ALL of it’s clerks to say “I don’t know, but let me find out for you.”

    And I would guess that target’s hiring priorities are based less on diversity than the desire to avoid hiring over-qualified, well informed, former professionals, who they fear will quit at the first offer of something more lucrative/fulfilling.

  • Bismuth

    @Gregg – The clip proves nothing except that one Target has one employee who’s polite enough to humor a few strange requests, and one who just seems confused by the requests, probably because of her culture. There is no proof that these were the only people the pranksters tried this bit out on, these are just the attempts they showed.

    I’m sorry that the idea of a multinational corporation’s conspiracy against competency ruined the joke for you, because I found it absolutely hilarious!

  • Bob Collins

    I’m confused. Are you all saying that Target DOES carry a Mormon exercise ball?

  • This is NOT lucy

    I thought that these employees did a darn good job in that when asked about something they gave them the directions to the department that they would find it in.

    They did their job as far as big box goes during a high traffic day.

  • Momkat

    Laughed ’til I cried, especially when the askers would try to keep from losing it. And I thought it was ‘Mormon disco ball’.

  • Jim Shapiro

    The clerk who took initiative and said that turtle neck sweaters could be found in PETS clearly has golden parachute potential.

  • Jay Sieling

    Jim, it was “Turtle Mix”….so potentially could actually be a product in the pet department!

    I loved the whole premise of the gag. Each one writes a list for the other and they don’t look at it until they are asking the store clerks. Trying to ask for a “child’s sized shark cage” with a straight face was priceless!

  • Jim Shapiro

    Jay – I re-listened and I stand corrected. Apparently I was assuming yet another absurd response. Either that or it’s time for that hearing test.

    Eh? Speak up, wouldya sonny? What’s that you want again? Turgid Max? I think you need a doctor’s order for that.