Subject 1 contacts Subject 2 for a Saturday afternoon excursion to local Target.

Subject 2 quickly agrees and wipes drool from face.

Subject 1 and 2 enjoy Starbucks pit stop to fortify themselves prior to entering said Target. 

Subject 1 attempts to hog radio station selection.  Subject 2 quickly asserts herself and after brief scuffle during which Subject 1 almost runs into a pole, both subjects come to an agreement on Lady Gaga tune.

Subject 1 thinks she is Lady Gaga.  Subject 2 is disgusted.

Subjects arrive at destination and enter through automatic doors.  Large red cart is located and retreived.

Subject 1 begins to make her way towards lingerie section.

Subject 2 follows suit but makes detour to pick up some family necessities.

Subject 2 tries not to stare at Subject 1’s underwear choice, which is clearly slutty and inappropriate.

Subject 1 heads to makeup and self-care aisle.

Subject 2 heads to pullupswipescheeseitsyogurtfruitsnacktylenollunchablelaundrydetergent aisle.

Subjects reconvene at check-out.

Please refer to Exhibit A

Subject 1’s purchases.
Clearly Subject 1 enjoyed her shopping experience
Please refer to Exhibit B.
Subject 2’s purchases. 
Subject 2 was obviously annoyed during her shopping experience, but tried hard to put on a brave face.
Subject 1 and 2 depart from Target.
Subject 1 feels fulfilled and energized.
Subject 2 feels like she belongs in Walmart.
Subject 1 is perky and perfect.
Subject 2 wants to kick her ass.
Study shows obvious inequality in staged shopping trip between a single, sexy, she-devil, and her shorter,  more domesticated, granny-panty-wearing sibling.
Subject 2 shops alone.  Or via internet.
Subject 1 can suck it.
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9 Replies to “Inequality in Shopping: A Case Study”

  1. is it about the panties, cause i havent worn them yet so if you play your cards right, they might end up in your stocking this year…I love you =) lets go to nordstrom next time and see what happens there.

  2. You know you're a grown up when….

    *Fun Halloween Dish towel purchase excites you more than a case of beer.

    *A sale on detergent leaves you more satisfied than a Duke's breakfast burrito.

    *Your G-String is replaced by a better "G" style. It's called Granny panties. HEY! They are comfortable!

    *You ENJOY shopping….at Target.

    I am not a mom yet but I feel ya Jo!

  3. Hahaha!!!! Those undies are cute but they look uncomfortable. I think that probably makes me fall into the Subject 2 category, huh? 😉

  4. OMG. This is EXACTLY what it is like when I go shopping with my sister who is 8 years younger than me! Hilarious!

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