Humiliation by Psssssst

messages Feb 24, 2009

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....

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