Target sells one hell of a tooth brush
July 17, 2000 11:43 AM   Subscribe

Target sells one hell of a tooth brush
posted by dilok (13 comments total)
I'm assuming that the price reflects that the toothbrush purchased was similar to this.
posted by briandame at 12:15 PM on July 17, 2000

When I was a kid I worked in a grocery store. Now, this particular store had a chese shop and a seafood shoppe. I still haven't figured out why 'shop' is spelled 'shoppe' when a little smelt gets involved, but that is neither here nor there.
We- OK, I used to weigh a several gallons of milk in the seafood shoppe @ $99/lb. and surgically extract the barcode from the resulting label. For those of you not in-the-know about dairy weights, milk weighs about 9lbs./gallon. It wasn't too difficult to crank out $3000 barcodes.
The phoney barcode was then placed precisely over the actual barcode on the label of an unsuspecting package of pepperoni sticks in the dairy shop. The pep sticks in question normally sell for a few bucks a pound and make a great addition to any small gathering- so I've been told.
Can you imagine the look on the face of the hapless peperoni-eater when his grocery order rang up at the price of a well used 1983 Honda Civic? Gosh, I miss have those days.
I certainly hope there was mischief involved here...
posted by internook at 1:45 PM on July 17, 2000

Those sonicare toothbrushes are awesome! Although I don't use mine anymore because I'm lazy. But they work great! Yes, I got it at Target, but I must have gotten a cheaper model.

Anyway, I highly recommend the Sonicare. If you have receding gums, it works great on that, but even if you don't, your mouth will feel (and be) much much cleaner!
posted by daveadams at 1:51 PM on July 17, 2000

One would think that manual brushing would require more motion and effort. Just a thought.
posted by internook at 2:15 PM on July 17, 2000

You'd think so wouldn't you? But all the logic and reason in the world won't sway me. It's still easier overall to brush with a plain old toothbrush.
posted by daveadams at 2:35 PM on July 17, 2000

Are your gums receeding? You'd think that would make your teeth appear unusually large and scarey (especially to small children).
posted by internook at 2:51 PM on July 17, 2000

I think it was an error on the barcode, because I just bought a standard Oral B.
posted by dilok at 2:57 PM on July 17, 2000

I knew it! Something sinister is afoot at your local Target.
posted by internook at 3:29 PM on July 17, 2000

Maybe, but I know for sure that strange things are afoot at the Circle K.
posted by endquote at 6:31 PM on July 17, 2000

I'm feeling a bit open today.
Price capers aren't all we used to do at that little grocery store. Have you ever punched a bag or carrots or a carton of eggs? I have.
I'm convinced that a small grocery store is an axis mundi or sorts- it channels evil. Occasionally the fabric is torn and something chaotic (like our toothbrush dilema) happens.
I have never seen this from a major chain like Target. It is a sign full of portent. Quite frankly it scares the hell out of me.

posted by internook at 6:23 AM on July 18, 2000

Are your gums receeding? You'd think that would make your teeth appear unusually large and scarey (especially to small children).

No, my gums aren't receding. My wife's were, which is why we bought the toothbrush. My teeth do appear unusually large and scary, but I think they really are.
posted by daveadams at 7:18 AM on July 18, 2000

Was the toothbrush you wife's idea, or yours? Why one Earth were her gums receeding? Did it help her gums? Was the dentist impressed during her next visit? Did you share the electric toothbrush?
You would think that gums receed to get away from some especially nasty teeth.
posted by internook at 11:59 AM on July 18, 2000

This has to be the most disgusting example of topic drift I've seen yet.

posted by baylink at 3:56 PM on July 18, 2000

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