Rutgers Target Night: Free Swag Bag and Skin Rash

After encouraging my freshmen to attend Target Night yesterday, I ended up convincing myself to go once again. I have attended Rutgers Target Night for the past two years and each time, even if I do not buy anything, I leave with a swag bag filled with free stuff which for me, is reason enough to go.

The lines for in-store activities and to check out seemed worse this year. I only managed to wait in line for two activities before putting down the items I planned on buying and leaving Target. I played one game sponsored by Spaghettios where you had to reach into a bowl of gel balls with your eyes closed and try to pull out a bouncy ball. I tried, failed, and simultaneously got a skin rash from it.

I’m not sure¬†what was in that bowl but the skin on my right hand felt itchy afterwards and it even started to peel¬†today. o.o It’s better now, thank goodness. I just wish I actually won something to justify¬†having to deal with that.

I still remember two years ago at my first Target Night when I waited the RIDICULOUSLY long check out line only to buy a small bottle of Hand Sanitizer. I put the bottle down, watched it slide along the conveyer belt, and then the cashier looked up at me and asked, “Are you serious?”

If I could travel back in time, maybe I could have justified my simple purchase by explaining to her that that bottle of hand sanitizer COULD BE USED 2 YEARS LATER TO AVOID A TARGET NIGHT SKIN RASH AFTER SWIRLING MY HAND THROUGH A BOWL OF GOOPY SPAGHETTIO BOUNCY BALLS THAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS BEEN PUTTING THEIR HANDS IN TOO.

It’s actually pretty¬†gross. I wish I got something out of it like a gift card or a t-shirt.

But no, I only got a rash.

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