You may have been surprised when photos of Michelle Obama shopping at Target recently surfaced. Apparently, so was Al Roker of The Today Show. When he had the opportunity to sit down with the First Lady yesterday morning, he asked her about her trip to the mega-retailer.
"They're looking right through you; they don't know it's me. People realize and it's amazing how people don't recognize you; they don't expect to see me at Starbucks or at Chipotle" she explained, "I actually took Bo to Petco and the cashier asked me, 'Oh, what kind of dog is that?' I said, 'a Portuguese water dog.' He didn't recognize us because he didn't expect that we would be in Petco." (Something tells me that Starbucks, Chipotle and Petco are suddenly going to be much more popular.)
These shopping trips are important for the Obamas as a family, "It helps to keep our lives normal." That's for sure.