Friday, November 7, 2008

Of Toothbrushes and Gas Prices....

Yesterday I took part in a market research "shop-along" where I
met with representatives at a Target store so they could take me to the toothbrush aisle where I was to pretend I was "shopping" for toothbrushes. They were interested in what I would buy, my thought process while picking them out, why I chose the toothbrushes I did, my thoughts on the store display and why I purchased the amount of toothbrushes I did.

Okay, maybe I have a toothbrush fettish or maybe I am just parnoid I will be caught without toothbrushes but I usually buy 8-10 toothbrushes at a time. I just never know when one of the kids is going to leave their toothbrush at someone's house on a sleepover, or when they will get strep and we will need it replaced, or when a friend is over and forgot theirs or when someone will drop one in the toilet by "accident". :) So I like to keep spare toothbrushes.
After the store meeting they came to my home and interviewed me on "oral health issues". I have never had to think in so much detail about brushing, flossing and rinsing and the WHY's of what I do and WHY I think like I do! After the interview they wanted to see WHERE I do said brushing, flossing and rinsing. I showed them and they took pictures of my toothbrush stash along with my toothpaste and mouth rinses!
For my time in this interview I was paid $85 in cash and given a $40 Target gift card. I would say that it was worth exposing my toothbrush stash (pictured above)!! :)


As if my day couldn't get any better, check out the gas prices here in central Kentucky!











3 comments:

Marissa said...

How did you come to participate in that?? I would love to do things like that for money!

jayedee said...

whoa! is it too late to tell them about your friend in florida who would LOVE to participate in their study? lol

Patty said...

I am STILL jealous of your gas prices and now I have to be jealous of your toothbrush stash! ha ha Just kidding. I keep about 8 to 10 on hand but the dentist always gives us a new one each every three to six months so we rarely dip into my stash............