Michelle Obama Has Secret Shopping Trips
In the wake of her much buzzed-about trip to Target, the first lady said Wednesday that she ventures out like that all the time — it’s just that no one ever notices.
“It’s amazing how people don’t recognize me,” she told Al Roker on “Today,” explaining that “they don’t expect to see me at Starbucks or at Chipotle.” She also alluded to visiting Baskin-Robbins, and taking Bo to a Petco where “the cashier asked me, ‘What kind of dog is that?’”
“The kids aren’t paying attention,” she said. “They look right through me.”
Really? We had to check this out.
We called the Cleveland Park Petco, the chain’s store closest to the White House. Ever see the first lady? Nope. “I just transferred here,” a manager told us, “but someone would have let me know.” (Like most of the chain employees we talked to, he declined to give a name: “It’s a corporate thing.”)