Conversation I had with a Target employee:
Me: Could you please tell me where I can find a Slinky.
Target Employee: A what?
Me: A Slinky
TE: What is that?
Me: It's a metal coil thingy that you play with. (Then I proceed to do the hand motions you make whilst playing with a Slinky. You know what I'm talking about.) You can throw it down stairs! It slinks!
TE: I still don't know what you're talking about. You'll have to ask someone else.