*Lately first lady Michelle Obama has been spotted at various normal stores, frequented by regular ol’ citizens. Her latest trip was to Target Department store in Alexandria, Va (which we reported on here.).

But she admits she sneaks out as much as possible.

When she was spotted at Target on Sept. 29, she was adorning a hat and sunglasses, blending well with soccer moms and local residents quite well.

She also reveals that she took the White House dog Bo to a Petco and nearly went unrecognized. It wasn’t until the cashier read her name on the credit card her cover was blown.

“I do that more frequently than people realize,” Mrs. Obama said. “And it’s amazing how people don’t recognize you. They don’t expect to see me at Starbucks or Chipotle.”

During an interview on NBC’s “Today” show, Mrs. Obama said the trips outside the White House help her and her daughters maintain a sense of normalcy.

But don’t expect to see the first lady shopping for toilet paper or cleaning supplies anytime soon.

“We pretty much have our supplies stocked,” she said. “It’s one of the perks.”

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