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If you went to Target this past Father's Day weekend, you may have been subject to some unusually long checkout lines and a sea of abandoned carts.

The reason?

A nation-wide systems outage on Saturday that left cash registers down for two hours, as well as an unrelated issue with credit card readers not working in some stores on Sunday.


Let's just say that Target customers were none too pleased.


Target assured customers that the outage was an "internal technology issue" and was not not related to security. Wary Target customers may have had flashbacks to late 2013, when Target was the victim of a security breach in which the data of an estimated 40 million credit and debit cards were stolen.

In a statement to CNBC following the weekend's troubles, a Target spokesperson said:

"We know many guests had a frustrating shopping experience in our stores this weekend. For that, we are truly sorry. We never want to disappoint any guests and we're working tirelessly to ensure these issues don't happen again."

While irritating for many, some people were able to find the humor in the situation as the hashtag #targetdown began to trend.





Those poor Target employees...





Walmart, a main competitor of Target, was a popular punchline.




And of course everyone's favorite unofficial Target mascot made an appearance.


But, if you're like a lot of Target shoppers who go into the store for shampoo and end up with a cart worth your entire paycheck, it was probably a blessing in disguise.






As of Monday the issues have been resolved, according to Target.

So you can now go about your regularly-schedule business of buying a bunch of stuff you don't need.

And hey, maybe you can finally get dad that Father's Day card for a heavy discount!


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