Monday, October 12, 2009

My Problem With The Store Target

I have a MAJOR problem with the store Target. This problem has been going on for a long, long time and it doesn't seem to be getting any better.

My problem with Target is that I have no problem with Target.

This is the most severe problem of them all.

There is a Target about 2 miles from my house, which is much, much too close as I can practically hear it calling my name when I am bored on a Saturday afternoon.

It is always clean. Items are always in stock. The employees are always friendly and willing to help. I have actually done price comparisons on a variety of general household items and the Target price almost always wins. NO good can come of this.

For those of you who do not live in The United States, Target is a store that basically has everything you could need, and then some. In addition to the basics like toilet bowl cleaner, mascara and wrapping paper - they have clothing, shoes, home decor, small appliances, food, jewelry, a pharmacy, etc, etc.

"Oh look, a doormat shaped like a pumpkin," I say.

"Ugh," says my wallet.

"Oh shut your pie hole wallet, you little reclusive freak, and do as you're told," I reply.

Don't EVEN get me started on the current Halloween section they have going on. It is a thing of beauty. Due to my new-found sense of financial restraint that has been struck upon me by the hand of something that I like to call "being an adult" (which is code for immigration fees and getting married), I was able to walk out of there this weekend with only a few items in tow, but it wasn't easy people.

Oh yes, Target. I do love you. But I hate you - in the same way that I hate ice cream and US Weekly magazine. It is a hate based on a deep, deep love. I know that makes no sense, but something tells me that many of you will understand - I cannot be the only one with this problem...please tell me I'm not the only one...


  1. Absolutely not!! I love going to Target (pronounced tar-jay, with a french accent) because they have great quality for the price... the problem is that it takes an amazing amount of will power to walk out of there spending less than $100! Although, I usually end up with several clothing/accessory items, everything you can think of for the bathroom, plus a gift, card, & wrapping for the latest birthday coming up...

  2. do you know how you can shut your wallet up? BUY your wallet from Target. that's what i did, so when i want to spend money there it's like GO FOR IT and spits my credit card out at me.

  3. You are NOT the only one... I have that same exact problem. Now amplify that by throwing two hoodlums in the mix and you've got a recipe for an empty wallet.

    Target is my favorite place. I could spend several hours there, just looking at everything. You know you have problems when you are even willing to browse the adorable things in the pet aisles and you don't even own pets...

  4. Oh and I like your cute new photo! AND that letter below... I have written a very similar one, but mine was more along the lines of "I'm gonna kill you flying freaks!"

  5. OHHHH man Target is the new Crack I'm tellin ya! I have the same addiction I considered breaking up with target but i just couldnt go through with it...

  6. My wallet and I get in regular arguments over Target. As do my credit card statement and I. You are not alone.

  7. Yeah, Target rocks. You are not alone!!!

  8. This is why we can NEVER EVER go to Target together ever again. I remember when we'd go in college when we were BROKE, oh god, could you imagine the damage if you had someone like me justifying every pumpkin doormat with you? I know we just had this conversation on Sunday, and I'm so glad we were too tired to go that day. SO GLAD.

  9. woe to the target lovers...
    its true, I am equally addicted. I love target. You are so dang funny today girl sheesh...I nearly peed my pants....or as my son says pantses.

  10. my addiction to target has left me to find that if i go early in the morning, i can return again in the evening. {a new shift of workers}

  11. You are def. not alone! Oh Target, How do I love thee? Wayyy to frickin much. I can't go in there without 3 hours and 300 dollars to spend. They have designed that store so that your trapped. You run in for a can of soup, but then you have to pass by the dvds, then the clothes, then the accessories, then the shoes. And you walk out with a new IPOD and dresser.


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