Monday, November 9, 2009

Target is proof that God loves us and wants us to be shopping

Never ever go into a Target, especially a shiny new Target, with lots and lots of attractively displayed merchandise, in nice wide aisles, that seem to stretch forever, without:

a) having a list
b) will power
c) having eaten enough prior to entering Target
d) having to be anywhere else
e) all of the above

Because if you do, this:

Will start to look this like this:

And next thing you know -- and $200 later -- you will have a shopping cart full of stuff you don't need and don't even remember putting in there. Just sayin'. (Though I did put back the box of Archer Farms individually wrapped chewy chocolate chip cookies.)

Also to blame for my recent Target foray: the Giants heart-breaking last-minute loss yesterday to the San Diego Chargers (retail therapy)... my mother-in-law getting me a gift card, to Macy's (conveniently located just across the hall from Target)... and the Black Eyed Peas (curse you for coming up with such a catchy song).


amyz5 said...


Anonymous said...

If you such a sucker for Target the Kohl's is a no fly zone for you!!!

J. said...

@Anonymous: Kohl's does NOTHING for me. Ditto Walmart. Costco, however, is another matter. ;-)

Btw, I forgot to mention in the post, I was so dazed and confused that I did not notice that the checkout wench forgot to put one of my bags in my cart -- until I got home. Fortunately, the bag made its way to Customer Service, as did I, an hour later.

EMM said...

I love my forays into Target. I do try to have an idea of what I need before shopping there.

Don't think I've ever left w/out something "extra"...on a positive note, it is always something I'll use.

Never been tempted by the Target Cafeteria...

AlyssaGoodman said...

I'm with you--TARGET & COSTCO very tempting... rest not! A

larissa said...

I get that feeling
Like an Alfred Hitchcock flick
Costco and Target