Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Me and The Bulls Eye Boutique

Dear Target,

I have a hate/love relationship with you.  Yes, hate/love and not love/hate.  I hate that I love you.  I hate that you cast a magical spell over me every time I pull into your parking lot and walk through your automatic doors.

Why is it that you will not allow me to walk out to my car without spending at least $100?  I may be running in for a loaf of bread or can of infant formula, but I am sure to walk out with much, much more every single time.  You continuously mock me having the clothing section right by the checkout.  You know that I cannot resist another tank top for $9 because you can never have enough tanks.  And those $1 bins are like crack to my kids and me.  Shame on you for supplying such a powerful drug.

I would also like to take issue with your clearance sections.  Those red clearance signs with their bright white letters call to me like sirens who crash ships.  Those signs taunt me with their bargains on misfit items that I would never look at if they weren't donning red clearance stickers showing the item is now 30% off.  Five minutes ago I didn't need a new welcome mat, waffle iron, or napkin holder, but now...because they are on clearance...they are headed for my cart.

And let's talk about the fact that you now have a huge grocery section.  I don't need to go anywhere else!  I can get my eye glasses, prescription medicines, groceries, clothes, diapers, sheets, and gardening supplies all in one store.  If you just sold gas and had a doctor's office, I don't think I would ever have to leave.

Oh, Target.  How I hate that I love you!



Sara said...

I commented on this the day you posted, but blogger ate my post. It was semi-lengthy and I didn't redo it.

Abbreviated version: I bought TWO pair of my husband's adored work shoes (he is very picky and very hard on his shoes)for--get this!--$8.40 a pair! They are normally $35.00 each! I love Target.

Annah said...

Love Target, Love Walmart too. But Jesus Christ Walmart has the worst lines ever!!!!!!!!!

Jen said...

Dude! Are you inside my head? My thoughts exactly! I LOVE this post! And I LOVE Target!

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McConnels said...

So it's been a while since you posted this but I've been meaning to comment ever since - I LOVE TARGET. At any given moment I could say "Oh, I was just at Target." and it would be true, I was there 3 times in two days this weekend, and we don't even have a Super Target with all the fresh food!! Curses! I wish we did, then I would never go anywhere else.
The only difference is I LOVE that I love it! :)