Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Target Girl

Is it just me, or can a trip to Target make everything right with the world?

No matter what you say, a trip to Wal-Mart or the grocery store just doesn't do the trick. Call me a discount store snob. I don't care because I am. Target is the only one for me.

The clutter-free aisles and brightly lit store help make my shopping experience a pleasureable one. When I enter the store, I always have a list, but because Target is so terrific, I know that I will come out of the store with one very self-absorbed item...maybe new lipstick, a smart belt, an aromatic pear flavored candle, or a hazelnut skim latte to go. Everything is better at Target. The gift bags are cuter. The greeting cards are more clever. The aisles are wider. And the have shopping baskets! Have you ever noticed that Wal-Mart does not have shopping baskets, only carts. They think they can fool me, but I am not the average shopper. Some nice, elderly lady who very kindly greeted me at Wal-Mart told me that they don't have them because they hope you'll buy more with the obtrusive wheeled cart. What they don't realize is that I might also knock down their rude toilet paper display that is directly in the center of the aisle because I have been forced to drive the cart. I've got their number!!


Dree said...

Ah, Target. Source of all that is good and right with the world. They opened a Target Greatland near my house. It's where I go when I'm feeling down. It never fails to cheer me up, and leave me a bit lighter in the pocket(book).

And, of course, it's pronounced "Tar-jay." (So as to sound more sophisticated.)

Rhiannon said...

Jason and I have a thing where we try to get out of Target for under $100. I would say it's about 50/50 whether we accomplish that or not. I like to buy makeup, cards, gift bags, pajamas, and cute trendy clothes. Jason likes to buy rubbermaid storage containers and cleaning supplies. Weird.

Mathman said...

I've seen shopping baskets at Wal-Mart, but Target is still so much better. One thing that I like better about Target than Wal-Mart is that Target has a ceiling that is a reasonable height over my head. I don't feel like I'l walking around in a warehouse like I do when I'm at Wal-Mart.

Amanda said...

I am inspired to go to Target right now. It is the type of place where you don't need anything; but you go there and find all sorts of things you could never live without!