Monday, October 13, 2008

Why 100?

Can somebody please tell me why you can't get out of Target for less than a hundred dollars? I don't get it. I go in with three things on my list, light bulbs (to finally switch after a year of a dark fixture, I'm lazy), sink dish detergent and dog chewy bones. That was all I really needed. I was in a hurry too. I wanted to get in and get out of there. It just doesn't work that way in Target. This is a play by play (are you guys really bored? I'm sure you've been here before, it's like memory lane right?). So I get the detergent and I pass by the book section, this takes time and money. I just finished a book I like, recommended by Lula, called The Hunger Games. It was good but it's over. So I went to the library, I took out 7 books, read none and just got a late notice for the one misplaced one, damn. Buying books turns out to be cheaper. So anyway, I get a book. Then I am walking past the food section and remember this pasta and chicken dinner in a bag that Lisa made the other night that Saige loved. I end up with three of those dinners, a pizza, some saran wrap and 6 packs of gum. From there I move to the Halloween section, candy corn (Marc's crack). Light bulbs, lots of those. A selection of dog bones. Don't forget a really cute black knit dress (that coincidentally I found out later that Lisa bought too) and the Time magazine issue on your body. When you total it all up I'm looking at $102 and some change. Go figure.

8 comments:

Kathy S. said...

Amen. You are preaching to the choir on this one.

Christy said...

Yes! I do that at Target and the grocery store (even if I'm only going on to buy milk!) I don't like it and...I don't like it!

Tiffany said...

Target has me totally reeled in. Especially with the books.
Glad you liked the Hunger Games! I couldn't put it down!

Lula! said...

Kat from Sunshine & Lemonade went to Target on Saturday and spent $37! THIRTY SEVEN DOLLARS. That is a total record.

True admission time...because I live 45 minutes from the nearest Target I only go there twice a month. And I spend minimum $200 every time. Oh, who am I kidding? $300. At least.

Glad you liked The Hunger Games! I loved it.

Simple Answer said...

This is too funny. We don't call Target, Target. We call it the $100 Store. That is nearly always our title.

The librarian in me is crying a little. Just on the inside.

Meredith said...

ALWAYS $100 or more at Target - ALWAYS. How funny you've noticed...this has been my beef with Target for years - 'can't get out for less than $100!'

My Target has food now...dangerous. And it's great food. Archer Farms rocks.

Meredith said...

Once I spent $750. Not any big purchases - just a big fat grocery cart full of crap. SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS - insane.

MarkNYC said...

There's no Target in NY. I'm not sure if I've ever even been to a Target. Maybe once. No matter, in NY most stores take you for at least $100 per trip. It's ridiculous.