Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Target got me again

It all started because of an egg crate mattress pad. Boy # 1 is going to overnight camp this summer and I wanted to get him a foam mattress pad to put on top of his flimsy little cot mattress. You know, so he'd be more comfortable. Like a 12 year old boy actually cares about stuff like that. Like the foamy egg crate mattress pad is actually going to come out of its wrapping. So I went to one of my favorite stores, Target, for the mattress pad, and a few other things. Well, $250 later, I am back at home, wondering what the hell just happened. I did get a few cleaning supplies, and a really cute workout outfit that I didn't try on--of which at least one piece will probably not be quite right, necessitating another trip to return--and probably make a few more purchases--and the cycle continues.

The masterminds at Target are brilliant, I must admit. Everything there is displayed so nicely. They always have something cute and new and colorful. You will for sure find something there that you never even knew existed yet you realize you need it desperately. Little colorful cubes of dishwashing detergent or cute straw dispensers that would look great on that table in your backyard that you've never served dinner on but probably would if you had a new set of brightly colored plastic plates and, of course, that straw dispenser. And don't forget the red and yellow containers for ketchup and mustard. One more task for your to-do list: "Somehow transfer ketchup and mustard to red and yellow containers." Yeah, right.

But Target and I have such a good relationship that I don't even feel guilty about today. I know we're meant to be together. We have a lot in common. We both like the same things. We've been down this road before, Target and I. I go there, spend a lot, do the drive of shame home, and enjoy my purchases. Then we take a little break from each other. And then, soon, before I even realize it, I'm back ready to do it all over again.

5 comments:

Ana M said...

My goodness, we are all so guilty of the same thing! (I wrestle with my shame at times.)

Anonymous said...

I am a shameful addict....when I drive by on 41 my car pulls in that direction. I scour each isle looking for something new and wonderful and totally unnecessary...but hey we are woman with time and money, why not!

Anonymous said...

I have the ketchup and mustard bottles in my fridge...a huge pain in the neck to fill...there is always extra left over in the original ketchup bottle...therefore taking up two times the amount of space in the fridge...So cute...so not worth it!!! Oh well!......

Martwork said...

I did not buy the ketchup and mustard containers. Somehow, something deep inside me warned me not to. And I actually listened. But last year I did buy the brightly colored plastic plates. Soon, the straw dispenser....

Anonymous said...

You know I don't like clutter. So I usually don't give up to unnecessary purchases like plastic plates or straw dispensers. However, when they go on sale, I can't be responsible for what I might do. All I can say is enjoy and when your done with them rid them.