Thursday, October 16, 2008

target addicts anonymous.

I'm starting a new group. We'll meet on Saturday mornings, on the way to church, anytime we get the urge to buy a new colorful bag or trendy shirt and on lunch breaks. We are guilty of intending to buy one thing but leaving with several, stopping in more than once a day, and shopping on the way to a party to buy an outfit to wear.

How does the addiction form exactly? Is it the lighting along the enticing spread of cosmetics and lotions and shampoos? Even the doggie aisle, I find myself drawn to see what new chew toys, costumes, or leashes are displayed... leashes I don't need. The linens department is especially tantalizing. All the colors and trendy hip ambience, the stripes, the patterns, and the endcaps with sweetly packaged washclothes on sale... washclothes I don't need. I think my heart does an extra pitter patter at the sight of the small red rectangular sticker revealing what once was $24.98 but is now $4.98. Oh mylanta. And how on earth are they able to package chips and nuts making them look gourmet? And so cheap? Well, dangit we HAVE to buy them now!

And gone is the day when someone asked where you got that hot clutch and your response was "Mmmm shmer shmer..." because now, our beloved "Tar-jzaaay" has marketed their goods, OUR lifestyle, with outstanding tv commercials and designers clothes made for less. I love it. Brilliant. Now I'm saying "Baby, I got this shirt at Target! And it was on SALE!"

My name is Liz, and I'm a Target Addict.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your not alone. Sometimes I just randomly feel the urge to go to Target and look for stuff even when I don't need anything. I don't even care if its 9:45pm and they close at 10:00pm. I still go to get my "fix".

Yannochka said...

I too have an addiction to Target.
Today I went in to get some post its, high lighters and a cheap shower liner, should have cost no more than $10 bucks!.... left after spending nearly $50! Made mistake of going to bed/bath section, bought new yummie flannel sheets and a throw pillow with a cute moose on it! { but in my defense, they were on sale }
And I had to talk myself out of buying a UT Longhorn throw pillow, UT Longhorn rug, and a movie!

I feel ya-

RR Mama said...

Where do I sign up? I am always in Target and I never get just what is on my list.

Jennifer said...

I am so there too! I am going through withdrawls though because MY Target's roof collapsed or something during Ike.

Cindy Seay said...

My name is Cindy and I, too, am a Target addict. It just makes me feel warm and comforted to think about stopping there before or after work. It was my last stop tonight before coming home:)

stacey said...

My name is Stacey and I am a Target addict.

Mary said...

I'm totally a Target Addict!! I think every purse I own is from there. And the shoes. Why oh why did they have to start carrying size 11 in all those adorable styles? I don't think I've ever left Target without a pair of shoes.

James ~n~ Amber said...

Hello Liz....my name is Amber, I to am a Target addict. Its so bad that on my birthday, my husband, daughter and I loaded up and headed to Target because I just HAD to go....Halfway there, I looked at my husband and said "I have no earthly idea why I even wanted to go to Target"...pretty sad...somehow we ended up at a Kingwood pet store and came home with 2 rescue kittens. I'm seeing a pattern here of senseless buying !!!

kelly said...

i understand and relate to every last word of this post. i am a fellow target addict.

AMber said...

Iknow thats right, I am so addicted to Target me and my husband both

Andrea Himmelsehr said...

The best thing that came out of my husband's unemployment several years ago was the breaking of my Target addiction. I simply could not go there anymore. I have ventured in a few times since money has not been soooo tight, but I am much better about impulse buys (I don't even go to the grocery side of the store!)