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.