The other night I vowed to make a quick stop at Target to pick up one thing and came out 2 hours later with a receipt for the amount of ¼ of my rent and plans for a whole new upgraded life (made possible by my bevy of purchases)…. Walking out of that store, I felt thinner (because of my new workout clothes... and new intentions), more sophisticated (with my upgraded home accessories), cooler (with my new 'drobe), hotter (with my collection of beauty products), more knowledgeable (by way of a handful of gossip mags) and like a better person (with my new gift wrap and stationery, allowing me keep up with my p̶e̶n̶ ̶p̶a̶l̶s̶ friends by penning them letters and writing thank you notes – #necessary...obvi)… And then woke up the next morning and put 80% of what I’d purchased in a pile to return back to Target.
In light of the recent Target scandal, I’ve changed my behavior towards/at Target:
A: A lot
C: Not at all
Oops. The reality is, there is probably very little that will stop me from seeing everything in Target with rose (or perhaps we should say “Target red”) colored glasses on. I am INCAPABLE of being objective about pricing if I’m within the Target store/brainwash zone and if it weren't for Target’s return policy and my trusty friend named, “Buyer’s Remorse,” I would be sleeping in an alley next to my [Target] shopping cart by now.
But I'm not quite ready to get off this fun train of disillusion just yet, so I’ve decided that if I’m not allowing myself to keep most of my purchases (since I most likely wouldn’t have done any other than just stare at them and pretend that having “things” changes the way you feel… or who you are (umm… I never thought that)), then I can at least showcase them on here. That way, I can still stare at them.. just with a thin layer of monitor screen (and just a few more dolla' bills than I can afford) separating me from them. A perfect solution, if you ask me.
So here, have a looksee at what Target’s currently tantalizing me with (I'm keeping it just to home products because otherwise.. well, I just can't):