I sneaked back into Target with nobody following me this time demanding their cart back. There was no picture of me posted at the entrance and I breathed a sigh of relief. Once again I had gotten away with my pea-brained antics. Whew.
Down the aisles I went to get the items that I had forgotten previously due to the underwear incident wiping from my mind every other item I had originally arrived at the store to buy.
I needed a minor piece of patio furniture. What better time to find this stuff on sale? I’m such a smart shopper. I go to the outdoor furniture section…………and what do I find? SCHOOL SUPPLIES Are you kidding me? It’s July – too early to buy pencils and pens – I need a chair, dangit. I need a chair NOW. Where’s the garden stuff? Where’s that cool patio set you had last week? What the heck is Elmer’s Glue doing in its place? Ack Ack Major irritation attack.
I left Target in a huff (I used to leave in a Kia Sportage…).
Realizing what I truly needed to make me happy was a trip to visit all the Lucky Brand clothing over at Von Maur (one of our dept. stores) (yes Sueanne I am now a Lucky Brand girl for life – I bow to the master – you were right). I found several wonderful Lucky Brand shirts on sale and one that wasn’t (ouch $$$$) and made my way to the service counter. The very nice (all the sales people at Von Maur are fabulous – but then again it’s about 3,000 notches above Target) was standing next to the counter arranging some new items on a rack. THEY WERE TURTLENECKS – OH FOR THE LOVE OF PETE…..TURTLENECKS. It’s Julyyyyyyyy, not October. I need new Tee-Shirts – it’s hotter than the 7th ring in Dante’s Inferno out there. I made my purchase and left the store in shock (again, I usually take my Kia, blah blah blah).
Look, I understand that winter (ugh I even hate to use that word) merchandise is ordered way ahead of actual winter – but one would think the stores could at least wait until maybe late August to put it out. I was so annoyed. Turtlenecks. I had a hot flash just thinking of it.
I feel bad for the kids – it’s like they just got OUT of school only to be bombarded by school supplies and the realization that they have to go back in another month or so. Stupid Target could have waited a couple of weeks. So cruel.
And the kicker here? I found Halloween candy displayed, too. I’m just sure it’s from last year….sigh…