I love Target. Always have. It's the best store ever. There are days when every single thing I wear, with the exception of my glasses, is from Target. In fact, if they sold Nikes and Vanity Fair underwear, I might never have to enter another store. If our Target sold groceries, I'd been in Heaven.
When I moved back here 3 years ago, there was no Target. I was horrified. Worried. Ill. See, I won't shop at WalMart (aka 'The Evil Empire'). Ever. What to do?! But things got better when I found out that 1) a new Target was being built in town, and 2) there was indeed a store not TOO far away (OK, yeah, it was about 40 minutes from me, over a mountain... but desperate times and all). Anyway, the new Target finally opened and all was right with the world again.
However... I might have to stop shopping there. I've discovered (and by 'discovered', I mean 'am pulling this out my butt but it makes sense... to me') that Target is doing something very sneaky and underhanded. They are playing subliminal messages through their Muzak. It's true. I know it is. And the messages sound something like this... "Spend at least $100"... "Do not check out until you have $100 worth of stuff in your cart". And here's how I know these subliminal messages are not in my head. Every time I go into Target, no matter what I go for, I spend $100. Yesterday I went in for dog food. $100. Two weeks ago, dental floss. $100. Sunscreen. $100. Socks. $100. See where I'm going with this? It is not me. I have more willpower this this. Worse, I have less money than this. It's not me. But still, $100. Every damned visit.
I'm going to prove it. Mark my word. And then I'm going to sue Target. I'm going to sue them for the $389,563.72 I've spent in there (well, that amount actually includes overdraft fees, but still). I am. Mark my word.