I had to run to Target to pick up some things for my weekend trip. Here are some random observations I made whilst shopping.
~ When it comes to certain things, I am the world's biggest impulse buyer. I decided that I needed to have body wash and facial cleanser in the cute little "travel size," so that I don't have to trouble myself with carrying the full size that I already own. I also felt the need to buy pina colada flavored gum. Why? Because it was in the checkout aisle.
~ On the other hand, when it comes to anything that costs more than $3, I become a complete spaz, weighing the pros and cons until I finally decide not to buy it after all. Case in point - I picked up 4 different CDs that I want, and put them all back. Wandered to the book aisle where I did the exact same thing. Ditto for a pair of chandelier earrings (a measly $5.99).
~ It is extremely difficult to shop in Target and NOT buy things for the classroom.
~ When one is not teaching, children become a terrible nuisance. Especially the snotty, bratty, whiny ones who touch everything, block the aisle, and throw tantrums when told they can't have another Bratz doll. And their parents aren't much better. See Sara's post for similar stories.
~ I am a very passive shopper. If someone is blocking the aisle, I would rather back my cart out and go around the next aisle than say "Excuse me."
~ No one makes sandals in wide widths. I've checked everywhere, and Target was my last hope.
~ It is physically impossible to go to Target and spend less than $50. This is scientific fact. I've conducted several experiments.