I , like most twenty-somethings
o.k. fine, the latter end of thirty-somethings love, love, love us some Target. However, I have had my heart broken. I used to think that Target was "all that". They gave us presents on Black Friday. They give my kids cookies from the bakery for free when I go shopping.
What, what's that you say, you can't have a cookie today. Yes, it's true. I took my daughter shopping with me the other day to my local "Super Target" promising her a cookie while I shopped. I walked up to the bakery counter, stood patiently, and waited. "Can I help you?", said the bakery worker. "Yes, could my daughter please have a cookie?". "No, we don't do that anymore". "What!, Really!, when did that start"? "January 1, 2008." "Oh, well, thanks anyway."
At the same time my daughter burst into tears, as I had been assuring her through all our other errands that a cookie at Target was in her sights as long as she behaved. Who knew I was wrong.
It is a very sad day indeed. I figure that every cookie they give out costs them a maximum of six cents and since it is a well documented phenomenon that no mother worth her salt can leave Target without spending at least $100.00 per visit, I would say Target is making out like a bandit on the deal, so what gives?
It, my love affair with Target that is, has always been, at least I thought, a mutually fulfilling relationship. I was so unprepared for it becoming an unrequited love, and so was my daughter. What's a girl to do?