You think to yourself, “I’ll just run in to Target and grab some dish soap, tampons, hairspray, a bag of tortilla chips, and a birthday card for Dad. It’ll take 10 minutes, then I’ll go to my nail appointment.” (Well something like that runs through your head, does mine anyway.)You walk in the red door, under the bulls-eye. You have the best of intentions as you grab that red cart, walking directly toward the household cleaning products to get the dish soap. ~ Oh, look at those little metal buckets! Those would be perfect for small toys! ~
Once you have the soap you head towards the feminine hygiene products to find the tampons. ~That headband is so cute it would be perfect with OCDiva’s orange dress! ~
Once you have the tampons (why is the cart so heavy) you wander in the direction of the snacks to grab the chips. ~ Snark Girl has been asking for some new flip flops, hmm, neon yellow/green in her size, perfect! ~
.Finally you make it to the chips and throw them in your basket. ~ I should really grab more pretzels, and Goldfish crackers while I’m here. ~
Next you need to find the hairspray because your hair is just not going to stay cute on its own. ~What an adorable pair of plaid shorts, oh and they have a matching polo. The Boy could really use those for church. ~
You aim (again) for the beauty department and the hairspray. ~Car trashcans! DH really needs one of those because the trash on the floor of his car is just unacceptable. ~
You notice that, oddly, your feet hurt a bit, but you power through because you really need hairspray. ~Well, we do need new beach towels for summer, and if I don’t get them now, they’ll be gone. ~
With the hairspray in the basket you move toward the last item on your list, the birthday card. What kind of card to get, there are so many to choose from. ~Well that is such a cute Little People school bus! The boys would love it! ~
Finally, humorous (yet appropriate) card in hand you head toward checkout lanes. ~ Those are the shorts Snark Girl wants for softball, oh, on sale, better grab those. ~
You start emptying the basket and wonder how on earth you ended up with all of this stuff! Is this someone else’s basket? Was someone slipping things into your basket? Are you on one of those hidden camera shows? What the heck happened? Because without even realizing it, you’ve gone from a ten minute, $15 trip to pick up dish soap, tampons, hairspray, chips, and a card, to a 90minute trip for metal buckets, headband, Boo-Boo Buddies, flip flops, pretzels, Goldfish crackers, shorts, polo, car trashcan, beach towels, Little People Bus, and softball shorts, and your total is over $200!
Clearly, you’ve been a victim of the TARGET TIME WARP. (It’s even worse at Super Target because they have Starbucks!) Now if you’ll excuse me I need to run to Target for Vitamin Water and overnight diapers, I should only be gone a few minutes . . .