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Curse you, Target!

My love/hate relationship with Target is swinging toward "hate" today. They have no rain boots for kids right now, or for anyone else for that matter. I guess the central HQ probably figures it's time for summer wear, and there's no use carrying anything else. But this is Seattle. It's raining right now and is supposed to be rainy all week. It could rain at any time of the year, any day at all (though especially the 4th of July). We're famous for it.

Target pretends to be a "find everything you need" type of store, but really they're very seasonally oriented--without, apparently, being very regionally oriented. Bah. I shall have to hit the secondhand kids' clothing shops in search of boots for the now-walking Z. If no luck there, then eBay. (There are some cute ones for sale, I see...)

On the other hand, Target is still the only place around to consistently sell Dove Dark Chocolate Promises for $2.54 a bag. ($3.79 at the grocery stores. Eek!) So they do have me on a short leash there.


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Jun. 5th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
I know their chocolate prices are nice, but I refuse to shop at a store which doesn't carry .22 ammunition or spray paint.
Jun. 6th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
Heheh. Bi-Mart was like that, back in Oregon--chocolate, bullets, hardware, toys...a fun mix. Target's quite vanilla in comparison.
Jun. 6th, 2007 07:57 pm (UTC)
It wouldn't bother me if they just didn't carry the stuff - I don't expect to find ammunition at my local convenience store (well, not in Minnesota, at least). But Target has a moralizing, self-righteous, nose-in-the-air policy about it that I find irritating. Same with spray paint - they don't carry it so kids won't huff it. Therefore, they're Making The World Better and you should Just Stop Bitching And Love Them For It.
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Jun. 5th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
An outdoor shop may have "muck boots" for toddlers (given the regional outdoorsy-ness of your area). Such stores always have them on hand around here for the same reason (and for the farmers/horsey people).
Jun. 6th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
I did find some secondhand ones, but if he hates wearing them, I might just try REI. :)
Jun. 6th, 2007 07:58 pm (UTC)
Do you have a Mills Fleet Farm (or Farm Fleet) near you? They'd have decent rain gear, farm quality, at decent prices.
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Jun. 6th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Hrmf. Bad business model, the lot of 'em. The east coast actually gets more summer rain than we do, if memory serves...
Jun. 7th, 2007 10:57 am (UTC)
Here in Florida our Targets are always overloaded with sweaters and earmuffs in winter . . . it doesn't even get "cold" until January or February, and by "cold" I mean "below 50."
Jun. 8th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Hah. Yes, the national HQ really needs to work on regionalizing the stores a bit. Seattle gets lots of skimpy summer wear, when we hardly ever hit a high of 90.
Jun. 7th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
You tried the gardening section in Target, right? I saw cute muck boots there last week at my local (CA, where it never rains in June).
Jun. 8th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Hmm, didn't occur to me to look in Gardening. I just looked among, you know, shoes. :) Might try again. Thanks!
Jun. 9th, 2007 06:55 am (UTC)
Ack! Sorry about the frustrations. :-\ I am a big Target fan, for the most part. Oooh, Dove Dark Chocolate Promises....I LOVE those. :-)

By the way, I've been watching Buffy! You were right, I am totally hooked on the show. :-) What season are you currently on?
Jun. 9th, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
Target's practically the nearest store to us, so despite its frustrating moments I still find myself there an awful lot. ;)

Buffy! Hurray! I'm so glad you like it. We're due to get the last disc of season 6 today. Things are looking grim for some characters--6 is rightly regarded as a "dark" season. (But I've still enjoyed it!) How far have you gotten?

*uses Giles icon* :)
Jun. 9th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know what you mean! I'm typically at Target at *least* once a week. It's dangerous to my pocketbook, let me tell you. LOL! One gripe I have with the store near us is that they are sometimes short on new releases (i.e. music/DVDs) when they first come out. Most of the time they carry those items on the day of release, but there have been days I've gone in there and found a raincheck coupon hanging on the shelf where the item I'm searching for is supposed to be. Most frustrating! LOL Thankfully, that doesn't happen TOO much.

I also am annoyed that the local Target doesn't carry Buffy. Hmph.

I've been hearing that Buffy gets darker as it progresses! Please keep me updated on your thoughts. So far, I'm just into season one (bought the set at Borders), and FX has been airing season three (so I saw one of those episodes, out of sequence. *grin*). So, I'm still a newbie! Loving it. Giles = love. I adore him!

I gather you're a Spuffy girl? (Two other friends of mine are Spuffy fans, as well!) So far, I'm a Buffy/Angel shipper, I must say....
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