Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Lack of Self-Control

So, whose idea was it to put a Starbucks in our Target? I’d like to meet them so I can punch them in the face. No, not really. In fact, I’ll just open my savings account and give them every last penny in it. I mean, I can part with it now, or part with it one tortuous Target trip at a time, right?

Why is it that I can’t leave Target without spending $100? Why is it that I buy all of these things at Target that I didn’t know I needed until I got there? Plus, it’s hard enough for me to resist my one Starbucks of the morning, but then dangle one my face during my afternoon shopping trip? I’m totally done for.

So, dear internet, when we are living in a cardboard box and I am begging you for donations, you can all look at each other and nod, “It was totally Target and Starbucks. She has no self control.”


C. Beth said...

Oh, I can resist the Starbucks in Target but I, too, find I spend so much more than expected.

Paula said...

Lucky for me I am not a big fan of Starbucks, but on the road into town there is a sweet little drive-thru coffee shop that I must pass to get anywhere. My failure lies in the fact that I can never seem to pass without stopping.

Jenners said...

I'm not a coffee drinker so the Starbucks in our Target doesn't lure me with its siren song, but when a brand-new Target opened just five minutes from our house, I found we ended up going something like four or five times a week and spending at least $20 each time (more if I went alone and wasn't chaperoned by my husband). We finally had to limit trips to once a week or -- here's a novel idea -- an AS NEEDED basis. There is just something about Target that sucks all the money out of your wallet -- so much shiny, bright, creative and seemingly cheap things you just need to have. Then you get to the checkout and the daze pops when you stopped in for tissues and end up with a cart that costs $65.72.

Shan said...

Perhaps it's not a lack of self control... maybe it's your old reckless abandon trying to work it's way back into your life? I'm just saying.

The Starbucks within Target doesn't call to me because - for some reason I cannot fathom - they tax things at those locations that are not otherwise taxed in stand-alone stores.


Special K said...

I used to spend about double when I shopped at Super Target. Plus, I'd come home with all this "Stuff" and not so much food! I love me some Starbucks.:)

DiPaola Momma said...

Tar-jay and I have been having a lurid affair for many years now. And when they went and hooked up with Starbucks! My first three way..over spending, over shopping and over doing the calories getting my caf fix. It's a sad thing. I need help too. I say we start a support group... "Hello my name is Lara and I'm a Targ-a-bucks-aholic".

Pop over to my blog though and check out my contest. I might be able to hook you up with $20 worth of free quality Target time. Though I expect it won't go that far for you. he he he