How I Feel about Target in GIF Form

7.01.2013

It's July, which means.....

IT'S OFFICIALLY MY BIRTHDAY MONTH!

You guys. I freaking love birthdays. Just be prepared to hear about the upcoming celebration of my 27th year for the next couple of weeks.

I figured I'd start July off with a bang by presenting my very first GIF post courtesy of our favorite store with the red dot. Yes, I'm talking about Target.

Like any red-blooded American female, I love that place. There's one about 3 miles from my house, and sometimes I like to go there just to walk around. 

I always go with the best intention of not buying anything, but then I walk in and I'm like:

So I decide to "just take a stroll" around the women's clothing section. You know, to check out the sales. I swear I'm not buying anything.



An hour later I'm walking into the dressing room for the eighth time because the fitting room attendant is freakishly concerned about making sure I don't bring in ANY more clothes than the number on my stupid plastic card, so I have to try on clothes in shifts. 

I want to say to her:

An hour after that I'm still trying to decide which color of $8 tank top I'm actually buying, and I'm like:
Except my phone is dead by this point, so I can't call anyone for advice.

When I finally get home, I start showing Jordan all the awesome things I bought, and he's all:

And I'm like:

Except.

Now that I don't have a full-time job, we're on a spending freeze of sorts, so going to Target? Sorry but....

I do go to Target still, but it's only to get shampoo and contact solution and gifts for my friends off their baby registry, which is why Target thinks I have a two-year-old. 

So I run past the clothing section with my hand over my eyes, and I fill my cart with only absolute necessities.

Then I drive home, and I'm like:

Until I realize that what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger and not being able to spend money on cute clothes at Target is actually a good thing because:

The End.


Rebekah said...

This was AMAZING! I laughed so hard because I relate to this struggle. I have to leave the plastic in the car and only bring in the designated cash for the necessities. It's like torture!!

p.s. sorry i comment on like all your posts, but I just love them all and I feel the need to express it.

Jen @ wonderfullyunkempt said...

This is perfect!! Every step of the way. My downfall is the dresses. But I must resist!!

Breenah said...

So glad you got the GIFS to work. Also, that last one? Perfection.

LeAnna said...

EL OH EL

Tooo funny. Hey, we should do something in celebration of our birthday. Maybe we can go get a cupcake. Maybe we can take the red mustang. Maybe we need to discuss this is further detail.

Katie said...

this is hilarious!! you are definitely not alone! :)

Amy L said...

This is the best narrative I've ever seen that accurately describes the Target experience! Love it!

Erin LFF said...

Fan-tastic!! The "help me I'm poor" gift is basically my theme of life right now hahah!! I have to go to Target today to pick something up- I will remember your post :)

Abby said...

Amazing. On my teacher's salary Target and I have the exact same relationship. That place is like my crack rock!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Not buying something at Target is such a chore! I am trying not to spend money but it's not working!

Meg {henninglove} said...

hahaha amanda this post is awesome!! i had to go to target twice yesterday because i ran out of stuff in the afternoon that i had to get yesterday because i didn't have time today and yesterday. i hate when i HAVE to go to target but i stayed away from the clothing section because i knew i would be sucked in! happy birthday month to you!

Jodi Stuber said...

target is downright dangerous and you realy have to force yourself not to buy more than what you went for which is sometimes impossible. I die on their clearance stuff in housewares especially. gaaah! love the images :)

anna lizbeth said...

amazing.

Laura said...

This post is AWESOME and hilarious and I love it :)

Helene said...

Haha omg yes. The last gif was my favorite!!

Ashley said...

Story of my lifeeeee!!!! Haha!!! yes!!

Life of a Little Songbird said...

truth truth & more truth!!! lol. love this!!

From Foothills to Fog said...

hahaha this is so awesome! Target gets me every time! It's a blessing in disguise now that I live in SF and there aren't any! Scary thing is...they're putting in a "City Target" walking distance from my house! DANGER!

Michelle Kaye said...

ALL these gifs are too appropriate.

Michelle @ Mishfish13

Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said...

So so true! I live in Sweden but when I come back home to California for a visit the first thing I do is go to Target and gorge on everything I can get my hands on!

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Paulina @ Discovering Simply ME said...

LOVE this and I love target too! I do the same thing and buy so much from their even though I can't afford it at all.

Michelle Dessler said...

This is so hilarious!!! I love the Britney Spears and Joey clips.

Michelle Dessler said...

I just read this again because I'm having a bad day and want to go to Target and buy all the things.

Jennie said...

This is super random, and on an old post, but I thought I'd PSA you about the fitting rooms. A LOT of theft comes from the fitting rooms and the fitting room attendants get stung by secret shoppers an awful lot. They can get written up or even fired for not insisting that you keep to the item max. :) Found this post from your running posts. This is my first time reading your blog and I am obsessed with the running posts!

Jennie said...

This is super random, and on an old post, but I thought I'd PSA you about the fitting rooms. A LOT of theft comes from the fitting rooms and the fitting room attendants get stung by secret shoppers an awful lot. They can get written up or even fired for not insisting that you keep to the item max. :) Found this post from your running posts. This is my first time reading your blog and I am obsessed with the running posts!

Tiffany Anne Kuechenmeister said...

OMG. This is hilarious. This is SO me at Target!

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Anonymous said...

Oh... Target. The fall of many rests upon its shoulders...

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Hahahaha! Oh goodness. So much truth here, ha! Target totally thinks I have a two year old based on all the kid stuff I buy there for friends' kids!

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