Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Hate the Crazy Target Lady

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The crazy Target lady on TV makes my nerves jangle. She represents everything I hate about a grab-it-first, get-something-cheap attitude. A bargain is a low price for something you really want or need, but I also believe it should include convenience and a pleasant shopping experience. I don't mind if the stores open early. Shopping at unconventional times used to be a way to avoid the crowds.

I went once to an annual sale at a posh little boutique my friend and I loved. Unlike our usual delightful experience of browsing and finding unique and beautiful things, eveyone waited behind a ribbon and ran when it was cut. My friend advised me to grab everything I saw and decide later what to keep. That kind of "shopping" tends to encourage people to buy things they don't even want. I hated it.

I have heard that people need to spend in order to boost the economy, but I like the idea of buying only what we really need and can afford, maybe even using layaway as I used to do when my kids were small. My wish is that we can all get what we really want and need this year - at a great price.


  1. I agree with everything you say . . . except . . .

    I LOVE this lady and these ads. They completely crack me up!! I think because I dislike the whole Christmas commerce thing, the way they are laughing at themselves through this ad just makes me laugh too.

  2. Hi Ruth,
    Interesting that you saw the humor in it. I had almost an allergic reaction. Can't look at it. I think it reminds me of years past where I felt completely overwhelmed trying to do Christmas the way my mother always did it. My mother loved doing it but I felt STRESS! Now I love the serenity in my life and look forward to doing it all this year.

  3. I agree with you! The actress does a great job with the crazy character though.

    I gave you one of my weekly Goddess Awards for sharing your take on current events. You can collect it for your sidebar if you like.

    In joy,

  4. Hi Shari

    The everyday Goddess directed me here. You and I are her honorees among others this week.

    I agree with you here. At the moment I am agonising in my mind about the excesses of Christmas spending. I want to tone it down. Consumerism has gone mad and I share your view that it's better to get what we need and keep the treats to occasional gift.

    I'm pleased to meet you Shari.

  5. I also followed Everyday Goddess' suggestion to check out your blog. I think it's great and I'll be back for more. Congratulations on your award.

  6. So very true... everything you say here hits the nail on the head. Things have gotten out of hand, haven't they. I agree that we'll all be fortunate if we get what we need. Great reminder.