15 Things Target Lovers Will Understand

15 Things Target Lovers Will Understand

The place you go to for one thing but spend hundreds of dollars while forgetting the one thing you went for.

"Do you really need to buy that?" "Will you ever use it?" "How are you spending that much money?" These are all questions that people who are obsessed with shopping constantly get asked. Bored? You go shopping. Receive your paycheck? You go shopping. Have no money? You go shopping.

Being a person who is obsessed with shopping, you will go into one place looking for one specific item and then leave with half of the store; that's just the way it is!

And where is the go-to store? Target. It's always Target.

Personally, I definitely consider myself a shopping obsessor. I constantly go to Target looking for one item, for example, a set of pens, and leave with four new types of shampoo, six sweaters, pounds of school supplies I'll never use, and normally more than I can eat from the food aisles (this is a little dramatic...or maybe it's not...but you get the point).

What's the first thing you do when you walk into Target? The dollar section...obviously. Those shelves and baskets of items will single-handedly fill your cart and the price only makes you want them more.

If you're a true Target lover like I am, then you'll be able to completely relate to these:

1. You feel like you could star in a music video while walking down the aisles; it's heaven to you.

Work it. Work it. There's so much! Where do I begin?

2. You end up buying way more than you need...every single time.

I need salt and vinegar chips...that's all I need. Actually, I need this cereal too...and those cookies...and these gummy bears...I'll just take it all. I may need another cart.

3. You're forever surrounded by items you'll never use, but still buy.

I'll figure out a reason why I need to buy this later, but for now, I'm doing it. #NoRegrets

4. People always try to talk you out of buying half of the things you're holding.

Do you really need three new pairs of shoes and two new backpacks? What about those muffins and those stickers? Yes, I need all of this...and more. We're just getting started.

5. You're drawn to the sales, no matter what section they're in.

SALE. SALE. SALE. Let's buy it all! We have to. Socks are the last thing I need, but they're on sale!

6. You have to look through all of the aisles, even the most random ones.

Whether you end up in the baby clothes aisle or the pet food aisle, you'll find a reason to be there.

7. Just as your about to check out, you see something else you want.

Don't do it. Don't look up. Ugh, I looked up. Let's go back.

8. Your closet never seems good enough no matter how much stuff you buy, so you end up back at Target.

How do I have nothing to wear? I've gone shopping every day for the past two weeks.

9. It's your personal therapy.

Everyone and everything gets better; retail therapy is legit.

10. You'll find a reason why you need absolutely everything there.

I need this dog bed. I don't have a dog, but I might one day, so I need it. And that minion pillow, I need that. I don't want it, I need it. Don't even get me started on why I need that onesie and those Christmas lights.

11. When you can't physically go, you compromise with online shopping.

We might need some lessons on cutting back on money, but online shopping is there for a reason! When I can't go to Target, Target comes to me.

12. If you don't leave, you'll keep buying more, so you have to force yourself.

Keep walking. You can do this. Be strong.

13. The cashiers tend to give you weird looks because of how much you're buying and what you're buying.

Don't look at me like that. I know what I'm doing...kind of. Don't judge me.

14. Even though you buy half of the store, the price always seems to break your heart.

How is this possible?

15. Yet, you never fail to feel superior when you walk out (hours later).

I may have just spent more than I can financially afford, but it's worth it. I am worth it. How is it night time? I got here at 10:00am.

Other than shopping sadly destroying your bank account, it's always enjoyable! Buying new things, whether it's to match your outfit or for reasons you have yet to discover, it fills you with happiness. There's nothing wrong with that. Target is the place to go for absolutely anything.

It can be used as a type of retail therapy. Walking in is heavenly for you; it's like a whole new world that you're about to rip apart and purchase every bit of.

Now, since we're done here, let's go to Target.

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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The 5 Things Retail Workers Want You To Know About The Hell On Earth That Is Retail

The world of retail is more difficult than you think.


Ah, the hell on earth that is retail. Articles on working retail have been done out the wazoo, so much so that it isn't hard to do a search on this website and get almost five million articles about the same subject. Well, I'll be the five millionth and one to do so. I've been working retail for a while now and there are some things that I've picked up on while on the selling floor.

These are the five things that all retail employees want you to know.

1. Be nice and you (might) receive.

As the saying goes: you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar, which couldn't be truer in the context of retail. If you, the customer, come up to me and immediately start throwing a fit over something and act like a spoiled brat, then I won't be as keen to help you out with whatever you're going on about. However, if you're nice, polite, calm and respectful towards me when explaining the issue, I'll do whatever I can to get it all figured out. Hell, you can even get some sort of discount out of it!

2. Be understanding of store policies.

Customers tend to think that retail is an "anything goes" environment. As much as I would like that, that is sadly not the case. Every company has policies in place so that customers won't take advantage of the store, thus turning would-be profits into losses for the company. If you are unsure about a policy, look it up on the company's website to get an understanding of it before you go and actually visit the store and purchase something. Also, but mindful of the fact that employees can only do so much with the policies in place.

Remember that we're only human.

Associates aren't machines, they're not some sort of advanced AI that can do transactions perfectly. We screw up. We have emotions. We have bad days. We have good days. You're human, too, unless you're a soul-sucking demon or something. Be understanding of the fact that we'll sometimes make a mistake that can be easily fixed. Again, it won't kill you to be kind

4. Please, try and clean up after yourself

I get it, you don't know how to refold a shirt or a pair of pants. But please, at least try to make an attempt, or ask the nearest associate for help. Also, wait for them to finish folding things before you go ahead and ruin their neatly folded stack. Also, we're always willing to throw away your Starbucks cup or an empty bottle, just don't hand us your used tissues and bloody bandages, please.

We want you to have a pleasant experience

At the end of the day, all we want for you is to have an enjoyable experience at our store. Sometimes, problems arise, things get difficult, and tempers flare, but that's just life in general. We'll always try and make you happy and give you the best customer service possible. So, if you work with us and be understanding, we'll definitely work with you.

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