The Truth About My Target Addiction

First, if you haven't seen the totally relatable videos that Liza Koshy has made about shopping at Target, I would suggest watching both of them. Here's a link for Part 1 and Part 2.

Liza is pretty spot on when she is talking about what it's like to shop at Target. When I go in, I usually have a small list of things that I need to buy. And I repeat this list to myself over and over again in my head so that I only buy those things.

To be honest, I've probably been repeating this list since I've decided to come to Target. But like any normal college student, trying to avoid all of my responsibilities, I walk around the store and look around. Should I be doing this? No. Do I do it anyway? Yes. All the time.

You would think that I've learned by now to not walk around the store, because every time I do I end up with things that I don't need. But I haven't. So even if I only need three small things and in just a few minutes I'll need a cart. Why? Because I've picked up a purse, clothes, shoes, books and other things that I did not go into the store for. I always even manage to convince myself to buy notebooks and pens that I don't need.

And by the time I get to the register, even if I've put a few things back, I've still managed to go way over budget and forget the things that I actually needed. This is even worse if I'm shopping with friends. Mainly because they encourage me to buy these things. Things that I don't need! I also convince them to buy things that they don't need, but that's another story.

The number of things I end up buying is not even funny at this point. I always seem to convince myself that I need these things, even when I don't.

I go to Target so often that I can even list the different people that you find at Target. Other than the broke college student -- which you can always find either alone or in a group of friends -- you can also find: Moms on a Mission, the family with the annoying kid that is constantly screaming, and the guy stuck holding all of the things his partner wants to buy. I find it funny watching these people walk around Target, mainly because they look like they are being dragged around unwillingly.

Except for the Moms. They just look like they're in a hurry all the time. So I stay out of their way.

Going to Target has turned into something to do just for fun. Even if I don't need anything, I still manage to add stuff into my cart. The cart that I shouldn't have gotten in the first place. But who can blame me? Target is just full of wonderful things.

Now that I think about it....I do need a few things. I guess I should swing by Target...

*Three finger salute from the Hunger Games to my wallet*

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