I was targeted [day 154]

I had to go to Target to allow my son to exchange a birthday gift he received.  I put it off for a few weeks, but I needed to get it done.  I had to pick up a few groceries, and Target is a place where I could get both things done.

Of all the retail stores, I probably like Target best.  Honestly speaking here, I think it’s because they have stuff I like, but in every color imaginable.  I caught myself looking around and liking some of the things I saw, and I even thought about what it might be like to make a purchase.  Once I processed the thoughts through my ‘no retail shopping for a good reason’ filter, the items I thought about didn’t seem too appealing anymore.

Targeted. It’s almost halloween and here’s a new item you can get.  Themed halloween nutcrackers.  If they sell great at Christmas time, let’s make them for all holidays!  Wow.  I didn’t even buy a pumpkin this year.

Merrily targeted. I’m trying to teach my kids to save their money, and if they do spend it, to spend it wisely.  Does anyone else find this hard to do when every single thing in our society teaches impulse spending and that more stuff makes you successful?  Well, here’s your solution.  Save merrily with $10 Christmas themed piggy banks.  Candy cane pigs, reindeer pigs, elf pigs, ornament pigs and if you want to hear your child scream, get the satanic looking santa pig.  I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who leaves Christmas stuff out year round.  So does the money get stored away with the Christmas decorations?

I’ll merrily pass on this one.  They’re cute, but I see it as more clutter.  If it encourages your kids to save money, then this might be a good use of $10 though.  🙂

About jody wissing

I'm a person just trying to matter in a crazy world.
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10 Responses to I was targeted [day 154]

  1. Diane says:

    Soooo are you saying that you would like someone to pick you up a strange looking nutcracker thingy …. I do not even like the nutcracker at Christmas it has always looked scary and evil to me. But if it is for the greater good and will make your heart happy I would gladly get you a Halloween Nutcracker – just name the one you want.

  2. Amy Tuggey says:

    Joe and Cole are NOT yard gnomes! 😀

    I like the pigs, but then again, I like pigs…

    You’ve been quite the retail presence this week…

  3. David Morley says:

    I saw those piggy banks and thought the same thing, “Oh cool…wait…what the heck? A seasonal piggy bank?”

  4. Tracie Lirette says:

    If you get to the car, and have been successful in restraining your natural “hunt and gather” instinct, then think about making your own recycled piggy bank. You will burn calories too. Go to those books you never read on the shelf. Pick one you like, but will never read again. Carve out the inside and glue it back together. The point is to glue all of it because you want to save your money. Make it impossible to get into it. One good way to do this is to drill the pages and glue a peg inside the holes. Drill the money drop last. So……. impulse spending is much harder, and when the day comes to open it, you will really have to work at it.

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