With all of the recent holiday shopping, and in anticipation of some awesome after Christmas clearance shopping, I have been painfully reminded that I really do live in a Target wasteland. Like many of you, Target is one of my favorite stores, followed closely by Kohls. And then, a million other stores probably tie for third. I also love shopping these stores online. However, in the midst of the summer and Halloween clearances, I became even more aware that I do not have a Target close "enough" to my house. I think 5 miles or less is reasonable. Three miles or less would be preferable. So, whenever my Target is low or "out of" an item, I often refer to this online map to figure out which one to go to next.
You can see my house is located near the large "green" arrow. When I use the http://www.target.com/ "Find a Store" and "Get Directions" app, I am informed that my closest store is 7.6 miles away, and the next closest is 20.5 miles away. Well, this is not acceptable! (By the way, I do not live in the country or a rural area...) So, you can see why I would heavily rely on my closest store having the stuff I want/need!? That is why I am writing this letter (tongue in cheek) to Santa this year. It goes something like this:
If you have time after world peace, health and happiness for friends and family, and maybe a couple of gifts for my kids, could you please contact your friends at Target and have them build a store closer to my house.
If you do, I promise to donate some of the clearance deals I find to charity for Christmas next year.
Either way, I love you Santa!