Friday, November 19, 2010

An Open Letter

Dear Target,

You used to be my Mecca, my Nirvana, my haven of easy finds and great sales. That has come to an end. At first, it was just one or two things that disappeared. I could no longer find a great purse that someone my age could get away with. Then all your shoes grew their heels super high and I could no longer wear them. These things I found elsewhere, while I would still glance through those aisle in hopes that maybe things had gone back to what they were. To no avail. Then other thing started disappearing from your shelves. Curling irons, this didn’t matter until I needed one. Then my face powder, then my eyeliner. And hairspray. And shampoo. And gel. I was forced to find these items from other merchants. This brought me no joy. My complete beauty routine had vanished from your well lite aisles. Save for one last piece, my hair coloring product. I could easily pluck my new found color from the bright aisle of yellow and green boxes. Until now. Now, nothing. Every color BUT mine. I check the manufacture’s website, they still make my Sweet Latte’, Dark Beige Blonde. #72. You just don’t seem to carry it.

What is the deal Target?? Why have all my shades and colorings gone from your walls? F thinks I’m crazy when once in a while I actually FIND my shade of face powder and I BUY THEM ALL. Yes, 3 or 4 of them at a time. This is how extremely rare these finds are. I’ve completely given up on my eyeliner.

Why do you deny me? Do you want me to not feel somewhat pretty? Or is my coloring just that popular that you can’t keep it stocked?? Small thing I actually remember from my horrid semester in Econ, SUPPLY and DEMAND. Your supply is not meeting my DEMAND.

Please rectify this IMEDIATELY.

I miss you.

But I am terribly upset and disappointed with you.


Devil’s Heaven


Paige said...

I feel your pain. Little by little things I need to survive have disappeared from the shelves of Target also. What I have found, to great avail, is that all Targets are not created equal!

I have found that my hairspray is carried at some -- not all -- Target stores so when I find it, I stock up. Right now I have five bottles of Nexxus Maxximum Styling and Finishing Spray under my bathroom sink, and, trust me, if they weren't $10+ a bottle, my cabinets would be stocked to the ceiling! I am already dreading the day I run out of this liquid gold since it will entail another covert operation to multiple far-away stores in order to nail down this most in-demand commodity.

DevilsHeaven said...

I am glad, in the "I'm not crazy" sense that I am not the only one who is experiencing this. I actually ended up at Wal-Mart and bought ALL FOUR boxes of hair coloring. After NINE stores. NINE!!!