I'll stop short of writing a full-on rant about Target, but I'm considering boycotting them for good. I probably waited in line for half an hour today. There were several cashiers open and quite a few employees just standing there observing the checkout area. I have no idea why one or more of them couldn't have opened another register. There were 4 self-check registers which I refuse to use and obviously a lot of other customers do as well. If they want me to spend my money there, then they should treat me like a valued customer and check out my merchandise. They certainly don't offer the slightest discount for people who do it themselves.
The groceries have the self-check outs as well and I've even had employees offer to walk me through the process to the point of checking my items out themselves, but I refuse to use those registers. Again, I feel that the ultimate goal is to get customers to do the work themselves and maybe they can hire fewer people to assist shoppers. I will never go for that.
I thought many times about just leaving my cart and walking out of the store, but since I had carefully shopped for items on my "trace of iodine" list I didn't want to have to do it again somewhere else. I should have just gone to Bel Air but Target was on my way home from the gym where I walked a little over a mile. I have to return to regular exercise - it's so easy to get out of the habit of going and I'm the ultimate loser when I don't.
I'm going to switch cars with Ara this evening so she can drive mine to work in the morning, and I'll take hers in for a very much needed oil change. She has waited way too long as it is, so I'm happy to do it for her. It will give me a reason to get dressed in the morning!
It has felt chilly all day, indoors and out. Things will start to warm up to the 70's and even into the 80's by the end of the week. When it hits 80 that is my level of tolerance. I am definitely not ready for summer. We talked about a camping trip last weekend, but if there is a forest fire anywhere in this part of CA I won't go camping.
I took a short nap earlier which just makes me feel sluggish the rest of the afternoon. The mail just came, so maybe a trip outside to retrieve it will make me feel more awake and alert! Then I'll be depressed that it's just advertising and requests from charities for money. I hate it when they send items along with their plea, because if they are decent you hate to throw them away. I received one yesterday that contained a carefully folded large carrier bag - really sturdy and very nice quality. I didn't want to throw it out so I will probably send them a donation, but with a letter telling them if they send me anything else it will go into the trash unopened. I doubt if anyone reads letters like that but it will make me feel better by writing it!
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