Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I can't buy it if I can't reach it!

I love Target. I do. Partially for their wonderful popcorn deal that keeps my children entertained for the entire shopping trip and also because they have great stuff. Am I right?
NOW, I understand that you can't please everyone, but sometimes you can, especially when it's flat out logical! For example, I'm shopping for shoes...I'm in DESPARATE need of shoes. And I find an adorable pair staring me right in the face. So, naturally I bend down to grab a pair in my size and to my DISMAY I'm seeing 10-12's. As I continue to scan the rack, I discover that the 5 & 6's are on the very top rack---like 3' above me.
Any normal person would have walked away or even thought to ask a clerk for help, but I was frustrated and when I get frustrated I don't think straight. So with one foot on the bottom rack and the other foot climbing the shopping cart, I am able to pull the box just enough, jump down and still manage to catch the shoes. And well, they don't fit.
I continued on down each aisle looking at all of the adorable shoes, but guess what? I didn't try anything else on because I was so discouraged with their organization...no wait, that's a lie. I did try on another pair IN THE KIDS SECTION...my size was on the bottom there, but I was a little blinded by the sparkles, so I didn't buy those either.
So my point is that typically shorter people wear the smaller shoes and taller people wear larger shoes, so wouldn't it make sense to put the smaller shoes on the bottom?
I'm just saying...

11 comments:

Lee and Roni Poston said...

Ha HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!! So funny I think I just peed a little. This does however make a lot of sense. You should talk to management. Who knows maybe you could get some free shoes out of the deal. LOL

Alex said...

it does make sense, go talk to them! You go girl!!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I feel your pain, really! Being on the short end of the height scale myself, I have run into this sort of thing many times. What a people thinking? Put the clod hoppers on the top shelf so the giants can reach them and leave the little things down low for us little people!

MGM

Jeff & Ashlee Olsen & Family said...

I totally agree! I was looking for shoes there the other day for the kids & the same thing happened, only Jeff was with me, so he was able to help reach. Seriously, go talk to them, you have a good point!

shareenspace said...

Oh Tiff, I wish I had been there! I would have pulled the whole rack down I would be that frustrated. Maybe you are lucky your mom wasn't with you on that shopping trip! Love you tons and feelin your anguish!!!

The Asquad said...

SO TRUE--I TOTALLY AGREE!!

Kim said...

You are awesome. I agree with Roni-definitely tell the manager. Free shoes would totally be worth it!

Christine said...

I couldn't agree more! Another great place for 5's is Payless. And there the shoe sizes go the entire height of the rack.

Caden and Mommy said...

You are funny! But yes, totally logical! We recently just discovered the $1.08 popcorn at Target too! Now the instant we walk in he says, "popcorn". Keeps Caden occupied for half the trip :0)

J said...

You should have drug the biggest peice of furniture from the other side of the store to stand on to reach it. I think that would have got your point across.

2littlehooligans said...

HA HA! I just found your blog and love it! You are very talented. So about the shoes, you are so right! I don't know how many times I have been in the same situation.