Thursday, August 10, 2006

the hundred dollar store

for the last couple of years, i've called target the $100 store. every time the wife goes in, it's a $100. that is especially true since the new "big" target store has opened in south city. not like the "old" target was bad. they just needed a newer, bigger one to get newer, bigger $100 bills out of your wallet.

we went to the $100 store tonight, and, in mrs. k's defense, it is easy to spend $100. toothpaste, hair products, dog food, bath mats, mop, laundry detergent, and suddenly, you're looking at a ben franklin plus.

of course, the store itself is not without it's attractions. the really really cool escalator that also takes your cart down (keeping it parallel to the ground, no less!) is just about enough to make me go there when i don't have anything to buy. then there is a starbucks. not up to spending $100? get a double espresso latte, then you'll be on your way, $94 and counting.

the key to not spending a $100 is, well, pretty darn simple. don't go. that's all the advice i have.

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