I miss you.
I miss your narrow aisles and dollar spot. I miss that cute little Starbucks sitting over there in the corner, inconspicuous, yet inviting. I miss your red and white bullseye thingy that always makes me feel like I should buy a dartboard when I’m visiting you.
I miss your wide doors that always spread open for me every time I walk near them. I miss your swimsuit area where I stand, leaning on my shopping cart, wishing I could wear the bikini with the white polka dots. I miss your bra section, even though I’ve never in my life bought a bra from you. Now that I realize how hard it is living life without you, I think I’m going to buy one of those bras when all this madness is over.
Oh Target, I miss your soft pretzels and the smell of Pizza Hut pan pizza and breadsticks wafting through the air. I miss those slushies and Diet Cokes, and even those gross-looking turkey sandwiches that have been in that refrigerator for who knows how long.
Target, Target, oh Target— do you miss me, too? I know you do.
I know you miss me coming in for only some deodorant and leaving with 17 pieces of poster board, a pair of leggings, four bottles of shampoo (it was on sale!), a fake houseplant, three bottles of wine, car wax (I might need it one day, right?), four new laundry baskets, and 15 air fresheners (also on sale!).
Thanks for always being there for me, Target. Just know I will once again be back among the picture frames, storage containers, and pencil sharpeners very soon. Well, at least I hope I am.
Wait for me, Target.
Once again, some day, some way, we will be reunited.