My friend’s daughter received a Target gift card for her birthday last week. She had wanted to go to the new Target store ever so badly since it opened in her small town last December. She had been begging her Dad to take her almost every weekend, until she had about driven him crazy. You see, they live in a relatively small town, where shopping options are very limited and the new Target store had opened up a whole new shopping experience for them. She and her parents knew that you can save money when shopping at Target, especially since all of the stores prior to this had been small, locally owned shops, where the prices were a bit high as compared to the larger discount stores in the larger towns.
He is not big on shopping, as most men are not, and he is a very busy contractor and really did not have the time to take her. There was a Target located about 40 miles away, and he didn’t want to drive that far to go shopping, gas prices being what they are, and now he had no excuses not to go, so he agreed he would take her. It happened to be raining this particular weekend, and his crew was unable to work in the rain, so this freed up his weekend to take his daughter shopping.
So she finally got to go to the new Target store. The gift card she had received was for one hundred dollars, which is a lot of money to a 10 year old. She made a list of all the things she wanted to purchase and off to the new Target they went.
She was only able to get about half of the things on her list, one hundred dollars does not go as far as a 10 year old imagines that it does, even when you are shopping at a great discount store like Target. She was able to get some new clothes, so that she could wear what all the kids were wearing these days, you know how kids are. And she was even able to get some new jewelry and a new purse; she had to have the latest and the greatest. Then there was the MP4 player and a few CD’s she wanted too. She certainly got a whole lot for her money that day. I was impressed.