I love these people!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Right on Target!

Long, long ago I moved here to You-tah from the mid-north. While the weather was a definite upgrade, ifyoucanbelieveit there was NO TARGET! I know! It was like living on Gilligan's Island ... without coconuts.

Then about 15 years ago, it arrived. Not simply Target but a SUPER-Target was planted just a half-mile from my front door, I think to reward me for my ten years of hard shopping. And now we have kind of like a marriage; I give them half of everything I earn and they provide me with shampoo, sports bras, lamps and chocolate... and the dollar aisle! I think the dollar aisle might be the sex in Target love!

My retail spouse is always there for me and yesterday was no exception. I won't take you through every item on my receipt because it would be so wrong to bring up the Saran wrap and personal lubricant but... things like bobby pins - the BLONDE bobby pins. And Pumpkin Spice Kisses... mm-mmm... And then these sheets that I saw in the sales flyer:

Oooh... all cotton, 450 thread count, the perfect shade of gold, on sale for $39.99 and they had a queen set in stock. Doesn't get much better, you say? Ah, but it does.

I took the sheets home, opened the plastic protector , pulled out all the cardboard and threw the golden jumble into the washer.
And then into the dryer.
And then I started to fold them...
fitted sheet...
...
cuz the fitted sheet's a bitch to fold...
...
pillow case...
pillow case...
pillow case.
What? Three pillow cases? I tried not to pee myself. Could there possibly be another?
Flat sheet...
pillow case!
There were four pillowcases in this set! I was so excited that someone in the linen industry finally 'got it'. I mean does anyone have less than 2 pillows each? We actually have three each because we keep two in the shams, that match the duvet, which we use to throw over the functional pillows... so you don't see the drool spots and stuff. Yes, we are the glamour family.

You have no idea how this silly little thing buoyed my day. On the one hand I was thinking how this was going to totally save me from my pillowcase problem - deciding which pillowcases to rob from what other set to coordinate with this set (don't even start with me on buying the extra pillowcases at $20 a pair). On the other hand, I'm all 'why did no one think of this BEFORE my med levels had to be quadrupled?!?!?'

So, I was excited to tell you all about this, believing that there might be people just like me out there. Well, not JUST like me because that would be redundant... and frightening, but people who have more than the standard allotment of pillows. And I got ready to write this post and I looked up the link on the internet... you know... just to prove that it wasn't the imaginings of someone who, say... stumbled upon a forgotten bottle of gin while cleaning.
And guess what? THIS is what it says:

• 4 pc. Sheet Set
• Includes Fitted Sheet, Flat Sheet, 2 Pillowcases

• 100% Cotton, Tumble Dry, Machine Wash

• 450-Thread-Count

• Gold, Stripe Pattern


TWO pillowcases. Not four. They DON'T get it after all. It was totally the mistake of some Indonesian sheet packer.
And now I'm so sad that I have to go back to cleaning... because the liquor store is closed today.

9 comments:

Guinevere said...

So it was just a random bonus stroke of luck? Bummer. I was getting excited reading your post! I too thought that, "Yay! They finally got it!" lol

Ah well....

Miss Thystle said...

I was so excited right up until the part where you killed my dreams. They only give you two cases with king sets too. WTH? Makes no sense at all.

Tracie said...

I was getting excited too! 4 pillow cases! Sweet!!, but no...all that build up to leave me hanging-just like sex. :O

But, for you, atleast karma was being a good girl today. Better watch your back.

Nadine Hightower said...

Oh wow!!That's just more than...I think I need to spend time with my Japanese boyfriend Hitachi...4 pillow cases....ooooohhh!!! That would work on my bed just perfect!!

Shanna said...

Whoa whoa whoa...back that train up. Did you say pumpkin spice kisses?

Are they GOOD?

They sound like they SHOULD be good. But ARE they?

Ok and now onto the pillow cases...you are LUCKY! Ok, so I wasn't that excited, but I AM for YOU!! ;)

Tell me more about the kisses...

Kat said...

Strangely, I went and bought the SAME bed sheets on Sunday! I got the cream, what color did you get? And the king size does come with 4 pillow cases, SO I bought two extra pillows, I'm a genius I tell ya. PS - These are my favorite sheets EVER.

Anonymous said...

I am a pillow collector myself. I have 7 on my bed, that i use and it is just me, and the damn cat's, most of the time. HA HA Have a good one, singlemommaof4

Anonymous said...

Once again, such a Karma stealer. My luck? I buy a whole set of sheets and get ONE pillow case!

Personally, I think you and Kat steal the extra pillow cases out of the packages I buy, and then come up with these "stories" of 4 pillow cases in one package. I bet the surveillance cameras at Target will prove my theory too!

Guess who?

ann said...

Well, I stopped and bought a set of sheets off of a Texas truck on a street corner (and I am a long way from Texas) - I kid you not. For Kiki's bed, a full-size. Egyptian cotton, 350 thread count, probably stolen off a truck somewhere....and there were 4 pillowcases in there! I thought it was either some weird screw up in packaging which had made them 2nds (why??) or, hey, nice reward from buying from thieves, do it more often, lol!!