February 10, 2013 - maxo
Target helped me to stop shopping at Target
I moved to a new city 10 months ago and I started shopping at the local Target every week.
As I had done for the last 10 months, I parked my car in the Target parking lot and let my dog out of the back of my car (on the leash) and let it urinate in a planter. I would then walk back to my car with my dog still on the leash, put it back into my car, lock the car, and enter Target to shop.
Recently, as I was walking with my dog back to my car, a Target security drone walked toward me as I was about 10-12 feet from my car.
He started to lecture me that I couldn’t have my dog with me.
He told me that the parking lot was private property and that I couldn’t have my dog on private property.
I told him that I was placing my dog in my car and to leave me alone.
He wouldn’t leave me alone.
I told him that if he was threatening me, I had the means on my person to decisively retaliate against him.
He wouldn’t stop. He just became more menacing and continued toward me.
In the meantime, my large dog was becoming agitated and lunging toward this guy.
I told him to back away and leave me alone.
Still he wouldn’t.
I managed to get my dog back in the car.
The security guy then gets on his communications device and tells someone he’s being threatened.
I get in my car and drive away.
Happy ending to the story:
For the last four months, I had been going to the grocery store and Target every week.
I looked over my weekly shopping list and realized:
I don’t need to shop at Target. I can get what I need at the grocery store and continue to buy a few things on Amazon.com
Final result: No more shopping at Target!