25 August 2010

Need dorm room stuff?

As we were moving Daughter into her dorm room last week, we took a quick trip to Target hoping to find a rug and an extra package of hangers.

But as we soon discovered, the IU Target is NOT your ordinary store. As we walked in the door, we were STUNNED to see an incredible volume of back-to-college inventory. Coffee pots, toothpaste, microwaves, plastic tubs, Clorox bleach (?), towels, you name it...stacked to the CEILING all around the store! We had never seen anything remotely like it!

After wandering around the store laughing and snapping pictures, we finally asked a store employee about the inventory. We learned that the Bloomington, Indiana Target stocks more back-to-school supplies and dorm room essentials than ANY OTHER TARGET IN THE UNITED STATES!

Yes, we found hangers and a nice remnant rug. And picture frames. And a Sleeping Beauty flashlight, too.

Who knew so much fun could be had at the IU Target?!


Sarah C. said...

Too funny! I love the expression on your daughter's face. It almost looks more like a warehouse club store than a Target.

Janet said...

Definitely, Sarah! But they have even more stuff there than a warehouse store. I've never seen anything like it! But I'd venture to say that after all 42,000 students arrive, it will be picked clean! lol

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Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

She DOES look stunned in that carpet picture! :-)

Sarah - That's what I was thinking! My friend took me into a Costco store this past summer and I thought it looked like that.

Luckenbach is real btw!!! :-) :-) :-) Who is it you're supposed to believe in and then they'll be real? Tinkerbell? Luckenbach must be like that! :-) (I answered on my blog, but in case you don't get back over there anytime soon). :-)