Sunday, February 9, 2014

Targeted Parking

A belated happy new year to everyone.
I’m going to get straight to the point with my rant which is two requests for today’s conundrum.

1.   If you see my truck parked at a store, you will notice that I chose a spot far away from the entrance and always in an area that is sort of isolated, meaning that there are no cars parked nearby. I do this for a reason. My truck (really my husband’s truck I’m stuck driving) is a freaking Titanic, and when I park it, I feel like I’m docking a boat. There is no way I can squeeze next to or between other cars. I need a LOT of room. So, when I get out of the store and see that you’ve parked your car right next to my truck (when there are dozens of empty parking spots available), barely allowing me to open my doors because your vehicle’s tires are grazing the white line that should separate us, you’ve basically signed your death wish.

 2. Dear Target, now that you’ve allowed some hackers to steal my credit card information and who knows what else, do you really think that you can butter me up with useless coupons? Really, if I go buy Windex, why do I receive a coupon for Pampers? My kids are 13 and 8 years old! If I go buy toothpaste, why do you give me a coupon for coconut cookies? I hate coconut! And if I go buy Always menstrual pads, don’t you think I need a coupon for something like Midol and not First Response pregnancy test? Just sayin’. Get your act together.

Okay, that’s all for today. Sorry for not being more cheerful, but I do have a migraine (second day today), so I’ll just go back into my dark cave and think of a way to brighten up your day the next time!

Oh, and don’t forget to check out Marissa Bauder, whose praise of my book, THE MYSTERIOUS MANDOLIN, touched me so deeply I actually cried.