Monday, August 18, 2008

Weekend Wrap-Up!

We had a very low-key, relaxing weekend ... we stayed in town and I got plenty of rest of exercise. Okay that was a lie, but I did get plenty of rest :) However, I feel like I got hit by a freight train! I am so incredibly exhausted today and I have no idea why. I even went home on my lunch break, laid down on the couch and I was dead to the world in less than 2 minutes. Maybe its just a BAD case of the Mondays.

Anyways, Friday night we did dinner and a movie with our sweet newlywed couple friends and had a great time. We ate at my favorite Mexican restaurant and then went and saw Pineapple Express ... not so impressive. I bet you never would have guessed that a movie about 2 idiot guys who smoke marijuana all day and witness a murder would not have been good. Huge let down, I know. I will admit there were some funny parts but it wasn't an Oscar-worthy performance :)

Saturday I wanted to get out of town for a little while to do some shopping. Unfortunatley our little town isn't rich in that area! I had a couple of wedding gifts still left to exchange so
my mom and I drove to Columbus for the afternoon. And I have to tell ya'll how disappointed I am in one of my favorite stores of all time.

Yep, that's right, I am mad at Target. As most of you probably know, they changed their return policy which is all fine and good. But I registered at Target for my wedding in May and my love for the store steadily began to decline. My registry was never updated so I got many duplicates which again is fine, I would just swap them out ... I could spend hundreds of dollars in Target on any given day. But this is not fine for them! To exchange anything under $30 you must have a receipt. Well I didn't buy these items they were GIFTS! I have been round and round with customer service 3 times in the past 3 months. They could not understand my point and said I should have gift receipts. Oh, I am sorry that my shower invitations didn't go something like this:

Please join us for a Kitchen Shower

honoring Belle and her Beau

and please remember to attach a gift receipt!

I understand that people take advantage of places like Wal-Mart who will take anything back but I think that there should be some kind of exception for people who are registered at the store. It has been extremely frustrating and I would discourage my friends to register there for bridal or baby unless the policy changes. Sad times, huh. Don't worry Tar-jay, I will still spend lots and lots of money that I shouldn't at your store I am sure. I just won't register there when I get married again :) Just kidding!

Sunday we went to Sunday School and Church and then later on that afternoon I went to a Lingerie Shower for one of my friends from work. She is getting married on Saturday and we are so excited for her!

Here's to another week ... let it be a quick one!



LyndsAU said...

Please be a quick week! PLEEEASE! Monday's do suck and Pinapple Express was a let down. Boo!

Anonymous said...

I am a newlywed and had some of the same problems with my target registry. I wanted to scream at the people behind the counter and tell them it was not my fault if the person didn't give me the gift receipt. I understand if they want to change the return policy for regular customers,but if I am registered there, I think they should have a different policy. I understand your anger, yet I love that store!

Rebecca Taylor said...

Ugh...I wish I could say I'm surprised. I think Target's policies have been going downhill for a while! I didn't register at Target and kind of wished I had, but not anymore!! :) I do love it though and dropped a bundle there on Saturday. haha

Jessica said...

I ran into problems a few years ago buying a gift from a registry at Target. They sent me an email six months after I had bought the gift saying the item was no longer available. I felt awful that my friends never received the gift I bought them so when I got married I didn't register at Target and after hearing this I'm glad I didn't.

Julia said...

by the way i have a horror story from returning wedding gifts are target too- it ends with a tearfilled two hour call to customer service and then a call to a talk radio DJ to tell them my experience ( now all of NC know how crappy target's return policy is!) so it's not just you, they are crappy.

Erin said...

Oh, my word! My husband and I have had so many issues with Target's gift registry. Even when we had an invoice from a gift bought online, they sent us out of the line to print out another form for online returns. Crazy!

I found you through Kelly's blog, BTW.