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September 04, 2003
JAMES LILEKS IS GOING WOBBLY -- on Target!
There were 26 check-out stands. Six were open. And I recollected the Instapunditís remarks a few months ago about just such a Target moment: too many customers, not enough clerks. I thought back to the items I hadnít bought because [of] shelves that hadnít been stocked - rare for Target, very rare. I remembered that the yellow curbs outside needed a lick of paint. And I was reminded that thereís nothing as stupid as brand loyalty.
Sell your Dayton-Hudson stock. They're goin' down. But that "Samuel's" place sounds pretty cool. Wi-fi in the cafe! And Hebrew National hotdogs!
UPDATE: Target's shortage of cashiers is apparently becoming a standard joke.