Thursday, December 18, 2008

Online versions of box stores suck

No wonder box stores (I'm looking at you Target) are suffering. Their online counterparts suck. I've order two things--important things--for Christmas. The same day I ordered several other things from places like Amazon, Honeybaked Ham, and Overstock.com. I have tracking numbers for all of those items. A couple have already arrived and a couple more look likely to arrive tomorrow. The stuff I order from Target (one item is not available in their store): not shipped yet. Ordered on Monday. One thing's for sure, I'm not rushing to Target to replace the order. I'll find what I need elsewhere. Idiots.

And if you detect a little bah humbug in that, it's true, I'm a little edgy about the season. I think a few others are too. Perhaps many people are frustrated, sad, scared, etc. because of the economy. Well, they're taking it all out on the rest of us.* I haven't been honked at so much in my life as I have been in the last week. And I promise, my driving hasn't warranted these honks. Even my son commented on someone's misplaced honk on our way to school the other day.


*Maybe they have a right to, but damn, it's not my fault. And if they actually talked to me, I might offer sympathy and support.