Monday, December 03, 2007

Dear ToysRUs: A Memo from Mamma


Dear ToysRUs:

It's December. Without researching the statistics, I'm guessing this is probably the most lucrative time of year for your business. Now again, I'm just guessing, but I'd bet that Christmas might have something to do with that.

So, with Santa expected on December 25th and millions of parents worried about getting the season's must-have presents for their adorable little lovelies, I have to ask this question.

Who was the brilliant executive who made the decision to outfit your stores with see-thru shopping bags for the Christmas season?

I'm guessing this person is not a mom.

Do you understand the talent required to prevent three curious boys from discovering Santa's loot for three whole weeks?! Can a mamma get a little help? Are opaque bags too much to ask for?

Target is using dark red ones this year. I'm just sayin.

Happy Holidays!!
Mamma


27 Deserve Mamma's Love:

Nancy said...

Touche'

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

The one over in Fair Lakes gave me white one (not see through) yesterday.

Thank the Gods.

PunditMom said...

Just more proof that when the world is run by men, they don't think of the practical.

VelVerb said...

Oh my! Thankfully I haven't had to shop in that behemoth nightmare for years, but yeah, duh! It's amazing, really, that these things are not thought of.

Paige Jennifer said...

Five minutes in Toys R Us is the most effective birth control on the market.

Girly, why are you dragging your cute little arse into the store when you can order online?

PS: I'm a planning pyscho and booked my hotel room in SanFran for BlogHer next July. I better damn well see you there!!!

Slackermommy said...

Yeah, what's up with that?

~JJ! said...

I love Target.

I love this post.

Mrs. Chicky said...

See through bags? Have they lost their minds? We're going to have to start keeping black trash bags in the trunk to hide the loot.

Midwest Mommy said...

So true!

Cara said...

I am wiht punditmom, more proof the worl is run by men. They wouldn't even notice.

Mrs. Fussy Fussypants said...

I do it all online!
Toy R Us stores make my eyes bleed!

Whit said...

What's this run by men stuff? If men ran it you wouldn't get a bag at all. That'd teach you.

OMSH said...

They.are.stupid.

And? I buy online most of the time. Everything comes wonderfully packaged in BROWN with PACKING tape.

Any little fingers try to get in there and I WILL KNOW IT!

Lotta said...

Mother F'n loss prevention is running the show I think.

Victoria said...

Yet another reason I avoid that place like the plague. I love the evil glare I got from our Target cashier when I asked for double-bagging. (We don't have red Target bags...)

Colleen said...

I have to say those red Target bags are wonderful.

Lawyer Mama said...

See through bags? Are they high?

slouching mom said...

I'm another online shopper.

But yeah...that's supremely idiotic, IMHO.

Childsplayx2 said...

That's why I buy via the Internet. Brown boxes arrive at my door and get stored away, without being opened.

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Why do you think TRU is open until Midnight (used to be later)? So mommies can shop and sneak it in the house. I have to start in August, makes things easier.

Gunfighter said...

What Lotta said.

Loss prevention is King at this time of year.

When I worked at the Pentagon City Disney Store, years ago... we had to stop selling necties, watches, and baby clothes because of high theft.

Shoplifters... stealing onesies and bibs... can you believe it?

I do my Christmas shopping at luinch time.

Jen M. said...

Seriously? Clear bags?

That makes stealth shopping too hard for this mom.

Christine said...

great question. I know EXACTLY what you mean about the clear bags!

thx so much for the comment on CFT because it led me here. great blog!! I look forward to checking in often...cheers, christine

Dorky Dad said...

CAN I ADD A P.S.???

P.S.: Make your stores a little nicer, for crying out loud. I've been in wastewater treatment plants more pleasant that your average store.

Lisa said...

AMEN, SISTA!

Oh and P.S.S. Please clean the bathrooms... They kind of stink. ANd restocking the shelves would be great too!

Safe Wellness Products said...

How funny! That was not a smart move at all!

I do most of my Toys R Us shopping online since the closest one to me is almost 2 hours away!