Most Tuesdays I take the opportunity to rant about something I do not like about Target… because although I love ‘em to death, they ain’t perfect. Today’s rant is a minor one I guess, but still irritating. This past Sunday morning, I took my eldest son (a sophomore in high school) to Target with "the list" for his school supplies, and Target was out of - all things - graph paper. ???! This just baffled me. I mean I know it's Back to School time and all that, but you'd think that Target would order enough of this basic item to keep in stock. I even looked in the office supply section on the other end of the store, but they were out, too.
So then I headed over to Walgreen's, and guess what? They, too, were out! Dreading a third stop at Staples (one town over) I walked down one block to my local stationery shop, Village Stationers (which has been around, like, FOREVER) and lo and behold, success! Although they, too, were out of the looseleaf kind of graph paper, and I had to settle on the notebook kind. Is there some sort of national scarcity of graph paper? Have any of you, dear readers, had a hard time finding certain school supplies this season?