I realize there are a lot of real issues plaguing our society today, and that this vent is really quite indulgent. Still, these thoughts have been festering inside of me and I need to get them out. I can't imagine I'm the only Borough dweller who feels this way.
In recent months, new construction projects have been underway in our Borough's corners, and everytime I have gotten my hopes up that we will finally have a Target to call our own. Instead, we ended up with another drug store, another gas station, and another apartment building. This is really burning me up.
Do I realize that the Concordville Target is approx 5 miles away, or that there are three dispersed throughout Exton and Malvern? Duh, yes, I'm not an idiot. This just further angers me, since those jerks in 19341 are hogging all the good clothes (though we do have the market on good bars & boutiques).
To add insult to injury, we have a KMart. A Kmart that manages to keep its doors open year after year despite offering the most frustrating shopping experience EVER, unless you count the Exton Wal-Mart, where it's always Black Friday. I fantasize, as I'm standing in a line of 14 people at the only open aisle in the big K, that a swarm of stylish youngsters in their red Target shirts and emo glasses will magically appear and stage a hostile takeover. Replacing Kathy Ireland's collection with Mossimo, and just allowing us all to get on with our lives already.
Don't even get me started on Trader Joe's! Media gets one, Wilmington gets one, Devon gets one. My e-mails to the corporate office have gone unanswered. I will not stand for it! I want all the reasonably priced organic guacamole I can eat, and I want it within walking distance. So I can drive to it, but faster.
As much as I hate to see our quaint town fall into the hands of big box corporations, if we're going to have a KMart, we can survive a Target. If we're going to have a Carlino's, a Trader Joe's isn't going to sink our Battleship or chip away at our character.
And if I need a cute shirt for a hot date at Side Bar (which I never have, but I imagine someone out there does) I want to get my stylishly disposable tunic close to home and not trek all the way to Glen Mills. Wouldn't hurt to have a little movie theater either. Painters Crossing is almost as far as Target. Which is just a little farther than Chick-fil-a. Speaking of.....