Mom’s Hilarious Vow About Target Drive-Up Service Is SO Relatable

Ah, Target, a shopping haven for moms everywhere, AM I RIGHT? I mean, I hardly know a mom who doesn’t adore strolling those red-and-white aisles while sipping on a coffee from the Target Starbucks with her kids safely strapped into the cart within an inch of their little lives. Or better yet, a mom who doesn’t love strolling those aisles SOLO when she gets the rare break from her motherly duties. Since Target undoubtedly knows their target (see what I did there?) audience, it was no surprise to me when they started offering Target drive up service where you can order online, park, and have your stuff delivered to you. After all, moms are going crazy for these types of services at grocery stores like Kroger and Walmart.

But Target, I’ve got news for you. The reason we LOVE those services at other stores is because we HATE going inside those other stores. But Target, we adore coming inside your store. You’re our one and only retail BAE. So, I’m sorry not sorry, but Target drive up service is DEAD TO ME.

And, I’m not the only one! I DIED laughing and then shook my fist in solidarity when I read this hilarious Facebook post by mom Rachel Sarhalar on this very topic of Target drive-up service. She posted it August 1, but I didn’t see it until yesterday, which is shocking to me because it’s been shared over 11,000 times by like-minded mamas! To express her feelings about Target drive up service, Rachel posted the photo below and said:


Photo: Rachel Sarhalar/Facebook

“No Target,

I will never use your drive up spaces. 
You can’t take away my ability to aimlessly walk around and look at 6,409,371 things when I only came in for bread.
How in the world would I know about the new makeup collection that came out or the newest toys?
What if I didn’t know I needed a new purse or my kids need the cute backpacks you just put on the end isle?!
Or what about the new Magnolia decor?? How dare you take the Magnolia decor away from me!
It may not be cheaper than therapy, but c’mon! What can therapy do for me that Target cannot?!
So, I will NOT be using your order ahead spaces… ever.
Those are for people who have their lives together. Who know exactly what they want.
Who don’t need Target therapy.
I’m not that person.
You can’t take that away from me.

Your best customer”

Excuse me while I post ALLLL the cry-laugh emojis on this one! I could not possible agree more. I NEED my Target therapy time, especially now that all my kids are in school and I can hit that red bullseye paradise SOLO! No so, I won’t be using Target drive up service either. But for you ladies who have crazy babies or toddlers who aren’t great shoppers, I’m very glad it exists for you until such a time as you too can roam those blessed aisles to get two things you need and twelve things you don’t need as well. Godspeed, my Mama friends.

Have you availed yourself of Target drive up service, or are you just gonna stick with doing that deal at a regular grocery store? I’d love to hear what you think!

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.

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