Update: Went shopping at Target and looked around the store. MOST of the women in the store shopping and employed there were PLUS size women like me. So why is Target discriminating against PLUS SIZE women? There were two little pitiful racks of clothes, that is the PLUS SIZE WOMEN’s Department??? Slim pickings. No, I do not usually shop for clothes there, but I know that Walmart has an actual Plus Size department with a decent amount of selections. I like to shop at Lane Bryant and other Plus Size Women’s shops. Pie in the Face to Target for their discrimination against REAL WOMEN and dogs. Real women shop at Lane Bryant and Walmart, not Target.
interesting, cici and I have been going into Target for a few weeks now with no problems. The first time I took her inside, I wondered if they were going to kick us out, but nothing happened. In fact, everyone was friendly towards her. I even took her into the food/supermarket area with no problems. Then yesterday, there was a break in the rain storm and I decided to go to Target to get some food. What a difference !
The first thing I noticed was that there were security people in the store. And one of these was washing a cart. I needed a cart and made the ‘mistake’ of asking her for one, since she was sort of in the way of my getting a cart to begin with. This apparently was annoying to her since she was too ‘busy’ than dealing with customers. So, then she busts me on having Cici in the store. And I ignored her, so she brought out the manager of the store and others who came out and told me that I could not bring Cici into the store (I was already down the aisle towards the food). I told them all that I’d been in the store numerous times with no problems and that I was not going to walk all the way back to the door/outside and leave my dog there. And that she’s a service dog. Finally, this one woman agreed to watch cici while I shopped quickly. What was also interesting was the manager said that they are not allowed to have PIT BULLS in the store, that they could get fined. Not dogs, but PIT BULLS in a store that has a dog that looks like a Pit Bull in their ADS !
when I was finished shopping in a hurry, forgetting some items that I needed, I might add, and checked out, the woman who was holding onto cici told me that cici terrorized some children in the store. sheeesh… cici LOVES children and has NEVER hurt anyone…
cici played with this dog that usually is mean to other dogs the other day… the owner was surprised that her dog was playing with cici saying that her dog NEVER plays with strange dogs.
so now that the narrowminded people at Target have shown me their dark side, am I going shopping there ever again???? not sure. Will definitely complain to their corporate people and see what happens and let you know.
For a company that has a mascot dog in their ads that looks like an American staffie/pit bull, they should educate their employees about these dogs, don’t you think.