Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I have a problem

It is that time of year. When I can no longer control my urges. Heroin? Meth? Oh no, far too expensive. I am way too cheap for any of those. You see, every time I am in Target this time of year I get the shakes.

My name is Adam and I have a problem with office/school supplies.

I am not sure what it is, but I LOVE checking out the office supplies section. I've been known to go to OfficeMax while my wife shops in a nearby store and just 'take it all in'. I love the way they look, with promises of organizational efficiency, but probably most importantly I love the way they smell. They even SMELL like I could get some major collating done.

This time of year all of the major department stores have isles and isles filled with school supplies. Normally, little school kids are running about (undoubtedly with sticky hands and runny noses) trying to get the biggest / best trapper-keeper that they can get their sticky little mitts on. All that I can do is stare at them in jealousy - ever conscious of becoming the creepy old guy who likes to look at little school kids in Target.

Of course, I often times have to balance my feelings for office supplies with my ever increasing fear of fatherhood. Lest I spend too much time hanging out with a bunch of little kids and "get the urge" to have a few of my own.

So, as much as it takes all of my willpower, I shuffle along. Not able to get my own sticky mitts on any of the unicorn or Power Ranger folders. But, trust me when I say, as soon as those kids are back in school I'll be there snapping up 50% off packages of rainbow pencils.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh man, I used to LOVE going back to school and getting all my new supplies. I always ended up buying way more than I needed.

Ulyana said...

hahahahaha, this is so hilarious!

i got my husband a pink barbie doll pen when we started dating and the agreement was that he had to take it to each class with him, which he did, lol... he got lots of dirty looks, haha.

Pat said...

You know you have a problem if you name your first born Clearance, as in the sale.

I was looking at the twin cities marathon map. At the 15 mile marker, there's a light rail stop. I'm hoping my training will get me there.

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

Do they still have Trapper Keepers? Wild!

The Sean said...

is that trapper keeper one you personally purchased? Nice choice

Ted said...

LOLLL.. This is hilarious. I would be so anal retentive when it comes to looking at those "Back to School" supplies.

Michelle said...

Your adorable!

Christine said...

Big Brother, we are definitely related. I too have a love of back to school supplies and the smell of germ free books!

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RunningLaur said...

Post-it notes, sharpies, binders, pens of all the same brand... So exciting!!