Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ode to JoAnn's.

There are few words that can send a girl like me into full blown panic. Two of them are "STORE CLOSING" at JoAnn's Fabric. I understand that they are just 'moving' but I also realize that they are moving to the other side of town. I don't go over there. It's scary. Also, JoAnn's has been a 5 minute drive from my house since I moved here.
It's a wonderland.
It's also where I go to relieve stress, find myself, celebrate, mourn and visit my therapist at the cutting table.
They recognize me as a 'valued customer'
(at least that's what the fliers and emails say...).
Consequently, now I will have to drive 15 minutes through traffic to enjoy the same benefit. WAAAAHHHHHHH!
So, in essence,
Dear JoAnn's Owners,
I think it's quite rude for you to leave me stranded in downtown with no fabric.
I need you. I love you, please don't go.
But if you must go, I understand.
I will still visit, I'm just afraid that we won't be as close as I once was.

But, I'm sure that once I walk through the doors in the 'new and improved' JoAnn's Fabric, that everything will feel the same.
Squishy, happy, warm, snuggly and generally happy.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I hear ya! I hate that it's a 20 minute drive to the nearest JoAnn's here! But the drive is always worth it. :)