Speaking of store layouts, they’ve become a bit of a moving target. These days, it seems that as soon as we figure out where everything is in our favorite store, the powers-that-be decide to rearrange everything. If you don’t go into a certain store for a few weeks, you just might find that the entire place has been rearranged the next time you enter the premises. It’s like they don’t want you to know where the items you want to buy are located.
The truth is, that’s exactly why they do it. If you know where everything is, you can walk into the store with a pre-planned route and snag everything on your shopping list without paying any attention to what else is there. But if nothing is where you remember it, you’ll have to wander the aisle to look for what you need. And when you do that, you’ll find all kinds of things to buy that weren’t on your list. They’ll find their way into your cart and, from there, onto your register receipt.