Dear Burwood Westfield management, their web team and the nice girl who orders your stationery,

This morning when I woke up, I thought I would pop along to your establishment and spend some money at Target.

I thought I’d go there early, before getting on with the rest of my Sunday. Of which, there was a lot of Sunday to get through, thankyouverymuch.

And because, as a general rule, shopping centres in November/December should be avoided after 11.00am on weekends.

And because of this information on your website:


I drove in at 8.57am, got a good parking spot and headed towards Target.

Only to find Target wasn’t anywhere near opening. Not even the internal lights at Target were on.

So I did some laps of the shopping centre, got a start on my grocery shopping (though I prefer my Woollies at Marrickville Metro, thanks). Walked past Target numerous times (9.12am, 9.34am and 9.51am—to be precise) AND THE STORE STILL WASN’T OPEN.

I even tried shopping at K-Mart, but we all know it doesn’t quite cut it compared to Target. BUT AT LEAST K-MART WAS OPEN AT THE CORRECT TIME.


Also, your stupid 2-hour free parking (who are you? Bondi Westfield? Jeebus) meant I was moments from having to actually pay for my parking because I TRUST THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE ON YOUR WEB SITE.

So please fix the info on your damn web site, or hang some shit on Target. That’s what happens at Eastgardens Westfield when stores open more than 5 minutes late.

I was so distressed by this interruption to my planned schedule, that spent almost $200 at Target. And bought a coke from the vending machine near the parking ticket machine. Can I send you the receipts for reimbursement?


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2 thoughts on “An open letter to Burwood Westfield

  1. I think your expectations are clearly too high. Information on a website to be correct and up to date … hahaha!!
    .-= Ian´s last blog ..Hungry Jacks throws its hat in the ring =-.

    Posted on 29 November 2009 at 6:30 pm
  2. that is so annoying! it’s bad enough when shops don’t open on sundays at a decent hour as is because of later trading hours… but if they aren’t opening when they’re supposed to? that’s just lazy!!
    .-= a girl called e´s last blog ..Try not to be jealous but… =-.

    Posted on 4 December 2009 at 1:42 pm