To be honest, the biggest reason why I haven't shopped at WalMart for a few years is because it is not close to my house. I'm lazy and would rather drive to a closer store that only takes two minutes rather than ten. Today my mother-in-law asked me to pick something up for her at WalMart, and since I needed some groceries anyway I was happy to oblige. When I hit the produce section I started to question my laziness, because many of the produce prices were lower than my usual store and the produce was just as fresh. But then I tried to find some spinach in the frozen foods section and they were completely out. I had a similar experience trying to find hair detangler for S-Boogie and they only had one set of the curtains my mother-in-law wanted me to buy. Then when I got to the cash register I had to wait several minutes while the cashier chatted with another one who was apparently replacing her. No one looked at me or said anything to me like "sorry, we're changing shifts". Then several items rang up at much higher prices than they had been listed at; especially in the produce department I had trouble determining what the real price for anything was. I also don't like how they use so many bags for everything; the bread went in its own bag, the milk in its own bag, the curtain in its own bag, and so on. Then on the way out I slipped and nearly fell in a puddle on the floor; the first person I notified grunted and pointed to another lady, who barely looked up from her chat with a fellow worker to nod when I pointed out the puddle and remarked that it was dangerous and should be cleaned up.
The thing is, as much as I complain about these things at WalMart, most of them have happened to me at other stores. I get tired of being unable to find things in stock and I really dislike rude customer service. I am somewhat tempted to start shopping at WalMart again because their prices really are low, but I think I'll let laziness convince me to keep going to the stores closer to my house. Maybe I should just invest in some chickens and a cow so I never have to go to the grocery store again.