Just the opposite for me. Target is about five blocks away and Walmart at least five miles, so I shop Target often. Fortunately our Target doesn’t have checkout issues, line hardly lasts a few minutes but their prices are higher and they have less variety than Walmart.Every now and then I get frustrated enough to consider it. Unfortunately Walmart is 10 minutes away and Target is more like 30. I have 2 other grocery stores to choose from; but one is always more expensive (but they carry things I can’t find elsewhere) and the other is better for quick stops. So that’s where DH and I go during the week if we need something between grocery orders.
Our Target is REALLY bad for the checkout situation too. If I run in during the kids extracurriculars I need to allow as much time for checking out as I do browsing. The last time I went in they initially had only self-checkout and the line was so long it reached into the beauty area beyond the registers. The only actual cashiers they’ve had are a couple of people with limiting disabilities. One man is really nice and does a professional job of it even though he can’t physically do everything. The last lady I was surprised to see was a deaf friend of my mother’s. I don’t sign much but we manage. It was really nice to see her. I give her a lot of credit for facing that communication barrier all the time! I’m not sure I would appreciate having to have “I’m deaf” added to my name tag because its a position where people expect to talk to you and get questions answered. Hopefully it was her decision to take that position because she’s confident in herself. I just find it odd that it looks like they choose them only for that work.