Today is the 1st of the month when EBT cards are loaded for those receiving food stamps (SNAP). The Walmart on E. Craig road and N. Nellis Boulevard in Las Vegas will have lines at the checkouts clear into the departments.
This Walmart is located near Nellis Air Force Base, and all military personal receive a paycheck on the 1st of the month.
For 6 days solid, one wants to stay away from Walmart if he does not want his frozen food items to thaw in line at the checkout. One can stand in line for one hour on the 1st day of the month at this particular Walmart. One will see many of the checkouts are not open during this busy time of the month. Upper management will not schedule a proper number of cashiers on the 1st day of the month.
Smiths on N. Nellis Boulevard is not as bad because management has a cashier on every checkout stand with the exception of the self-checkout stands. All of the self-checkouts are working unlike at Walmart where half of the self-checkouts are out of order of this or that reason.
Additionally, the produce at this particular Smiths is first rate whereas the produce at Walmart is second and third rate. The strawberries are the best example. Walmart will sell strawberries which are not fully ripe and are classified as seconds and thirds. Smiths will sell first rate strawberries which are fully ripe. Plus, one will find Walmart will sell red potatoes which are so small and called culls. Smiths will carry larger red potatoes which are not culls. In Idaho farmers feed culls their pigs. Walmart secures these culls for a "song and a dance." Beware!
This is not to say I do not shop at Walmart. Walmart is much less expensive on nonfood items than Smiths, Albertsons, and Food 4 Less in Las Vegas.