One-stop shops with everything we will need to survive for the rest of our lives, the department stores Kmart, Walmart, and Target are everywhere. Opinions vary on which of these is the best. Through my own personal experience I will try to help you come to a conclusion on the winner of this triple threat match.
Whenever you find a Kmart you can usually guarantee there are at least a few other empty stores around. For some reason Kmarts manage to survive economic turmoil in lower income areas. Dancing around the obvious insult, Kmarts tend to be the trashiest of these three stores.
Inside the Kmart you will usually find understaffed bitter employees more focused on gossiping about their weekend plans than helping you find what you came there for. That’s not to say all employees of “The Big K” fall into this category, just each I have encountered which is enough to stereotype them all.
I dread going to Kmart because the lines are always long and the customers seem as unhappy with their existence as the people working there. The only bonus is that the prices are pretty cheap and I don’t have to see the dumb yellow smiley face Walmart seems so fond of.
A trip to Walmart is like a week-long vacation for some children; those poor, unfortunate kids. Indeed some Walmarts are big, fancy, and actually a joy to be inside. However, behind all of the great bargains and polite elderly greeters not everything is perfect.
Walmart has become the token place where the delinquents of society travel to for their shopping needs. In another life, many of the frequent customers may have had consecutive sellout evenings with a traveling circus.
How good a Walmart is or is not usually depends on how new the store happens to be. The newer and larger ones can be a pleasure. In fact, some even have a completely reliable supermarket in the store. In the smaller ones you will probably find expired yogurt in the toy aisle.
Beautiful people shop at Target. Perhaps it’s the alluring red that calls to them. In a scavenger hunt for women in yoga pants, Target is the place to search. Of course, not all clientele in this store are model material just the most compared to other similar stores.
Target’s biggest benefit is probably the consistency of each. While Walmarts can vary, Target never quite blows you away nor does it disappoint. The mission statement for this store seems to be providing you with everything you need and nothing more.
The workers at Target also tend to be a little more polite than either Kmart or Walmart. A lot of factors could contribute to this; anything from the way the employees are treated to whom they are willing to hire. All I know is that if I ever have to buy anything embarrassing, Target is the place to go. They will never judge me. They are just so pleasantly Stepford.