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    Question **My Shopping Experience**

    Well, i had to go grocery shopping today and i had a really weird experience. Want to know what you all think.

    I went to buy groceries from a smaller chain grocery store. They accept only debit cards or cash. At checkout only 2 counters were open and i was in a long line. Finally the people in front of me checked out.

    It was an old couple. They were pretty well dressed in semi-formal clothes and nice shoes. The man gave the cashier a food stamp card type of thing. The cashier swiped it several times and said it was not being accepted by the machine. The man started arguing with him. The cashier then politely told him to pay by some other means. The man swiped a debit card and entered a pin, which got rejected. This happened 3 times. By nowi had been waiting behind them for over 15 minutes. The cashier was an extremely nice guy who was very polite and patient with the couple.

    At this point i started to feel sorry for the couple also and was contemplating offering to pay fro their groceries (i have done that before. I can't bear to see people go hungry )
    Just then the old lady stepped in front of her husband to ask something and i noticed a new Michael Kors handbag on her arm. It was not a knock-off. the bag had excellent craftsmanship and was the real deal.

    By now there were 10 other people behind me at checkout, so the old man decided to pay for his bill. He took out his wallet and pulled out a STACK of 100 dollar bills , and peeled off a hundred dollar bill to pay for the groceries. Finally the rest of us got to move through checkout. The couple did not have the decency or manners to apologize to the cashier or the waiting customers. Also, if they had the darn money, why the heck are they using food stamps

    I was very ticked off. Such people should be ashamed of themselves. They need to know their priorities first and i am pissed that my tax dollars probably paid for that handbag
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    Omg, that is so ridiculous!

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    This sort of thing happens all the time. There are people out there that take advantage of assistance programs and they make the people that actually DO need help look bad. It's sad really, considering how many truly needy people that that wasted money could go to help. I think I have mentioned this before, but there is a couple like this that lives across the street from my parents. They don't work, they simply mooch off the government and charity organizations. And believe me, it's OBVIOUS that these people are capable of working. We have seen the man outside doing heavy yard work, playing tackle (yes, tackle) football with the kids, and shoveling snow. He's perfectly "fine" most of the time. But when this charity organization came to put free insulation in their house... he was hobbling around with a walker, hardly able to get around. Yeah... right...

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    I can't stand those kinds of people. They have no morale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FedUp View Post
    Well, i had to go grocery shopping today and i had a really weird experience. Want to know what you all think.

    I went to buy groceries from a smaller chain grocery store. They accept only debit cards or cash. At checkout only 2 counters were open and i was in a long line. Finally the people in front of me checked out.

    It was an old couple. They were pretty well dressed in semi-formal clothes and nice shoes. The man gave the cashier a food stamp card type of thing. The cashier swiped it several times and said it was not being accepted by the machine. The man started arguing with him. The cashier then politely told him to pay by some other means. The man swiped a debit card and entered a pin, which got rejected. This happened 3 times. By nowi had been waiting behind them for over 15 minutes. The cashier was an extremely nice guy who was very polite and patient with the couple.

    At this point i started to feel sorry for the couple also and was contemplating offering to pay fro their groceries (i have done that before. I can't bear to see people go hungry )
    Just then the old lady stepped in front of her husband to ask something and i noticed a new Michael Kors handbag on her arm. It was not a knock-off. the bag had excellent craftsmanship and was the real deal.

    By now there were 10 other people behind me at checkout, so the old man decided to pay for his bill. He took out his wallet and pulled out a STACK of 100 dollar bills , and peeled off a hundred dollar bill to pay for the groceries. Finally the rest of us got to move through checkout. The couple did not have the decency or manners to apologize to the cashier or the waiting customers. Also, if they had the darn money, why the heck are they using food stamps

    I was very ticked off. Such people should be ashamed of themselves. They need to know their priorities first and i am pissed that my tax dollars probably paid for that handbag
    Wow, that would have pissed me off too! I'm so tired of my tax dollars paying for crap like that....I work hard for my money!! Ok, off my soapbox now

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    Quote Originally Posted by FedUp View Post
    Well, i had to go grocery shopping today and i had a really weird experience. Want to know what you all think.

    I went to buy groceries from a smaller chain grocery store. They accept only debit cards or cash. At checkout only 2 counters were open and i was in a long line. Finally the people in front of me checked out.

    It was an old couple. They were pretty well dressed in semi-formal clothes and nice shoes. The man gave the cashier a food stamp card type of thing. The cashier swiped it several times and said it was not being accepted by the machine. The man started arguing with him. The cashier then politely told him to pay by some other means. The man swiped a debit card and entered a pin, which got rejected. This happened 3 times. By nowi had been waiting behind them for over 15 minutes. The cashier was an extremely nice guy who was very polite and patient with the couple.

    At this point i started to feel sorry for the couple also and was contemplating offering to pay fro their groceries (i have done that before. I can't bear to see people go hungry )
    Just then the old lady stepped in front of her husband to ask something and i noticed a new Michael Kors handbag on her arm. It was not a knock-off. the bag had excellent craftsmanship and was the real deal.

    By now there were 10 other people behind me at checkout, so the old man decided to pay for his bill. He took out his wallet and pulled out a STACK of 100 dollar bills , and peeled off a hundred dollar bill to pay for the groceries. Finally the rest of us got to move through checkout. The couple did not have the decency or manners to apologize to the cashier or the waiting customers. Also, if they had the darn money, why the heck are they using food stamps

    I was very ticked off. Such people should be ashamed of themselves. They need to know their priorities first and i am pissed that my tax dollars probably paid for that handbag
    Oh wow... that's just awful. If you show you have absolutely no money in the bank... you qualify for food stamps.. no matter how much you make. That's why he had all his 100s in his wallet.. he most likely puts no money in the bank. Awful.. just awful.

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    That's terrible! I would have been pretty angry too - those are the people who ruin the decency of things like welfare and food stamps by hiding their money or buying things they don't need at all. It sure seems like that couple only cared about themselves, whether it was holding up a grocery line or cheating the system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marissa806 View Post
    Oh wow... that's just awful. If you show you have absolutely no money in the bank... you qualify for food stamps.. no matter how much you make. That's why he had all his 100s in his wallet.. he most likely puts no money in the bank. Awful.. just awful.
    yes, something is really wrong there.. ya know?

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    Here in Texas, people on food stamps are given a Lone Star Card, which is a food stamp credit card, I guess. I am finally gainfully employed again, so things are getting better for hubby and I, but we struggled a bunch last year as I only worked part time, but I never once went on food stamps, which I guess I should be proud of that I budgeted well and we made it.

    One day, I'm standing in Wal-Mart with my Hamburger Helper and the like, mentally going through my mind if I am over budget with the groceries when I look up and the twenty something ahead of me is upset because she doesn't have enough on her Lone Star Card. Without batting an eye, her forty plus mom whips hers out and says, "Here honey, you can use mine!" That's when I notice all the steaks and extra stuff they are buying and let me tell you it burned me up.

    Nothing like carrying on a family tradition! Mom and daughter both on food stamps. Probably carrying their stuff out to a BMW. I know how you all feel, I see this all the time here where I live.

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    ahhhh I see this too in Chicago w the Link card --- people in front of me with children in Private School uniforms and then put their groceries in a car wayyy nicer than mine !!!

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    This really is terrible. I pay so much in taxes just to have some people take advantage of it..

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    My goodness, I can totally relate. I'm from Texas too and I swear, almost every other person at the grocery stores pays with their Lone Star! Its not fair for the working class who doesn't receives "benefits" since they choose to work & are honest to the system. It's called Government Assistant for a reason, not Government Support!

    Quote Originally Posted by kidchamp69 View Post
    Here in Texas, people on food stamps are given a Lone Star Card, which is a food stamp credit card, I guess. I am finally gainfully employed again, so things are getting better for hubby and I, but we struggled a bunch last year as I only worked part time, but I never once went on food stamps, which I guess I should be proud of that I budgeted well and we made it.

    One day, I'm standing in Wal-Mart with my Hamburger Helper and the like, mentally going through my mind if I am over budget with the groceries when I look up and the twenty something ahead of me is upset because she doesn't have enough on her Lone Star Card. Without batting an eye, her forty plus mom whips hers out and says, "Here honey, you can use mine!" That's when I notice all the steaks and extra stuff they are buying and let me tell you it burned me up.

    Nothing like carrying on a family tradition! Mom and daughter both on food stamps. Probably carrying their stuff out to a BMW. I know how you all feel, I see this all the time here where I live.

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