My Issues With Food Stamps

Posted: March 30, 2009 in Just Livin'
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There are two things I despise:

  1. People who can work and don’t and
  2. Thieves

To me, there is no justification for not holding a job to support yourself and your family.

.. and I really don’t want to hear that there are no jobs because it’s more like there are no jobs that suit YOUR overly inflated self worth because when it comes down to it people who are responsible and have a work ethic will do whatever it is necessary in order to support their family.

With that said, however, I am not heartless.

I do believe that there may come points in people’s lives that they need assistance.

ASSISTANCE as defined by Dictionary.com is the act of assisting; help; aid or support… it does NOT say that means for the rest of YOUR life and the lives of your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.

But worse is the attitude some people have regarding how entitled they are to basically, YOUR money.

A woman came into the shop this morning and wanted to purchase a 25 cent bag of potato chips using her food stamps. Since it COSTS ME 30 cent for the “priviledge” of accepting the card I told her no.

She looked at me like I was out of my mind.

She told me I HAD to take the card.. that my shop is a public shop.

I told her that my shop was a private establishment and therefore, I determine what I do or not not sell and to whom.

She got indignant and I don’t remember exactly what that particular exchange was but she said something about having kids and I told her that her kids weren’t the one’s that were going to eat the chips.. that she, in fact, was going to eat them while walking down the street and would probably throw the empty bag on the side walk and that I’m getting tired of my money benefiting people who are more then capable of benefitting themselves.

She sucked on her teeth, wagged her finger in my face and said that I didn’t give her anything.

Actually it was “… you done gif me nuffin’

Forgive me but it’s all in the essence of accuracy…

So I went off and asked her if she ever held a job and what exactly she though the taxes taken from a paycheck goes…

“I’ll tell you, “… I told her.

The money that gets taken out of MY check goes to fill HER food stamp card meaning that MY money is going for feeding HER kids which gives ME less to feed mine.

Guess the logic cracked her little walnut and she threw the bag of chips on the counter, called me a bitch and walked out.

I might be a bitch.. but at least I can eat potato chips

Comments
  1. The Goober says:

    So I’m catching up on all of your latest and this just made me wake the folks on the second floor of this hotel with my loud laughter.

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