posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 02:28 PM
No, it doesn't seem wrong. I grew up in Southern NM. In elementary school, I remember the teachers right before lunch pulling out a list and a
handfull of tickets and calling up kids by name to take their lunch ticket. These were welfare kids getting their tax payer paid for lunch stub. I
remember more than once forgetting to grab my $1 on my way out the door and ending up going without a lunch. Now, I provide those two stories to say
this... they eliminated the "in front of everyone" ticket handout because it supposedly "humiliated" the poor kids. Strange thing, I don't ever
remember anyone making fun of or even saying anything negative to those kids, nor do I recall them acting like it was some sort of embarassment.
Also, I don't recall any negative side effects from going without lunch. I'm 6'4" and weigh 320 lbs... if going without lunch stunted my growth,
then I want reparations from the school for crushing my hopes of being a pro wrestler, NBA center, or body double for Godzilla.
Nothing wrong with a cheese sandwich at all. I love them, and still have them for lunch myself at times. If having deadbeat parents is shamefull to
these kids, then I say that's a great thing! Maybe it means they'll try to break the cycle and not be deadbeats themselves. If they saw it with no
shame, then it would probably mean the fruit isn't falling far from the tree. Furthermore, why in the hell should tax dollars be used to feed these
kids, anyway? WE AREN'T TALKING ABOUT POVERTY STRICKEN CHILDREN HERE. The kids who's parents are truly poor get subsidised lunches. We're
talking about kids whose parents are making a concious decision not to pay their fair share for their child's dietary needs.