posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 08:16 AM
Maybe I am going to play devils advocate here since everyone is praising this post, but I worked in a grocery store for six years and I can see some
While the OP may be deserved of such things, it is pretty sad that many people don't qualify for food stamps, yet don't make enough money to afford
the luxuries of the red meat this man is buying. I couldn't count the amount of time that people on food stamps came in and bought the most expensive
and elaborate meats they could, and I rarely EVER saw anyone besides stamps users to that.
I also was riddled with the comments when they bought things such as two pounds of beef sticks for close to $30-$40 dollars without batting an
eyelash. I sure as hell couldn't afford those and neither could my coworkers at the time.
The sad reality is that myself and my coworkers were working 40 hours a week, mostly doing the task of cash register and mundane grocery bagging,
tasks that any person regardless of disability would be able to do, and yet we weren't make as much money as people on food stamps. Absolutely
ridiculous and a testament to this broken system.
But what was the nail in the coffin for me, and what led to my quitting of said job, was my persistence to comment when people on food stamps to buy
tobacco products and hundreds in dollars of other products that stamps wouldn't cover. Meanwhile I got to watch how their children ran around with
shoes with their toes sticking out and holed up clothing, and needless to say, I was unable to keep quiet to these ingrates to society.
So sure. I'm sure you deserved to be retired early, and that possibly you are an exception to some of these people. But honestly, you come on here
spouting about the food you buy and throwing it into peoples faces, even if that is not your intention, and what do you expect? Sympathy? A
I don't give a dame about what you do with our corrupt system. But know that in the future, regardless of what ailments you have, you are going to
have to come to terms with self reliance. I honestly would not be able to accept a hand out from anybody, and I am proud of that. I guess we are just
two different people.