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Some of these comments are out of line, IMO.
So what if OP has a computer? Or internet access? Or buys 2 bucks worth of soda a week?
Since when are the disadvantaged not allowed to have anything extra?
Here is how I look at OP's situation:
They weren't always disabled.
Its not his/her fault they are disabled.
At one time he/she made four times what they make now and probably paid into these systems for years and years.
Given the choice, I am certain that OP would choose not to be disabled... but, unfortunately, that isn't something you get to choose.
Should any of that mean that anyone else gets to dictate their life or what they should or shouldn't have? Should that mean that we get to tell OP that he/she can't have a damn 2 liter bottle of soda? Or a pie? Seriously?
Just keep in mind that anyone of you could have an accident or illness that could render you disabled and it can happen in a flash. YOU could be walking in OP's shoes next week or next month.
Its fine to suggest healthier or more economic meal choices, but telling them that they can't have a computer, or internet access, or soda, or pie..... is rude and insensitive given the situation, especially given that the computer is a decade old and from before any of this happened.
OP, there is a thread somewhere on here that has many inexpensive recipes that you may be interested in trying out. I'll dig and see if I can find it for you.
What I won't do, is insist that you give up every last little thing in life and bash your for buying a 2 dollar pie because you are disabled and stuck in this situation that is beyond your control.
edit on 17amSun, 17 Nov 2013 10:13:45 -060013SundaySunday1311 by daryllyn because: (no reason given)
Who do you people think you are telling this person how to shop with their food stamps? Get off your high horse it sickens me. No 225 is not enough for a month when's the last time you bought your own food?
I think what people who are against food stamps don't understand is that the majority of the nation (and this is increasing) are needing assistance to survive due to things outside of their control, and inside of the leaders' control.
I know you are looking for sympathy, but what I see is someone wasting the money on lazy crap.
edit on 11/17/2013 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)
Also food is more important than internet access and photo capturing capabilities. Just an observation.
reply to post by Xterrain
The OP's disability is really none of your business and you should not have asked. You basically did it in a way that was an underhanded insult too. Did you stop to think how cruel your comments were to people with a true mental illness?
edit on November 18th 2013 by Daughter2 because: (no reason given)edit on November 18th 2013 by Daughter2 because: (no reason given)
You can thank all of the people that do abuse the system.