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Have you ever had a cashier assume you were on foodstamps? Let's not make this a bashing question

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I remember once when my son was a baby,we went to Walmart (lol). We loaded up the belt,and when we walked up to the cashier stand,she let out a giant sigh and said "You have to separate your stuff" I was dumbfounded. I had no clue what she was saying. She kept moving our stuff around on the belt as she rang us up. We had gotten a rotiserrie chicken. She let out another big sigh and said "you can't get this" I asked her what she was talking about and she told me cooked food wasn't allowed on foodstamps. Then it hit me. She assumed we were using foodstamps for our groceries.
I get it. Alot of welfare recipients shop there,but why would you instantly assume? So everyone with a baby is on welfare? She made an ass out of herself. The people behind us were staring.
This was before the cards were issued


Asked by butterflyblue19 at 1:33 PM on Mar. 9, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (24)
  • Yes. It was long before I had any kids, but when yo have a disability, ots of things are assumed about you.

    Answer by Ballad at 2:28 PM on Mar. 9, 2013

  • No, it has never happened to me and when I'm helping a customer, I don't make assumptions on their method of payment.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 2:05 PM on Mar. 9, 2013

  • Not fs, but WIC. We didn't qualify for it, but they saw a baby and immediately started trying to sort out "you can't get this kind of bread you need xyz". I had one cashier lecture me that I should go get WIC instead of paying for formula myself, and when I told her we couldn't, then she gave me this look like I was bragging. Couldn't win with that one.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:12 PM on Mar. 9, 2013

  • Oh, how sad! Yes I've had it assumed before. But I live in the ghetto of the ghetto.

    Answer by staciandababy at 1:35 PM on Mar. 9, 2013

  • No, that hasn't ever happened to me before. I hope you chewed her a new ass for being so rude to you, that was really obnoxious of her to behave that way.

    Answer by Nos4 at 2:03 PM on Mar. 9, 2013

  • No, I haven't.

    Answer by 3libras at 1:37 PM on Mar. 9, 2013

  • I have not

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 1:41 PM on Mar. 9, 2013

  • No, that hasn't happened to me.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 1:46 PM on Mar. 9, 2013

  • In our state, the cards are neon orange...and so are my bank's debit cards. I have had multiple cashiers ask me if that was "cash or food benefits" LOL. Nope. My checking account, actually. LOL

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 3:27 PM on Mar. 9, 2013

  • Where I work, it's against stores policy to ask how a customer is paying. If the customer uses their EBT card and she has things that EBT doesn't cover, it'll show a balance due when I push total. At that time the customer finds an alternate form of paying for the remainder of the balance.
    I'm surprised all stores don't do this.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 5:34 PM on Mar. 9, 2013