I have two teen girls and two sons who are 4 and 5. We devised this briliant plan to put the boys in bed and then go to the store where we can shop in peace.
Recently on Yahoo I saw an article about how an overwhelming amount of people on assistance are going to the store the evening before benefits are loaded onto a card, waiting until the stroke of midnight and then checking out.
According to the article, they state that this is a sign of just how desperate people are for food. They claim these people are in such an emergency for food, they stay up late, and shop just to have food for their kids as soon as possible.
I just thought I was being smart for shopping with no little ones and with no crowds. I had no idea this was a "thing" people did out of desperation.
Have you heard of this? The peeps on food stamps shopping at midnight part I mean? Very scary people are sooo bad off...
Answer by wildflowers25 at 12:30 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
I have heard of it, but I assumed it was mainly because they were embarrassed to be seen by someone that might know them and would find out they are on food stamps.... it could be either way I guess.... regardless, it's pitiful that we have gotten to this state in our economy!
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