So I am on food stamps, me and my DH only have one car and he works 5 days a week, 12 hour days and since he would have to walk 5 miles to get to a bus stop, he HAS to take the car to work. Well he was supposed to have today off work so we were going to go grocery shopping today but his work called and asked him if he could pick up the extra shift, of course he took it for the extra money. So I called my aunt to see if she could take me (she lives about a mile away). She said she would let me use the car if she could pick me up then have me drop her off at her eye appt and then go grocery shopping and then pick her back up. So that's what we did. Well I bought my groceries using food stamps AND coupons (which for some reason people hate). When I went to my car with my 2 small children in toe, this woman comes stomping up to us and shouts "so you can't afford your groceries but you can afford a new BMW"? I calmly as I could answered her that it's not her business but since she seems to want so badly to know, this is not my car, and the reason I couldn't use the car me and my DH share is because he is working extra so that we can afford to get off of the food stamps. She also didn't like that I bought a $14 roast, which will make about 6 meals for my family, I guess she is one of those who think that people who are on food stamps should eat rice and canned meat. I am not saying that no one abuses the system, I see people on here talking about people they KNOW who do that, but if you don't know the person, don't judge. If you see someone getting into a nice car, understand that if that was their car, they probably would be able to get food stamps, if they have a nice purse, maybe it was a gift from someone, or if they have 5 kids with them, maybe they aren't all theirs, maybe they are babysitting to help support their family.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:01 PM on Jul. 4, 2011 in Money & Work
Ugh!!! People really need to mind their own business or get ALL the facts before they have something to say!!
Don't judge until you've walked a mile it someone else's shoes - great words to live by!!! UGH!!
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