Food stamps at Whole Foods? Don't be an a** about it...ETA about lotion!
Today I was at Whole Foods buying lotion (finally found something that keeps my daughter's eczema under control!) and I was in line behind this lady who had a cart full of groceries. I was thinking, her bill is going to be outrageous, she would have been better off going to the Farmer's Market! When she got ready to pay, the cashier got all sour-faced and started slinging her stuff into the bags and cart. I was so confused, then I saw that she was using an EBT card. So what? In my opinion, that didn't give the cashier free reign to act like a total bish...anyway, after I got my stuff all paid for, I found the manager and told her what I had seen. Let's just say she and the cashier must be sisters, her response was ok, I'll look into it.
At any rate, I see women on here bitching about people buying crap with food stamps, then I see this lady buying totally organic and free range with food stamps and still getting bitched at. What the hell do people want poor people to do? They can't change their circumstances overnight, and every poor person doesn't aspire to be poor forever. Some people are just going through stuff...I don't know, I guess it bothered me. Being poor doesn't equal poor character, and it doesn't always reflect poor decision making. Sometimes stuff happens, and keeps happening, and snowballs into even more stuff...sometimes it's just circumstances. I caught up with the lady out in the parking lot because she was still unloading all of her stuff in her car, which was not fancy at all. I told her she shouldn't let people treat her like that, and she said it happens so often she doesn't even realize it anymore. Shame, shame, shame.
ETA: For those who asked, I bought Borage Therapy dry skin lotion...kind of pricey but does the trick!