In the past I have taken this woman to the food bank a few times. She is disabled and doesnt have a lot of people to get rides from. She does drive but because of medical reasons she is restricted from time to time. Out of the goodness of my heart I have taken her three or four times. Mind you she lives 15min from my house and the food bank is another 45min from her house. It is always on a saturday and I have to take ds with because dh works saturday. She never pays for gas and I never get any food as I feel we may be on a tight budget since I had to quit working but we still make it. We usually end up there for 2-3 hrs and there is no way to occupy my 3 yr old that long. Plus this woman then expects me to drive 10 under the speed limit and only drive the route she wants which takes longer, and when I do go my route and do the speed limit she freaks out. Then when we get done she expects me to go to walmart and do her shopping while she waits in my car. After all is said and done she expects for me to not only bring everything in for her but also put everything away. So I am now on restricted activity myself, no drivng, walking and standing is restricted to 10 min, no heavy lifting, and no being outside after 9am (which the waiting area is in a church parking lot). Well I had to tell this woman I cant take her this month and she freaked out. First telling me I need to find someone to drive her and then crying that she needed that food so bad. She really doesnt even need the food, she has 3 pantries, a full freezer and a regular fridge freezer combo filled with food. Many times the food ends up in a box in her living room because there is no room. She gets $125 a month for food stamps, meals on wheels for breakfast and lunch, commodities, senior food, and rural empowerment. I just feel used and unappreciated. I cant drive and I have gone out of my way and spent money and half a saturday on this woman more than once and she doesnt even give a crap when I run into a hard time.
on Jun. 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM