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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Forgive Me Lord!

It started out so innocently.  I went into WalMart (ugh) to pick up a prescription.  I get my scripts there as I do not have prescription drug coverage and they have the lowest prices.  While I was there, I picked up a few groceries, milk, cereal, veggies.

My nerves were getting the best of me as I waited in line to check out.  Mind you, I had about eight items and I waited at least 15 minutes in line.  The two people in front of me (this is where the Forgive me Lord comes in) had not that many items, but they had Bridge Cards....known to some people as food stamps.  The first couple had to check out their items in separate orders...two cards were exchanged, cash, and debit cards.  The next woman, the one in front of me, had a grocery cart full of cat food  as in ten pound bags, a case of cat treats and kitty litter, vitamins and a few groceries.  Her bill was $123.00.  Wouldn't you know, she didn't have enough cash.  For a  moment, it was one of those random thoughts that went through my head, like...maybe I should be a good person and give her the remaining cash of which she was short.  While I was still pondering, out comes her Bridge card.  WHAT!  She runs it through and only had $14.00 on it, still not enough money.  She needed $22.00.  So she ends up putting back vitamins which gave her $5.08 back on her Bridge Card.

Please help me understand this...why is someone spending $100.00 on cat food and treats and you and I are buying her groceries for her?

Granted, I do like cats and dogs, however, by the looks of things, it was a houseful of cats and she had me feeling sorry for her plus my tax dollars are ultimately paying for that!

I think moral of the story is not to go to WalMart the first of the month and witness first hand the abuse of the system and Bridge Cards such as I just witnessed.

Just had to vent and Forgive me Lord for being judgmental.

1 comment:

  1. I forgive you . . . this is the first time I have heard the WalMart saga . . . Was it after coffee?

    I understand people needing food, dogs and cats too . . . one hundred plus dollars is a bit of cash for the animals . . . oh my . . . and WE paid for it.

    Did you maintain your cool?