A small trip to the grocery...a large aggravation.

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    We have all seen it...each time frowning in quiet frustration.
    I saw it again today.
    I decided to make a tomato-cucumber salad to go with chicken breast I am going to grill, but I didn't have any red onions, or for that matter cucumbers either.
    I am standing in the "fast lane" looking at what this women and daughter in front of me were buying.
    A quick inventory and I summed up the following:

    4 -12 packs of soda pop.
    2 - packages of bologna.
    1 giant bag of cheese-ball puffs.
    1 giant bag of cheese popcorn.
    1 loaf of bread.
    2 - 1 litre cold coke bottles (guess they can't wait till they get home..need it now)

    Annnnd...3 packs of cigarettes.

    She mentioned to the clerk to ring up the cigarettes separately. The clerk didn't blink an eye.
    Then I understood why - she paid for the junk food and pop with a food stamp card, and the f*cking cigarettes with cash.

    Yet another example of wasted taxpayer money.
    Man that pisses me off.
     
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    somebody's having a party!
     
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    The bologna reminds me of the Polka Dot Man (one of the various colorful characters who hang around the Berkeley campus).

    The Polka Dot Man wore clothes on which he had painted red and white dots. One day, I was behind him in line at the grocery store. He had a basket filled with packages of sliced bologna - nothing but bologna.

    Then I figured it out - Big Pink Dots.
     
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    Mebbe you could make up a list of foods only poor people can eat, iamwhatiseem. Jesus, the snobbery of some people.
     
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    i dont thing it was the food that got him...i think it was the 3 packs of ciggies
     
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    Seems to me it was both, bones. Elsewise, why whine about the cold soda? But no matter....mebbe what we need are people like iamwhatiseem to check the tax returns of anyone who wants to buy cigarettes, so poor people cannot get them.

    Unless you have been poor, you have no fucking idea what daily life is like for them. Take your morally superior attitude and shove it up your ass.
     
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    What's so bad about smoking cigarettes?
     
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    It looks like the Darwin Award Diet

    I think the attitude is, he is paying for it and he is insulted that they are spending his money on this kind of stuff.

    I admit I always peek when I see people paying with food stamps, and I always find their diet choices irritating. Why this is so, as it is not my money, is one of the great mysteries of the science of Psychology.
     
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    Snobbery? Hilarious.

    I suppose you have no problem with someone spending $100 a month or so on cigarettes getting taxpayer funded Mountain Dew?
    Why should a country that is in VERY serious financial shape be buying people soda pop and snack food?

    grow up.
     
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    Not near as bad as your reply to the thread.
     

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