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Nearly paid for a mom's groceries... till I saw what she was buying
June 12, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I was at the self pay ringing up at the same time as another mom.  I was alone and she was only a few feet away so I could hear her conversation with her kids.  They were all so excited to get home because they were hungry, hadnt eaten all day.  The conversation got alarmed and the mom was saying her card wasnt working.  I could tell she needed the food and she didnt know what to do.  She was starting to walk out without her food and I was turning around to offer to pay and then I noticed the packed bags, they are clear so I could see they were filled with  chips, soda and candy.  Not one veggie or fruit. 

I decided they didnt need my help after all.

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  • My2Midgets01
    June 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    I don't know... I would rather a child eat something, if they really are hungry than nothing at all. 

  • britt6
    by britt6
    June 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    Yeah...you showed the world! I mean you said they looked like they really needed the food right? It's okay, I'm sure the kids were much happier with starving then getting chips and candy anyhow.

    In all seriousness, how do you know those were not for their after dinner snack or for school lunch or camp lunch etc.? All in all who cares what she is buying, you need to get off that pompous arrogant ass of yours and do something worthwhile like care about people despite them being different than you. 

  • MeAndTommyLee
    June 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    The fact that you are obnoxious is bad enough, but what's worse is you think your right. 

  • mrsdic
    by mrsdic
    June 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    crap food is cheaper.  which sucks.  you have no idea why she was buying what she was.  if you were vegetarian would you not help someone buying meat because you didn't approve??  ugh.

  • gemikris82
    June 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    i would of still paid.

  • Wydowness
    June 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM


    Quoting doodlebut:

    She was probably buying crap food cause that's all she could afford. I never knew that helping people came with stipulations based on your approval. Either help or don't, but leave your preferences out of it.
  • DevinAnnesmom
    June 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    I have to disagree with you. We are pretty poor and can not afford to spend much when shopping, so the things I DON'T buy are chips, soda and candy. Those are junk foods that are not necessities and don't make meals. You can buy a loaf of bread and other things like that for much cheaper than junk food items. I can't blame the OP for not helping.

    Quoting doodlebut:

    She was probably buying crap food cause that's all she could afford. I never knew that helping people came with stipulations based on your approval. Either help or don't, but leave your preferences out of it.


  • Wendykay1
    June 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM
    I felt really bad for that little girl but then my dh pointed out to me that she was probably a fraud and wanted the money for something else.


    Quoting Mommavieve:

    Wow



    Quoting Wendykay1:

    Once when i had just finished shopping and was putting my groceries in my car a young woman came up to me with her daughter (im guessing around 4 / 5yrs old) and asked if I could give her a few bucks so she could give buy her daughter mcdonalds. I told her no but that I would be happy to purchase her some groceries at the store. I was struggling at the time but was willing to help her out.





    The lady said fu I want the cash. I told her I couldn't help her out then. as they walked away the lady flipped me off and her daughter did the same.





    I COULDN'T BELIEVE MY EYES!






  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    June 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM
    Yea right
  • LadyBugMom09
    June 12, 2012 at 5:49 PM
    You could have offered to buy her some fruits and veggies. Let's just be honest though, there are so many programs out there that there is no reason for kids to go hungry.

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