Monday, June 2, 2014

Yes, She's on Food Stamps, and no, You Shouldn't Judge Her For It

“Must be nice to have the government pay for your food,” a man muttered under his breath to a woman bagging the eggs, milk, and bread she’d just gotten at Aldi. The woman to whom his comments were directed, walked out to her car, her cheeks flaming, her stomach churning, its meager contents threatening to make a reappearance. The not-so-nice voice that resides in her head sneered at her, saying, “You can’t even buy food for your kids. You’re such a loser.” She wrenched open the broken door of the beat-up, old van and the voice continued, “You can’t even afford a car that isn’t falling apart!”


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1 comment:

Sarah said...

Dawn, I am so sorry you are having to go through all this. What a great reminder to us not to think we know all there is to know about a situation. You are an inspiration, and are doing the right thing by loving your kids and doing every single thing you can do to take care of them and give them the best chance in life. Thanks for reminding us of what's really important.

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