Saturday, February 11, 2012

Retail whores.

It happened again, this time at a Walgreens.

I'm standing in line to check out and in front of me are a couple of fat, grossly overweight women, one of whom is talking on her new iPhone and bragging about all its new features.

The counter is loaded with ice cream, cokes, chips and enough candy to make the entire dental industry giddy in anticipation of the cavities to come.

Time to pay up, and you guessed it.

Out comes the food stamp card--known as a SNAP card. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the key word here being nutritional.

I'm steaming. I've been trying to get back home while fighting weather and an impending head cold. Detours and delays equal additional income spent on food, lodging and gas while also resulting in lost income by not being able to be back at the home base. Money which I earned and comes out of my pocket--not the government's.

The cashier bags up the first hog's junk and it fills up that little shopping cart. The second hog places a pack of gum on the counter, whips out her EBT card, which stands for Electronic Benefits Transaction, paid for the chewing gum and got $20 bucks cash back. Then she bought two packs of cigarettes.

Then she did ANOTHER transaction for more gum, got ANOTHER $20 bucks back and used that to buy a case of beer!

I blew.

I let both of those fat, arrogant parasitic pieces of human sewage know exactly what I thought of them. A manager was called. He tried explaining to me the store's "policy" on taking food stamps and EBT and cash back for cigarettes and beer. I told him what I thought. He told me he'd call the police. I handed him my phone, made sure he noted it was NOT a brand new high-dollar iPhone like the one used by Hog #1, and told him to call the police because a crime was damned sure being committed--only not by me, but by him and his Hog slopping clientele.

Police show up. I'm still steaming. Hogs have left. Didn't see what kind of "ride" they were in, but you know, it wouldn't have surprised me if they were in a new car than my pickup truck.

Police tell me I was out of line. I tell the police to basically kiss my ass. They explain the concept of "criminal trespass" to me if the store wants to go that route. I explain the concept of how much CASH my wife and I spend at said store on prescriptions and goods (although that came to a screeching halt). Dipshit manager tells me they don't care WHERE the money comes from (government welfare or cash from hard-working honest citizens) that it all spends the same.

I leave.

For good.

Retail whores.

We have a choice where we can spend our hard-earned money. So long as we continue to spend it at the large corporate entities that support Obamacare, welfare for anyone and everyone simply so that they can skim from it, retailers who buy the vast majority of their goods from communist China, who mark their prescriptions up for insurance reimbursement 1000% or more, who cut thousands of jobs while giving their senior executives huge raises and bonuses. . .

So long as we continue to spend our money with brands like that, we, America, as a nation, will continue to go under. So long as we continue to stay silent when we see the abuses go on, we, America, as a nation will continue to go under.

Nobody wants to rock the boat. Nobody wants to take a stand. Nobody wants to dare have to explain themselves to a police officer.

Son of a bitch.

If our forefathers had thought like that, we'd still be having tea at 4:00 every day and bowing to some king or queen.

Just where, in our societal evolutionary process, did we lose our collective ovaries and testicles?

Money runs our government. Trying to get the whores inside of the beltway to listen to us is futile. They listen to the big corporations.

So long as we continue to feed the big corporations, who in turn, screw us, there is no reason for the Beltway whores to pay us any mind whatsoever. Half the nation pays taxes, the other half doesn't. Washington pays more heed to those who pay no taxes because they are the easiest votes to buy.

And those easy votes are being courted by retail whores like Walgreens and CVS.

No thank you. I'm still free to spend my money where I choose, and I choose not to support corporations who promote and pander to those who abuse a system designed to help those temporarily struggling.

Because when you start putting up your "We welcome SNAP" signs over your private brand JUNK FOOD and ICE CREAM and private brand COKES and PASTRIES, you are promoting a gross abuse of the system.

Think about that the next time you find yourself in one of these places.

Then have the guts to take a stand.


Jim McKee said...

Holy crap, that is some BS. I think the same restrictions ought to be put on those cards as is placed on WIC. And NO cash back, under any circumstances. (As a side note, I remember a story a while back, where someone with one of those cards withdrew money using it, from an ATM at a casino!!!)

PISSED said...

Un farkin real... we are headed for the collapse faster and fasted each day. The handouts will not be able to be maintained. I applaud you for speaking out, its really sad that it has gotten to this point in out country.

DaddyBear said...

The sad thing is that I'm not shocked by this behavior, either by the people misusing their cards, the business, or the police. Anyone who looks at someone gaming the system and tries to shame them into better behavior is the one out of line, and I'm getting sick of paying for other peoples bad habits.

Heroditus Huxley said...

Food stamps need to go back to what they used to be: a monopoly-money "cash" that could only be used to purchase actual food--staples, only. Y'know, things like flour, baking powder/soda, yeast, sugar, milk, canned veggies, beans, ground beef, and whole roaster chickens (none of this "boneless, skinless, for your convenience"), etc. No cash change of anything over $.99.

I suppose that would mean that the hogs like what was described would have to learn to cook.

Old NFO said...

Unbelievable... Not that I doubt for a minute what you've said, I just didn't realize it has gotten that bad... And I agree with Heroditus!

MikeyB said...

Bravo Zulu. I salute you Sir, for your courage to stand up for what's right.

Heroditus Huxley said...

I've written a post about the topic, and linked back to this. Post should pop up tomorrow morning.

It's more disgusting and appalling than most of us actually realize.

agirlandhergun said...

Wow, just wow!

Anonymous said...

Jesus Christ Tex! Settle down! You are going to blow a gasket or something!

Let me cheer ya up a bit: Athens was on fire this morning!Isn't it great? The welfare and entitlement slobs can't find anyone to pay for the free lunch so they set their city on fire! Sweet!

One way or another, this won't go on much longer...


Will said...

I see this crap all the time where I live. At least when the shit hits the fan, these kinds of people will be the first to go.

I applaud your action of telling these people off, we need more people who have the balls to stand for their values.