Monday, August 1, 2016

Don't be buying steak.

Yesterday at book club someone brought up the whole thing about "those people" who are using "our money" to buy steaks with their six kids with their nails done and cell phones again.


Nothing really pisses me off more than people who have way too much worrying about people who have way too little.

Like why would you be buying a steak if  you are using an EBT card. Like why is it your freaking business if they are buying a steak? Maybe they saved up for a special occasion. Why do you care!

Also, that woman with six kids, how do you know they are all hers? Maybe she's got a few extras she's taken in. Someone actually said at book club "I stopped after one because I knew that was all I could afford". REALLY NOW.

I pay for my daughter's cell phone so that I can keep in touch with her. How do you know someone isn't doing that for them? Maybe they painted their own nails. Are you supposed to look like shit because you are down on your luck?

It just amazes me how people are so quick to judge. As someone who has used a "government card" while my husband was on disability and I was on unemployment it just chaps my hide.

Like lucky you that nothing has ever happened in your life to knock you down.

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Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I know I have to really watch myself to not make quick judgements about what I see. You are so correct. Making assumptions is thoughtless and unkind. Thanks for the reminder!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

OH I so hear you Julie.
Perhaps it was someone's birthday and they decided to break down and splurge to brighten their day because they have been depressed about life.
Who are we to judge? We are not living in their home and in their shoes.
The people who say such awful things are the ones to watch. If they think everyone is doing something suspicious perhaps they are or would and that is why their mind goes there.
My mind doesn't even go there.

Just like that video I had on my blog - you don't know what is going on in others lives from the outside so just shut your mouth.

Chris H said...

I totally agree! I've been on welfare too, as a separated mother with 4 kids to look after. I had a cell phone too... which my parents paid for. People really should just mind their own damn business.

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