The other day while picking up WIC at Cub Foods I was standing in line with about three people in fount and behind me. I only need formula at the time so it was suppose to be just a quick in and out.
I felt kinda odd standing in line with nothing, I’m sure it looked odd too. The line moved quickly. I walked up to the cashier said,” I just have wic, sensitive formula the orange can”. She paged it over the intercom. I then stepped aside and let everyone go in fount of me. Figured I would be polite and not make everyone wait.
Just before the last couple started bagging up their groceries a lady arrived with my formula. I smiled and said hello as we started the transaction. Anyone who has been through the wic program knows that the checkout process can take a while some times. The couple in front of me had finished bagging and on their way out the woman turned to her companion and said,” I hate people who get our taxes to pay for their children’s food, I mean if you can’t afford kids don’t have them!”
I had never encountered this personally before. I’d heardheard many people speak that way about EBT while I was working at a gas station a few years ago but never for wic.
I wasn’t even upset, I just pittied the woman for being uniformed, cold and rude. Before having my son, a comment like that one would of sent me over the edge. Now I just keep my mouth shut and remind myself that people like that are only unhappy with something in their own lives.
That’s about all I have time for today but I hope you all will be back tomorrow and I’d love you hear from you. Questions, comments or ideas.
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