Dang People!!!! Get A job!!!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by don3778, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. don3778

    don3778 New Member

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    Subject: Uplifting Story Don't Pass Judgement On Others!



    Some people!' snorted a man standing behind me in the
    long line at the grocery store.

    'You would think the manager would pay attention and
    open another line, 'said a woman.

    I looked to the
    front of the line to see what the hold up was and saw
    a well dressed, young woman, trying to get the machine
    to accept her credit card.

    No matter how many times
    she swiped it, the machine kept rejecting it.

    'It's one of them welfare card things.

    Dang people
    need to get a job like everyone else,' said the man
    standing behind me.

    The young woman turned around to
    see who had made the comment.

    'It was me,' he said,
    pointing to himself.

    The young lady's face began to change expression.

    Almost in tears, she dropped the welfare card onto the
    counter and quickly walked out of the store.

    Everyone
    in the checkout line watched as she began running to
    her car.

    Never looking back, she got in and drove
    away.

    After developing cancer in 1977 and having had to use
    food stamps; I had learned never to judge anyone,
    without knowing the circumstances of their life.

    This
    turned out to be the case today.

    Several minutes later a young man walked into the
    store.

    He went up to the cashier and asked if she had
    seen the woman.

    After describing her, the cashier told
    him that she had run out of the store, got into her
    car, and drove away.

    'Why would she do that?' asked the man.

    Everyone in
    the line looked around at the fellow who had made the
    statement.

    'I made a stupid comment about the
    welfare card she was using.

    Something I shouldn't
    have said. I'm sorry,' said the man.

    'Well, that's bad, real bad, in fact.

    Her brother was
    killed in Afghanistan two years ago.

    He had three
    young children and she has taken on that
    responsibility.

    She's twenty years old, single, and
    now has three children to support,' he said in a very
    firm voice.

    'I'm really truly sorry.

    I didn't know,' he replied,
    shaking both his hands about.

    The young man asked, 'Are these paid for?' pointing to
    the shopping cart full of groceries.

    'It wouldn't take
    her card,' the clerk told him.

    'Do you know where she lives?' asked the man who had
    made the comment.

    'Yes, she goes to our church.

    'Excuse me,' he said as he made his way to the front
    of the line.

    He pulled out his wallet, took out his
    credit card and told the cashier, 'Please use my card.

    PLEASE!' The clerk took his credit card and began to
    ring up the young woman's groceries.

    Hold on,' said the gentleman.

    He walked back to his shopping cart
    and began loading his own groceries onto
    the belt to be included. 'Come on people.

    We got three
    kids to help raise!' he told everyone in line.

    Everyone began to place their groceries onto the fast
    moving belt.

    A few customers began bagging the food
    and placing it into separate carts.

    'Go back and get
    two big turkeys,' yelled a heavyset woman, as she
    looked at the man. 'NO,' yelled the man.

    Everyone
    stopped dead in their tracks.

    The entire store became
    quiet for several seconds.

    'Four turkeys,' yelled the
    man. Everyone began laughing and went back to work.

    When all was said and done, the man paid a total of
    $1,646.57 for the groceries.

    He then walked over to
    the side, pulled out his check book, and began
    writing a check using the bags of dog food piled near
    the front of the store for a writing surface.

    He turned around and handed the check to the young man.

    'She will need a freezer and a few other things as
    well,' he told the man.

    The young man looked at the check and said, 'This is
    really very generous of you.

    'No,' said the man.

    'Her brother was the generous
    one.

    Everyone in the store had been observing the odd
    commotion and began to clap.

    And I drove home that
    day feeling very American.

    We live in the Land of the free, because of the
    Brave!!! Remember our Troops of Yesterday and Today!!!

    A great example of why we should be kind and patient.


    Kindness is the language the blind can see and the
    deaf can hear.




    Don't be so hasty to pass judgement on others till you have walked a mile in their shoes.

    don3778
     
  2. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    It makes one think.
     

  3. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    Very good story,Thanks for posting
     
  4. rob128146

    rob128146 New Member

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    Thanks for posting this story!! I heard it on the radio the other day and was wondering where I could find the story at to write it down. You know that just goes to show you that you never know the circumstances until it might be to late.:angry::sad2: This kind of stuff goes on daily and it is so uncalled for.
     
  5. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Thank you Don for the eye opening story. (Never judge a book by its cover)
     
  6. ladyfish50

    ladyfish50 New Member

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    Thanks Don for the beautiful story. I'll try to always keep it in mind.
     
  7. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    Speaking as someone who has had to use food stamps on a couple of occasions, I can sympathize with the lady in the story. My husband and I are not slackers, and we always pay our bills on time and get by as best we can. But sometimes situations happen, and you are left hanging in the wind. It happened to us 5 years ago when my husband was injured at work and have to have surgery on his hand. I am a caregiver for my mom and homeschool my kids. So we were stuck between a rock and a hard place. We used the stamps for a little while until we got back on our feet, but to hear someone say something like that when you are already at an extremely low point in your life can just rip your heart out.
    Let's just hope this story will change the opinions of some folks and make them think "What if that was me?".

    Deb
     
  8. michiganwhitetailRLM

    michiganwhitetailRLM New Member

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    Thats what it is all about. :big_smile:
    Acts of
    Random
    Kindness! The boat that will make the wolrd a better place. GOD BLESS!
     
  9. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the post Don. Like was said" Don't judge the book bythe cover".
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Don thanks for a touching story. " God continues to work in mysterious ways". If one would listen with their heart instead of their ears only we would see this response more often.
     
  11. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    How come the kids mother isn't taking care of them????????
     
  12. roostermandave

    roostermandave New Member

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    well first of off that made the tears fall, and secondly , nice to see someone else takin in a part of society when the call comes in to lend a hand ,my self served 3 combat terms, i was in somalia,beruit,and 91 i was in the gulf. and suffer from several health problems and i for one cant even get social security,go ole uncle sam gives me a lil check once a month, sadly i was turned down for food stamps,so with the story you shared i want to say thank you, maybe alot of folks will read that.my thoughts ,God bless AMERICA, and GOD bless you, my friend.
     
  13. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    That was a great post and story.Really makes a person stopand think.Even brought tears to this ole mans eyes and I'm not ashamed to admit it either.Thanks foe sharing.
     
  14. porboy

    porboy New Member

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    Good story. Thanks for posting it.
     
  15. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    God Bless Them And all of AMERICA!
     
  16. River_monster91

    River_monster91 New Member

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    that has to be one of the best things i have ever read in my life. i thank you for posting it for everyone to read. i really do apreciate it though. im kinda speechless right now but its a good kind of speechless.
     
  17. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    Amen brother! Great post!
     
  18. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    I agree, it's a great story! But wonder if it's true? Sounds like another internet forward... but don't guess that matters for it has made me give something like that a lot more thought.
     
  19. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Folks ,I have been on both sides of that line ,Ashamed when I had to take it ,but a man has to do what a man has to do at times. I just thank GOD I am workin now. and it changes the way I used to think about all them folks too.