Monday, February 23, 2009

Mondays, Poverty, and Zombies

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, animals both domesticated and wild, dōmo arigatō misutā Robotto!

Ah, another Monday, where the coffee cannot be strong enough, the workday cannot be short enough and the paycheck cannot be displaced enough.

Yesterday, at my local grocery store, I had an interesting encounter at the checkout line. In front of me was a well-to-do looking woman wearing a new fox fur coat, perhaps faux fur, Gucci sun glasses and diamond earrings.

When the woman left, and it was my turn, the cashier and bag person started insulting this woman, who was now packing her groceries into the trunk of her silver Lexus. They were saying how this woman had no business driving a new car, how her jewelry cost more than their own cars, how she was a piece of garbage and a thief, and I to myself thought, why do people feel the need to insult people because they have nicer things? That woman, I was convinced, worked very hard to afford all those luxuries.

The cashier went on about about how she pays for her food with food stamps, and how every time she comes into the store, she has some brand new thing--be it a car, new clothes, jewelry. It seems the workers are rather put off by her use of taxpayer funds.

So, dear reader, what's your opinion?


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Later Fiends.


I see this a lot in the city. Most people who struggle through life, but don't really do much to better themselves are always yelling about the ones who are better off. We really don't know this ladies story. Maybe she inherited all her jewelry. She may have been in a horrible accident and that's where the shiny car is from. As for all the Gucci, that all could have been given to her or bought off EBay for $20. There's no reason for people not to have what they long for as long as they work for it. As for the food stamps, again, don't know the situation, she may have been laid off. Who knows? All I would say to the cashier is "Don't judge a book by its cover."

Good points, Lex. We don't know anything about this woman's situation.

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