Shamed in Edina for using food stamps

  • Article by: Sue Bulger
  • Updated: September 12, 2013 - 8:03 PM

To the irritated lady at the Cub Foods, I should have told you to your face that you were being presumptuous.

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danwingSep. 12, 13 8:22 PM

keep your head up Sue.

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pumiceSep. 12, 13 8:35 PM

From the article: "We all have our stories, and no one is any better than another. Everyone deserves the respect they want for themselves." What a perfect illustration of two lessons we've all heard: (1) "Don't judge anyone until you've walked a mile in her/his shoes" and (2) "There but for the grace of God go I." Thank you for having the courage to share your story.

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strib1991Sep. 12, 13 8:45 PM

I must apologize for the lacking of compassion in our society, we judge so fast without knowing the complete story. Thank you for sharing you experience and pain.

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myob_STSep. 12, 13 8:49 PM

I am so sorry you had this experience. Please accept whatever comfort someone just as anonymous as the Female Judger can offer: she didn't know you, and maybe she doesn't deserve to. Next time, drop some of that Minnesota ice, perhaps, and show your inner warrior: "I'm sorry, have I done something to anger you?" works WONDERS.

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lordhawhaw1Sep. 12, 13 8:54 PM

It is not the job of government to take by force from some and give it to others it deems more "Needy". Be it EBT cards, crop subsidies or NFL stadiums it leads down the road to tyranny. Instead it is the individual duty of each and every one of us to be productive citizens and use the fruits of that productivity to help our fellow man. Yet just once a "Thank You", instead of this sense of entitlement would be appreciated.

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jkunzeSep. 12, 13 9:01 PM

Thank you for sharing your story; it's both beautifully and painfully told.

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liora51Sep. 12, 13 9:05 PM

Dear Lord Hawhaw-it is a tenant of the worlds major religious traditions that communities care for the poor, needy,sick. It is also a corollary of the command to care for others that says you give the care without humiliating them. Because even Christians are supposed to understand that what they do to others they do to Jesus.

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erikj3Sep. 12, 13 9:05 PM

Whatever happened to simply minding your own business?

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jjsbrwSep. 12, 13 9:19 PM

lordhawhaw1Sep. 12, 138:54 PM It is not the job of government to take by force from some and give it to others it deems more "Needy". Be it EBT cards, crop subsidies or NFL stadiums it leads down the road to tyranny. Instead it is the individual duty of each and every one of us to be productive citizens and use the fruits of that productivity to help our fellow man. ----------------------------------- sounded to me like the writer is very productive. If it makes you feel any better, thank you. I was once on unemployment for about three months. The other thirty years I have been one of those "productive citizens" but I guess that short tough stretch is enough to make me one of the "needy" for whom you seem to have so much disdain.

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lordhawhaw1Sep. 12, 13 9:27 PM

Dear liora51-Please try and understand the difference between community and government, individual choice and force. Also my comments have nothing to do with nor do they refer to humiliation.

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