Patrick Gibson is a soldier in the U.S. Army, so he knows a thing or two about paying his dues.
He was at a local grocery store to buy a few food items and diapers for his family with the spare cash he had from his pay check, when he noticed the two full carts of food the couple in front of him were buying.
Little did Patrick know, as he stood in the Walmart line that day, that he was about to see something that would have a profound effect on him. So much so, in fact, that he would turn to social media to publicize his feelings …
Posted by Patrick Gibson on Saturday, 28 March 2015
When Patrick watched how the couple in question paid for their carts of food, he was forced to bite his tongue.
He uploaded a picture of his own shop to Facebook, putting it side by side with the cart belonging to the couple in front of him.
He wrote: “The picture on the right is of the purchase in front of me in line. If you can’t tell in the picture there are 2 full buggies of groceries including such items like steak and some other very nice choices of food.
“Here’s the kicker. This purchase was made in food stamps.”
Not only that, but Gibson took note of the fact that the couple pulled out an EBT card to pay an $800 grocery bill, as well as folding a big wad of cash over to get to the card in the first place.
The final straw in Gisbon’s book was when he watched the couple load their bounty into their carts, before making their way – seemingly without physical impairment – to a brand new Hyundai Genesis, a vehicle Gibson claims is worth somewhere between $15,000 to $20,000 more than his own car.
“I just thought I would take the time to tell this person/family that you are very welcome from all of us hard working/struggling to buy food Americans that have to foot the bill for your fancy steak feast while I skip breakfast and lunch every day [so] that way my wife and children have food to eat every day because $50-$75 dollars doesn’t go very far,” Gibson finished.
“So, you enjoy your $800 free grocery purchase.”
Posted by Patrick Gibson on Saturday, 6 December 2014
Unsurprisingly, Gibson’s post has garnered a fair amount of attention. There are those who concur with his idea that people are now abusing a system meant to keep struggling families alive, whilst others think he’s been too quick to judge a couple he knows nothing about.
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