A lady came to us in the HEB parking lot and gave us 40 dollars and told us to "buy some food for the children." She was referring to my son.
We were trying to buy a cart full of drinks (soda V8 fusion and milk) because we were out of them. Long story short, we did not have enough money on the FoodStamp card (yes we do use it) and had to leave the whole cart there. - as if that didnt make me feel crappy already.
She was looking at Caleb the whole time we were in line, trying to pay. I know he is skinny. I know he looks pale, and has dark circles under his eyes. He was dressed in a onsie, and I guess that didn't help the matter. I know he looks like he is starving... but I never thought it was so severe that someone would actually accuse me of starving and neglecting him.
Buy some food for the children...
This is a photo from last month http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...s/103_0414.jpg
Heres one of him from this month, just because its cute hahahttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...s/103_0522.jpg
EDITED: (thought i would post this in the thread starter, so no one reading this thread would miss it)
Yes, I do have the 40 dollars. I will be using it on useful stuff, like christmas presents, or gas (3.05 a gallon here!)
Now that I think about it, and I am in a clear state of mind, I do understand what the lady was trying to do... (to assume that she was not trying to be rude.... which i hope she wasnt meaning to be) I am thankful her thoughts and thinking that she was helping by giving us the cash, and it was nice of her, however her comments were uncalled for. She should have been nicer, and just said Merry Christmas, or something. I dont know.
I honestly hope and think that she was trying to be kind. I wouldnt just hand over 40 dollars if I felt like being mean to a family, you know what I mean? I mean, that is a lot of money! I hope she wasnt the type who was trying to do a holier than thou thing, and pay me 40 dollars just to get her opinion heard. Thats just... really rude. The words she said were ugly, but the money itself was a blessing.
I was just in shock and upset about the whole thing, but now that I have slept and woke up, and re-thought everything, I feel better about it all. It was just her comments and attitude that threw me off.