Shopping at Publix where my dollars go SO far – NOT! This morning I went to Publix for the yogurt brand everyone loves (Liberte’ yogurt is amazing it’s so good plus I have coupons for it!) – I got a few spices, some shiritaki noodles (tofu noodles for me) and flour, sugar, pasta sauce …- not a thing was non-food and the Publix computer wanted 4 more cents. Called it food tax. I can’t imagine what they wanted tax on and gods know I didn’t have any money. The clerk asked me twice very impatiently if I wanted to suspend my order and go to the customer service desk. I said NO, I don’t want to go to the customer service desk and stand in another line for 4 cents. There should be no tax. I bought NO non-food items. She didn’t know how to find it or fix it and insisted on her 4 pennies. So I made her wait while I dumped my purse for the 4 pennies. I found 3 and a quarter. What a bunch of crap. I swear, I don’t care who I make wait, or make uncomfortable these days. If I have to be treated like this, people will have to watch it.
I’m unemployed and I use an EBT card. My clothes are rattier than they were 2 1/2 yrs ago. I am still a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a very nice lady. But I’m getting angrier than I ever imagined I could be. Especially when the beautifully manicured family in suits and lovely dresses behind me, take the time to let me know they don’t mind waiting.