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Today, I stopped by Walmart to get a few items. When I went to checkout the woman ahead of me was paying for her groceries. Her little girl was playing on the cart. I saw her continuing to count her money. I thought the cashier was not finished ringing up her groceries. The woman gave the cashier back some of her groceries. They were two frozen dinners. They were the Mega Banquet Dinners for $2.98 each. By the time the groceries were returned, the cashier gave it to her coworker to put away. I would have paid had I known she was short. The cashier said the woman wouldn't listen to her about counting her money on the grocery bag turn table. She was disgruntled.

 

It just breaks my heart to see people struggling to pay for food. It made me stop and think to be thankful for what I have.  

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Re: Heartbreaking Walmart Story

Happens at just about every store.

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Re: Heartbreaking Walmart Story

Reminds me of the exact same scene in Terms of Endearment. 

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Re: Heartbreaking Walmart Story

Oh no, that's heartbreaking. I would have also offered to pay. That could be the difference between them eating a meal and going hungry. The employee seemed to be lacking empathy. 

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Re: Heartbreaking Walmart Story

Grocery store cashiers are not well paid. She probably has her own issues to endure.

Did you notice what else the woman bought? Milk, eggs, bread...or overpriced junk food like the TV dinners?

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Re: Heartbreaking Walmart Story

@occasionalrain  I don't think we should be so judgmental of what was in this lady's cart. 

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Re: Heartbreaking Walmart Story

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@occasionalrain wrote:

Grocery store cashiers are not well paid. She probably has her own issues to endure.

Did you notice what else the woman bought? Milk, eggs, bread...or overpriced junk food like the TV dinners?


 

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@elated wrote:

@occasionalrain wrote:

Grocery store cashiers are not well paid. She probably has her own issues to endure.

Did you notice what else the woman bought? Milk, eggs, bread...or overpriced junk food like the TV dinners?


No, I came when all the groceries were already bagged. I think you missed my point. I am not judging a person on what they purchase. People purchase what they can afford.


 

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@elated 

 

That's such a shame folks are struggling with buying food right now.  If not for the grace of God, any one here could have that very same problem.  Food security is a growing concern for many.

Even though this was terribly sad to read, I am glad you posted it.  I think sometimes we too often get bogged down thinking about our own struggles, that we sometimes forget what those of another might be.😔❤️