Tbh you don’t really have the right to judge what somebody else is putting in their body. Poor people crave soda and get their periods and have kids who want Cheetos sometimes too. Nobody is going through your grocery cart with a fine-toothed comb. Trust me, that alone is privilege. Carefully selecting the least judgmental looking cashier at a grocery store is a real life thing people deal with. I promise.
To me, this is the same thing as saying I can’t buy something nice when I finally catch a tiny break in life. JUST BECAUSE WE’RE POOR DOESN’T MEAN WE DON’T WANT STUFF TOO. There is nothing worse than saving up for something you really want for a long time and then getting judged for it. I remember how much shit I got on here for posting about owning a MacBook (which was GIVEN to me, but I didn’t specify that because it’s clearly nobody’s business) and anyway it was just so discouraging and annoying. Like we don’t deserve to have nice things. Whatever
I’ve been on SNAP before and had to apply for it again. If my monthly visitor rolls around, damn fucking right I’m going to buy chips and soda. I need salt and caffeine. I’m a college student. Excuse me for buying things I literally grew up eating and are comfort foods to me. I also buy chicken and hot dogs and french toast sticks, so it’s not like all of it is “junk”. Do you seriously think we hop around with $100 worth of chips??? Kid, that ain’t gonna last you two weeks. You buy enough hot dogs that you know will get you through a month or so, or buy canned/non-perishables that you know will keep longer. I wasn’t aware I wasn’t allowed to have a coke with my lemon-peppered chicken that I cooked from scratch because being poor made me learn how to make a lot of shit and improvise - so I know how to cook. Sorry that my poverty doesn’t fit your expectations. Fuck off.
as a single person living on food stamps with low spoons and anxiety around cooking junk food is the best way to feed myself and not run out of food stamps and goddamn right I will buy it with my food stamps and look the clerk in the fucking eye when I do
OMG, lindseydaily sounds justs like my ableist, cissexist, privileged ex cis gf who was a non-black PoC who used to be a cashier at Food4Less. She would tell me fucked-up shit (that I don’t want to say in detail) about her customers (who were mostly black) using SNAP for “things they don’t need”, and insert other classist, racist, stereotypical shit she would tell me. People like that piss me off, and I’m glad she is out of my life (abuse)