- Feb 12, 2005
Would it have been more acceptable if they were cans of spam?Let me answer you this way, as a perfect illustration of how F'd up the Politicians have allowed (and personally I'd say mandated, I'm sure unofficially so as to CYA) the adminstrators of these systems to implement them:
My dad was with my mom at Sams Club one day. He wanted to get ribs, which Sams had in a plastic pack, 2 or 3 slabs to a pack. Upon picking up the pack he saw it was $30 or something like that, and said F that, not going to pay that much for ribs from Sams.
Fast forward to checkout line. They're standing in one line, 3 women standing next to them in another line. In their cart, it had many many packages of these ribs (the cart was full of rib packages). Oldest lady opens her wallet, in it are 3 Links cards. She points to one of them, the next oldest woman shakes her head No. She points to another Links card, she shakes her head No. Oldest lady takes out 3rd Links card, pays for the cart full of ribs with (one) of her Links cards.
If that's not abuse/misuse of public welfare, I don't know what is.