She turned down everything.
By Judy Story
December 6, 2017 1:29pm CST
This friend of ours said they had more bills than money to pay their bills. I told her that we had six months worth of food that I just bought from working for two days. That we had no money to spare but she could come over and have one of each of our food for her family of three. We have lots of canned goods. Everything you can think of. Canned corn, green beans, peas and tomato sauce. Hamburger helpers, noodles for spaghetti and beans for chili. We have lots of hamburger, pork and chicken. Eggs, milk and lots of juice. I even offered her some liquid laundry soap, fabric softeners and dish soap. She looked at the bags of french fries and tator tots. She said none of this is the brands of foods that we use. She did not want hamburger, pork chops etc. She wanted to know if we had any steak. I told her we only buy steaks for special occasions along with pork spare ribs because of the high cost. None of the stuff was what they ate. So she did not take anything. She left to go to the food bank.The food bank is not going to have steak. Oh while I tried. The picture is mine taken by me. The canned food goes all the way back.
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Does she expect to go to the food bank with a grocery list and just pick everything she wants off the shelves? Sounds like she needs a reality check. Steak? Really....okay, I understand that you might prefer one brand over another...but free...I'm just not that picky.
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• Roseburg, Oregon
We separate big packs of hamburger etc into quart bags which is enough food for the two of us for one meal. She said she likes meat in the original packs. It is cheaper to buy family packs and divide it up. They do not like hamburger helper. We had the wrong brand of vegetables, chil and noodle products.
• United States
That is one of the most ungrateful things I have ever heard. Even if you had steak you don't take the most expensive things! And if you are in desperate need of food for your family you take what is offered. She is in for a big surprise at the food bank.
• United States
Wow. I guess they are not desperate enough yet to help themselves. Most store brands are made at the same place the name brands are, they just put different labels on the product. If I buy the off-brand Nalley corned beef hash I am probably getting Mary Kitchen or another name brand. I find it astounding how picky people are. Last summer, my ex and his wife were passing out water to the homeless--every Sunday they pass out water, clothing, Bibles, snacks, and try to take special requests. They pay for it from their own pockets. That week was a bit tight for them so she bought store brand water and was asked where the "good stuff" was. Only half the number of people who normally take water did so that day. What ungrateful fools.. It was so good of you to offer to share your surplus, even though it would cut into your emergency supplies. And good for you for having that! All to many people don't realize how quickly food will run out if there is an emergency. It would take just 48 hours, if that, to have stores empty of food and riots start if something happened to interrupt the supply chain.
• Moses Lake, Washington
Oh what a weirdness. That was a very sweet gesture that you made. This reminds me of the time my husband- a social worker at the welfare office- had me buy shampoo at the Dollar store for a client. He handed the lady the bottle of shampoo. She looked at it and said it was not her brand. His answer: I bought that with my own money!! Take it or leave it. She at least had the grace to say that she hadn't known that he had spent his own money on it. I am weird myself cause I buy 25 pounds of brown rice and lentils etc. My cupboards would be even harder to go through than yours. My Mom never acknowledged that she had eaten peanut butter when she was with us cause we made the peanut butter and there was no label.
That was very nice of you. She is so ungrateful. What you offered her will be better then what she will get at the food bank. If she only buys the best of food that could be why she has no money to pay her bills. Some people just leave you shaking your head.
• Davao, Philippines
Woah. I really don't understand people at times. We offer them food but instead of taking them, they will choose food that they really like and not the food we normally have. I call them rich kind of people. Sometimes I just laughed at them.
• Fairfield, Texas
That makes no sense to me @jstory07 . I don't care if it's Heinz or a Dollar General brand. Food is Food!!!! Ya know what you should do? When she comes back from the Food Bank, ask her to share some of that STEAK that she received.