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Food Stamp Day
food stamp day was so special when i was growing up, we used to make a big deal out of it. mom would call up all my aunts and uncles--well not all of them, just the ones we liked--and invite them over for hotdogs.
me and my dad would go to the store and cash our welfare check, and then we would spend our "special money" as i liked to call it.
sometimes he'd give me $5 in food stamps and told me to spend it all on candy. This is what i liked best about food stamp days. I'd get a snickers bar, some bazooka joe bubble gum, a payday bar, and other great stiff. Sometimes i would splurge and buy one of those big ass hershey bars, they costed like $2.00.
Then when we got home, my brother would usually bitch to me, wanting some of my candy. So i would have to share :-(
Then when my cousins showed up for the cook out, i would have to hide all my candy cos i didnt want to share with any of those greedy bastards. William Bill was the worst, he'd snoop through my room trying to find my candy.
After the cook out, we would go into my room and play poker. Well back then i didnt know how to play poker, but we all just pretended we did.
I always hated to see food stamp day end, because i knew it wouldnt come again until the next month.
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"Dude, seriously...stop posting stories...you're pushing mine all the way down...." -- Tyrant.
"Oh my God! You are serious - " -- anonymous.
"The choice of words that were used to write this paper should definetly be looked upon and changed. The writer should serioulsy think about his readers and what type of people will be reading his essay. The writer should also consider making his essay longer in more detail. Maybe explaining other experiences he has had with food stamp days and what his family has to go through. " -- Danah M. Durocher, Normal, IL, McLean.
"It was good for you to have pleasure once in every month." -- Masato Yamana.
"Maybe you should spend you fake money on something a little more intellegent. Get a job that way you can waste all your money on candy. To me it doesnt seem very intellegent to buy candy. Maybe you could tell us why you need food stamps, because there must be a reason. I would not like to hear your sad story. " -- Kevin Bollman, Normal, IL, USA.
"You people who reviewed are harsh. My family used to get food stamps when I was a child too. I remember getting the five dollars and spending it on candy. I just think that it was something that my parents felt would make us feel better since we never got candy at any other time. And to the man who asked why they were on welfare, most kids don't know that they're on welfare. When I was little I called foodstamps white money and regular dollars green money and knew no distinction. Some people just fall on hard times, some people knew that if they worked minimum wage in 1984 when I was a child, that they wouldn't make enough money to feed their kids and pay their bills and rent at the same time. Not to mention baby sitters, so the best alternative was to stay home and get welfare. Not everyone makes enough money to go to college and if you work at a factory, you never know when someone is going to lay you off. My parents put all of their efforts into my siblings and I, so that we could better our lives, now we're all employed and in a better situation than our parents and I think that the welfare money was well spent." -- E.D. Traynum, Atlanta, GA.
"I love when someone takes the time to write a piece from the heart. I felt like I was at your house, on food stamp day. To many people have fallen into this trap and it is hard to get out. Most people don't want to be on food stamps. they have to. " -- Frogger, St. Johns , az, apache.
"I READ SOME OF YOUR POEMS. IT IS GOOD TO READ SOMEONE FROM ANOTHER WORLD WHO DOESN´T KNOW THE RULES OF NORMAL WRITTING, IT SOUNDS FREE, TRUTHFULL AND IN THAT WAY PROFOUND AND BEAUTIFULL" -- ISELDAR KAY.
"Come on, the best alternative is not to be on welfare. That is the most ignorant comment I have ever heard. If all you can get is a job that pays minimum wage and its not enough, then you need to get more than one job. YOU ARE LAZY no matter how you look at. Oh, you also make unwise choices in Life." -- Real Honest.
"Is this for real? It seems like trash covered in a pile of hot dog shit. GET A JOB WELFARE HAGS!!!" -- Do you care?.
"to those who reviewed this poem....you have serious issues about welfare...what are you doing to in your spare time to change things for even one person...hmmmm, easier to criticize that effect change, if you dont like the content of the poem or essay then move on and read something else, or better yet, tell us where we can read some of your work :-)" -- georgi.
"Personally I like to do away with all nothing system. The state can pay for your candy bars and what are you doing to help yourself. MY Neice is on walfare while the state can't even help some one who in assistent living get a taxie to where he wants to go." -- Bug off.
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