But, the problem wasn’t just what was in the cart.
“Here’s the kicker. This purchase was made in food stamps.”
Not only that, but Gibson took note of the fact that the couple pulled out an EBT card to pay an $800 grocery bill, as well as folding a big wad of cash over to get to the card in the first place.
Making matters worse, the couple seemed perfectly capable of physical labor.
The final straw in Gisbon’s book was when watched as the couple loaded their bounty into their carts before he spotted them in the parking lot, putting the heavy grocery bags into the back of a brand new Hyundai Genesis.
That is a vehicle worth about $15,000 to $20,000 more than Patrick’s own car.
“I just thought I would take the time to tell this person/family that you are very welcome from all of us hard working/struggling to buy food Americans that have to foot the bill for your fancy steak feast while I skip breakfast and lunch every day (so) that way my wife and children have food to eat every day because $50-$75 dollars doesn’t go very far,” Gibson said, hoping the couple would see his Facebook-post.
“So, you enjoy your $800 free grocery purchase.”
Unsurprisingly, Gibson’s post has garnered a fair amount of attention.
Many people jumped on to agree with his sentiments.
“I agree with you Patrick 100%. There are a lot that really need it, but as you said, there are a lot that abuse the system and a lot like yourself that need them and can’t get them, especially you and your family,” one person wrote.
Many expressed agreement that food stamps and welfare should only help support the bare necessities for those going through hard times. The programs were never meant to be a lifestyle for those who prefer not to work.