Sunday, May 31, 2015

Well, that won't work

Seen in a restaurant in my hometown:

A few things:

1) In Louisiana, like in many other states, debit cards have replaced old-school food stamps;

2) This is a system every taxpayer pays into, so yeah, you did work for that;

3) Not everyone pays and draws from programs equally. That's precisely why they exist;

4) Most people who use these work (sometimes full-time) and need them temporarily to make ends meet; and

5) They can't be spent at restaurants, so really, this is little more than a customer litmus test.

Given the online response, the sign underneath it is apt.

Caveat: I don't condone the calls to give fake online reviews and/or claim rat sightings. A simple not giving them money should suffice.

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