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    Free Ride

    bottles_top.gifYesterday I went to Krausers, an East Hartford convenience store with a deli counter, to pick up a sandwich on my lunch break from work. I'm in line at the register and there's some healthy, 20-something year old guy in front of me trying to swipe a credit card to pay for two 12-packs of Natural Light beer, which I didn't even know was still being brewed, let alone dranken. (Drunken? Drinked? Whatever.) The purchase came out to about $12.65 but this guy's card got rejected for the purchase anyway. Then he lays the card on the counter and it's not even a credit card, it's a State of Connecticut welfare assistance card! The clerk tells him he only has $12 on the card, so--get this--he tells the clerk to just ring him up for one and to give him the balance of the card in cash! Are you freakin' kidding me??? At least the clerk had enough sense to deny giving him the cash, but he still rang up one of the 12-packs. I thought there were certain things (like beer, for instance) that were banned from the Food Stamp program (or whatever title you want to call the free money program) but I just looked up the guidelines and it doesn't say anything about that. So if you're living in Connecticut and receiving state assistance, have a drink on us! 

    Reader Comments (2)

    You are an angry man. I am familiar with the deli. The old short lady with no teeth makes a mean turkey sandwich. Just don't ask her any questions, the over spray is deadly.
    May 1, 2007 | Unregistered Commentermark
    I thought that hard thing in my last grinder was an olive pit, maybe it was a tooth!
    May 3, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjoeydee

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