While shopping for his weekly groceries, a man noticed something strange. The person in line behind him had so much more food than him, yet they were not paying for the groceries with their own money. Instead, they were relying on government benefits to provide food for their family. Angered that this person was getting a better deal than him despite his efforts to work hard, he snapped a picture comparing the contents of his grocery cart against the other EBT person’s cart. Then he shared the images on Facebook and the post quickly went viral.
Patrick Gibson is just like a lot of other Americans. He has his head down and works hard to provide for his family. He doesn’t like to take handouts and as a result, he has to work long hours at difficult jobs.
But when he saw someone shopping at his local grocery store with a cart loaded with extravagant items, he couldn’t help but be envious. But when he saw how they were paying – with their food stamp card – he felt cheated. Why was this person getting benefits when he wasn’t? Why did he have to work for his food while this person got a check from the government every month? He didn’t think it was fair especially because he said they were buying “such items like steak and some other very nice choices of food.”
Gibson on the other hand was purchasing fruit and diapers for his children. Gibson’s posted continues as follows: