Last week while shopping at Kroger Supermarket in her hometown, Nerger found herself the object of ridicule. As she was checking out using her food stamp card (EBT), the manager decided it was his place to give her a piece of his mind. He allegedly told her, "Excuse me for working for a living and not relying on food stamps!"
The manager's statement was in response to a dispute Nerger had over whether or not certain items were covered by the EBT program - it turns out Nerger was correct. The manager finally just "gave her the items" and then made his callous remark.
Cindy was humiliated. People had started to line up behind her and they all heard the managers statement. Kroger had to do something to show the world that they like poor people and that disrespecting a customer couldn't be tolerated...so they gave her a $15 gift card and gave the manager a promotion.
Wait...what? So, I tell a customer that smoking is bad, I get a week off without pay...this guy tells a woman that he hates her money and thinks she is beneath him, and he get a transfer and a pat on the back? I didn't realize Kroger was owned by Mitt "I Hate 47% of all Americans" Romney! But now this makes perfect sense.
After all, the rich made all their money by exploiting the poor...so why stop the cycle now?