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(KCCI Des Moines)   Someone picks up a $211 grocery bill for an ill mother's family: "I was still standing there in shock. We were too busy crying, and the register people were smiling"   (kcci.com) divider line 203
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2012-12-26 01:14:44 PM  
You couldn't work this into your headline?

Ruby Modlin was grocery shopping at the Walmart with her family Friday night, picking up items to make cookies and other holiday food with her grandchildren when she noticed a man following her around the store.
 
2012-12-26 01:36:11 PM  
That bee-yotch was one ill mother.
 
2012-12-26 02:04:31 PM  
Isn't that a crappy Christmas song?
 
2012-12-26 02:37:23 PM  
They could have saved $211 in Doritos alone over the past year, if that picture is any evidence.
 
2012-12-26 02:42:11 PM  
Of course the register people are smiling - the Walton's are getting paid - fark those poor people right in the ass. In fact fark all the cities and towns that used to have decent living wage jobs before Walmart came in and farked shiat up. Merry farking christmas!
 
2012-12-26 03:00:11 PM  

Elzar: Of course the register people are smiling - the Walton's are getting paid - fark those poor people right in the ass. In fact fark all the cities and towns that used to have decent living wage jobs before Walmart came in and farked shiat up. Merry farking christmas!


I'm sure each and every sale warms the hearts of elitist register people.
 
2012-12-26 03:11:58 PM  
STOLEN CREDIT CARD. Fark Walmart
 
2012-12-26 03:12:57 PM  
looks like about two days worth.
 
2012-12-26 03:14:31 PM  
Christmas charity is bullshiat. It's stupid being as polite and generous in December as we should be during the rest of the year.
 
2012-12-26 03:14:50 PM  
Yeah no kidding. Should've spent $211 on a gym membership for the family instead. Too bad they don't look like they'd use it.
 
2012-12-26 03:14:56 PM  
Typical liberal! If you keep paying for poor peoples groceries, you'll just enable them and make them think they can live the life of luxury on handouts! Not to mention they were cookies and holiday food! Where were the vegetables and grains that my grandparents ate when they were struggling to make ends meet before my father built the financial empire he passed on to me?

/sarcasm
 
2012-12-26 03:15:31 PM  
$211 worth of cookies and such? Another fine example of malnourished overweight Americans bringing down the country with health problems that get passed on to the rest.
 
2012-12-26 03:17:25 PM  
People are going to have a problem with this, aren't they?
 
2012-12-26 03:18:15 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: You couldn't work this into your headline?

Ruby Modlin was grocery shopping at the Walmart with her family Friday night, picking up items to make cookies and other holiday food with her grandchildren when she noticed a man following her around the store.


Next time, pull out your concealed gun and shoot the guy.
 
2012-12-26 03:18:34 PM  
Why did he need to stalk her throughout the store? Why not just pick someone out at the checkout line?
 
2012-12-26 03:19:57 PM  

justanotherfarkinfarker: $211 worth of cookies and such? Another fine example of malnourished overweight Americans bringing down the country with health problems that get passed on to the rest.


This.

And as health care cost bankrupt our economy due to the FATTIES getting some more empty calorie high fructose WalMart ambrosia........

 
2012-12-26 03:20:36 PM  

Gunny Highway: People are going to have a problem with this, aren't they?


The article made the guy sound super creepy. How did this guy know she needed or wanted his charity?

From reading the headline, I assumed the ill woman was in line and didn't have enough money or something and some stranger stepped up to cover it.

This sounds like a guy targeted some fat lady who "looked poor" and stalked her throughout the store.
 
2012-12-26 03:20:55 PM  
So, Monday I went through the drive-thru to get a quick sandwich on my way back to work. I got to the window, and the lady there told me to keep my money because the car in front of me paid for my meal. Thought that was pretty cool....
 
2012-12-26 03:21:04 PM  
justanotherfarkinfarker

$211 worth of cookies and such? Another fine example of malnourished overweight Americans bringing down the country with health problems that get passed on to the rest.

It's a god damned good thing she wasn't buying cigarettes.
 
2012-12-26 03:21:20 PM  
Maybe I need some coffee or somethin but I've just got this really grinchy interpretation of what went down:

Some guy takes his family to WalMart where they stand there profiling families who walk through the door to point out the most pathetic looking one. When they see it, the dad follows them around the store like a creep, getting some smug sense of satisfaction imagining his great moment to come. When it does come, he makes sure to point to his family so they can enjoy the smugness too. And he chooses a lady who is spending $211 on holiday food? Holy fark you can feed a family for a month on that.

"He said, 'That's my daughter and wife over there. We just wanted to come out and do something nice for somebody, and we picked you guys,'" Modlin said.

Alternatively, you wanted to stroke your ego getting credit for being some hero in front of your family. Next time, take your family to a food bank, volunteer your time and give them the $211.

/bah humbug
 
2012-12-26 03:22:03 PM  
Wow...you guys are assholes.
 
2012-12-26 03:22:09 PM  

LandOfChocolate: Gunny Highway: People are going to have a problem with this, aren't they?

The article made the guy sound super creepy. How did this guy know she needed or wanted his charity?

From reading the headline, I assumed the ill woman was in line and didn't have enough money or something and some stranger stepped up to cover it.

This sounds like a guy targeted some fat lady who "looked poor" and stalked her throughout the store.


I'm seriously glad I wasn't the only one.
 
2012-12-26 03:22:11 PM  

Gunny Highway: People are going to have a problem with this, aren't they?


yabbut if they didn't I couldn't be a dooshbag on Fark

/ Live to Doosh, Doosh to Live
// It's spelled 'douchebag', dooshbag!
 
2012-12-26 03:23:04 PM  
He left a silver bullet
 
2012-12-26 03:23:28 PM  

Super Chronic: Why did he need to stalk her throughout the store? Why not just pick someone out at the checkout line?


It turns on his wife and daughter. The stalking is just a part of the process.
 
2012-12-26 03:23:45 PM  

Elzar: Of course the register people are smiling - the Walton's are getting paid - fark those poor people right in the ass. In fact fark all the cities and towns that used to have decent living wage jobs before Walmart came in and farked shiat up. Merry farking christmas!


If you can't compete in a market you deserve to leave said market. If people weren't willing to buy cheap shiat and demand low low prices Walmart would have never thrived as it does. Maybe you should blame all the people in "all the cities and towns that used to have decent living wage jobs before Walmart came in". It's their fault not the Walton families.
 
2012-12-26 03:24:38 PM  
Tyler Perry's Sassy Fat Black Woman Who Is Really A Black Man In A Fat Suit Christmas Special.
 
2012-12-26 03:25:21 PM  
I was going to make a comment about how fat the family is.

But then I read all your comments.

I'm not needed here...
 
2012-12-26 03:25:38 PM  
This was a very nice gesture and it was done with no selfish motive.

I applaud this man and his family and see that he is teaching his children to act and what you think and not simply give platitudes and throw money at anonymous charities.

This should happen much more often.

(looks up at thread)

Ah. Nevermind...guess we have the "bootstrap" crowd out today. Or is it the "liberal" crowd? I can't tell them apart anymore as they both only have negative cynicism to spout.
 
2012-12-26 03:28:02 PM  
A lot of people anonymously pay off a stranger's layaway at K-Mart during Christmas; it has become somewhat of a phenomenon at le Mart du K.
/$100 can do a lot of good locally.
//Thinking of doing that next Christmas.
 
2012-12-26 03:28:42 PM  
http://xkcd.com/871/
 
2012-12-26 03:28:54 PM  

Autumn Moone: So, Monday I went through the drive-thru to get a quick sandwich on my way back to work. I got to the window, and the lady there told me to keep my money because the car in front of me paid for my meal. Thought that was pretty cool....


CSB time:
That happened to me at a McDonald's in West County (STL) a few years ago. It was Brenda Warner (Kurt's wife). Aside from this, those two are class-acts. Seriously. /ok, let the flaming begin, but not changing my mind/
 
2012-12-26 03:29:06 PM  
Looks like Mr and Mrs Lardy Mclardass weren't starving, nor were their kids, grandkids. Should have picked a family that walked around for hours with a hand calculator, and still ended up with a meager cart of discount / non brand name foods. Could have made 4 families very happy.

/just saying.
 
2012-12-26 03:29:42 PM  
Hooray for the gentleman and his family doing charity.

But I was so not surprised by the family in the photo. They just scream 'Wal-Mart family'. /sigh
 
2012-12-26 03:30:58 PM  

leonel: Where were the vegetables and grains that my grandparents ate when they were struggling to make ends meet before my father built the financial empire he passed on to me?

/sarcasm


Damn Gina, I didn't know you had a Fark account!

www.asiaone.com
 
2012-12-26 03:30:58 PM  
Isn't there a term for how poor people get fat, simply because, per volume, healthy food is way more expensive than unhealthy food?

I've been the little kid living on applesauce, knockoff pastries and balogna. I was pretty naturally skinny, but both of my sisters were chunky. We were still poor.
 
2012-12-26 03:34:28 PM  

detroitdoesntsuckthatbad: Elzar: Of course the register people are smiling - the Walton's are getting paid - fark those poor people right in the ass. In fact fark all the cities and towns that used to have decent living wage jobs before Walmart came in and farked shiat up. Merry farking christmas!

If you can't compete in a market you deserve to leave said market. If people weren't willing to buy cheap shiat and demand low low prices Walmart would have never thrived as it does. Maybe you should blame all the people in "all the cities and towns that used to have decent living wage jobs before Walmart came in". It's their fault not the Walton families.


The problem many people have with Walmart is that they get away with those low wages because something like a quarter of all Walmart employees apply and qualify for welfare, which in turn I'm sure they spend at Walmart, with their whopping 5% discount (I had a friend who worked there a long time ago and said you had to be there a year before you got the 5%, but that may have changed).

I don't like them, I understand people within a certain income bracket feel they have to shop there...I get that.  I just think it's a bad place of business, and yeah, a headache to shop in.
 
2012-12-26 03:35:20 PM  

Your Boss: Autumn Moone: So, Monday I went through the drive-thru to get a quick sandwich on my way back to work. I got to the window, and the lady there told me to keep my money because the car in front of me paid for my meal. Thought that was pretty cool....

CSB time:
That happened to me at a McDonald's in West County (STL) a few years ago. It was Brenda Warner (Kurt's wife). Aside from this, those two are class-acts. Seriously. /ok, let the flaming begin, but not changing my mind/


You recognized Brenda Warner? Or the McDonald's lady?
 
2012-12-26 03:36:37 PM  

Coolfusis: Isn't there a term for how poor people get fat, simply because, per volume, healthy food is way more expensive than unhealthy food?

I've been the little kid living on applesauce, knockoff pastries and balogna. I was pretty naturally skinny, but both of my sisters were chunky. We were still poor.


/How chunky are they? Age? Not that I'm into chubbies at all.

//runs
 
2012-12-26 03:37:57 PM  
You know, as much as I love the Internet, I also hate it. Before the Internet, people in general were not as cynical, negative or just plain nasty as they are now. Or maybe they are not actually that nasty but the shield of Internet anonymity makes them feel like they are supposed to be.

Why does it matter if the family was fat? Somebody did something nice for somebody else. I guess that's just not enough anymore.
 
2012-12-26 03:38:36 PM  

notyomama: You know, as much as I love the Internet, I also hate it. Before the Internet, people in general were not as cynical, negative or just plain nasty as they are now. Or maybe they are not actually that nasty but the shield of Internet anonymity makes them feel like they are supposed to be.

Why does it matter if the family was fat? Somebody did something nice for somebody else. I guess that's just not enough anymore.


You sound fat.

/just kidding
//Merry Christmas tubby
 
2012-12-26 03:42:31 PM  

Your Boss: Autumn Moone: So, Monday I went through the drive-thru to get a quick sandwich on my way back to work. I got to the window, and the lady there told me to keep my money because the car in front of me paid for my meal. Thought that was pretty cool....

CSB time:
That happened to me at a McDonald's in West County (STL) a few years ago. It was Brenda Warner (Kurt's wife).


Did you shout "THANK YOU, SIR!" as she pulled away? Because that would've been awesome.
 
2012-12-26 03:44:06 PM  

tudorgurl: Wow...you guys are assholes.


Agreed. I thought it was wonderful.

We went to Meijer here on the 23rd, and one of the clerks said there had been an old man walking up and down the lines giving out $100-$200 at a time to random families.
 
2012-12-26 03:44:50 PM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Looks like Mr and Mrs Lardy Mclardass weren't starving, nor were their kids, grandkids. Should have picked a family that walked around for hours with a hand calculator, and still ended up with a meager cart of discount / non brand name foods. Could have made 4 families very happy.

/just saying.


Sadly, I don't think many people you would see at a typical Walmart would be ever be using a calculator....

( for many reasons...)
 
2012-12-26 03:45:41 PM  
This just popped into mind so I'm just going to throw it out here: Honeyboobooesque.
 
2012-12-26 03:46:47 PM  
That was nice of him.

She and the rest of her family are poor, fat and are apt to die much earlier than they should.

Thread over.
 
2012-12-26 03:46:52 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Elzar: Of course the register people are smiling - the Walton's are getting paid - fark those poor people right in the ass. In fact fark all the cities and towns that used to have decent living wage jobs before Walmart came in and farked shiat up. Merry farking christmas!

I'm sure each and every sale warms the hearts of elitist register people.


My co-workers wife is one of those people. You can't mention Walmart anywhere near her or she goes on a tirade about how evil Walmart is. "Walmart has a sale on candy today" "Yeah well fark the Waltons" You know what... I worked at Walmart... it wasn't bad. Most people that work there like it from what I can tell. It ain't what it used to be but it's not bad... anyways... beside my point.

Now I have another co-worker... I can't mention Papa John's without getting some snide comment about health insurance. I nip it in the bud. I've started calling it "blood pizza". "Hey, you guys want blood pizza for lunch today? I got coupons!"
 
2012-12-26 03:47:45 PM  

moothemagiccow: Christmas charity is bullshiat. It's stupid being as polite and generous in December as we should be during the rest of the year.


=======================

Every year our work place picks a family to "adapt" for Christmas. For one year they get this awesome Christmas with thousands of dollars' worth of gifts from "Santa". Then every Christmas after is nothing but one giant let down after another, they most likely will never have another Christmas where they get two pickup loads of gifts for free. Think of the little kids expecting the same thing from Santa again and all Santa brings them is a color book and a small box of crayons. Is one good year really worth the years and years of disappointment to follow?
 
2012-12-26 03:49:34 PM  

Zoomaster: moothemagiccow: Christmas charity is bullshiat. It's stupid being as polite and generous in December as we should be during the rest of the year.

=======================

Every year our work place picks a family to "adapt" for Christmas. For one year they get this awesome Christmas with thousands of dollars' worth of gifts from "Santa". Then every Christmas after is nothing but one giant let down after another, they most likely will never have another Christmas where they get two pickup loads of gifts for free. Think of the little kids expecting the same thing from Santa again and all Santa brings them is a color book and a small box of crayons. Is one good year really worth the years and years of disappointment to follow?


Well, adaptation is key to survival.  Darwin got a kick out of your reply.
 
2012-12-26 03:50:57 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Ok guys, if you're telling me there's a family exactly like the Honey Boo Boo people, pick them out in Walmart and I'll pay their groceries. It ain't gonna happen cos that's some exaggerated make-believe tv shiat.

i45.tinypic.com

Arggh, FARK!
 
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