Damn, you're saying so much of what I was trying to say, but I just have trouble communicating normally; damned brain
I can understand food allergies (I have them and my mother has them so badly, she's nearly died, twice) but this instance was just, this guy being picky.Very true. I can understand food allergies though. I've seen first hand someone denied being given something besides what they were allergic to because it would fuck up inventory and scheduling for meals supposedly. I think that's really fucked because that's clearly an exaggeration and anyone who cares about feeding those in a tight spot would show some sympathy.
There was one instance where my wife and I dropped in to Our Daily Bread in Orlando not long ago for a meal and the woman tells me literally "You're 5 minutes late
First come first serve we're out of food." I didn't believe it to begin with and my suspicions were confirmed when I went around the building and looked through the front entrance to see the same lady handing off one of those packaged sushi meals to some guy. Then I noticed this and maybe im crazy: We were the only white people there besides a couple others who obviously had been super early. I've never felt like that before in my life and as a kid in Memphis I was one of two white kids in my entire school. I've never had a notion of racism against me like that. And yeah the guy behind me was an old black dude. Also I stay pretty clean on the road and do my best not to smell like a toilet, so perhaps that made a difference as well.
Idk I'd never felt so belittled and just really hurt. Especially since this was a Christian organization. Maybe this is a touchy subject, but I was raised in the south for a good part of my childhood and saw bigotry so much that I was disgusted. Due to this I wanted to make sure that I never became one of those ignorant, prejudiced hicks. I could've taken it the wrong way, but once again I've been a minority believe it or not and never did my peers make me feel like something less due to a genetic draw of the cards. I'll stop whining about it now, but to be denied food because of that gave me the worst feelings of being a substandard human.
Anyhow, aside from those two instances I've had pretty good experiences with feeds and banks and those with that entitled attitude, I have absolutely no sympathy for if they go hungry.
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