Whether they like it or not, the employees at the Walgreens on Madison Avenue in Covington, Kentucky have come to know me. Many people, friends and those who are not, sometimes accuse me of being a “character.” The employees at Walgreens probably feel that way too.
A clerk was restocking potato chips one afternoon. I happened to be walking by.
“Wow, almost four bucks for a bag of chips,” I said. “That’s quite a bargain.” The clerk just smiled at me.
Wanting to buy some instant oatmeal one day, I said to anyone listening around me, “You’ve got to be shitting me. Over five dollars for a box of oatmeal? You can go to Kroger and get it for under two dollars!”
I’ve shown the same outrage over the price of saltine crackers, raisins, bread, Ramen Noodle Soup and cans of tuna.
So often while waiting in line to pay for whatever I end up getting at Walgreens, I notice people paying for their food items with those food stamp cards. I don’t know what the official name is for these cards—most people I know simply call them food stamp cards—so I’ll call them that too. I have no problem with people using them—you do what you have to do—but I do have a problem with Walgreens ripping these people and the State of Kentucky off.
Suggestion to Walgreens. . . why don’t you give these people using these cards a discount and let them try and stretch their food dollars instead of charging your outrageous prices? Jesus Christ, aren’t you making enough money?
I wish I could stand outside Walgreens and give these people bus tokens. They could take that token, get on a bus and head up to Kroger and pay reasonable prices for food.
When I win the lottery, I’m gonna do this.
(Photo found on Google)