Treated a bit unfairly?

Please read and share your opinion... EBT Yes EBT, the well known plastic card that says 'Golden State Advantage' for Californian's, I just want to know why when I pull it out in Grocery Stores such as Ralphs, Vons, and even fast food places look at you and treat people unfairly or different from everyone who has Debit or cash. I recently had lost my job, and needed help so I needed to get one, I already feel embarassed enough as it is for being on it, but I'm starting to see how I am treated from when I had my job having cash of course and now when I am on this how different I am treated. For instance I went to my local Vons Grocery, the service deli clerk from when I paid cash whom I got along with before, started treating me a little different after I pulled out my EBT card out and now recently she has an attitude problem when making my sandwich, I honestly don't know why. Then for instance when I went to my local Ralphs, the cashier when I pulled out my EBT card gave me a hard time by making the card not go through, mysteriously I typed to many wrong pin numbers however it was not me, the EBT card needed to be punched in manually because the cashier claimed the pin pad did not work, I always check on how much money I have before spending it had cash and food available, but the customer before me used a Debit card, it went through I seen it. Oh here is another thing that happened, I went to my local Taco Bell just today actually I attempted to pay EBT card at my local taco bell, because they have a sign that says we accept EBT cards, Ok here is what happened I ordered my food, then it came time to pay, I pulled out my EBT card, the cashier grabs the card and goes to the back and asks the manager how to process this, the manager says send it as a debit card, so the computer tries to take it out of Debit, and of course it mysteriously does not go through, then she gives me the card back and says this card does not work, when I knew it had money on it. Then the cashier asks me for another form of payment, but because of embarrassment of the card not going through I paid cash and the people behind me were just looking at me like 'god this guy is taking forever'. Then I paid cash, ok I got three tacos from taco bell then I ate one no problem, the next taco had hardly any cheese, and the third taco had too much cheese but it was all dried out, they knew I had an issue with the EBT and this is how I am treated. Not even mentioning Jack In The Box. I went into Jack in the Box there was a sign that says right outside that says "We gladly accept EBT" ha what a joke, I go inside pull out my EBT card and the cashier says, sorry we don't accept those types of card, when the sign is right outside, then he tells me ok go to the one which is like 10 minutes away form here does, they accept it, so I say ok so I go there and well they said no we don't accept these cards here. I was upset, I even attempted to e-mail corporate office for Jack, heard nothing. I see how I am treated, why am I treated this way? please don't tell me to get a job because I am aware of that already I have had two interviews within the last two weeks from two different companies, amd I'm hoping for good news and I'm working with my union to try to help me get my job back. But I just want to know, why are people who have EBT treated like crap? I have never been treated this bad from anywhere until I've hit rock bottom, and I'm starting to see how I am being treated I honestly don't know why people with EBT are treated unfairly, I'm sure I'm not the only one. I'm not running on a 'free ride' I too was a tax payer I just am on it for a little while. But why am I treated this way from various types of companies?

Asked By: Robert S - 6/13/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
Maybe you need to stop looking for trouble. You seem to have a chip on your shoulder and are just expecting people to treat you with an attitude. Do you really think that everyone is waiting for you to show up with your EBT card and then give you an attitude? The world does not revolve around you... More
Answered By: AE - 6/14/2010
Additional Answers (1)
i respect your decision to get help but there should be a list of nutritious foods that are covered by the card
Answered By: Skinny Minnie - 6/13/2010
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