Last night, the elderly gentleman ahead of me at the grocery checkout was trying to buy $6 worth of groceries with $3 and change.
The first item he nixed was the loaf of white bread. The second item he nixed was the dozen eggs. As he was considering whether or not to nix the package of American cheese, I told the cashier to put it all back in his bag and I would pay for it. The man was embarrased, but grateful. The cashier was relieved. I am sad that the situation presented itself this way.
I suspect that little bag of groceries is all that little old man will get to eat this week. The question is: How will he buy groceries next week?