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GoodyNN

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Sometimes that's all people have available to them--local convenience stores.
Okay. Yeah. I'm definitely showing my privilege there. Sorry.

My town definitely is not a food desert, so it seems odd that local convenience stores, where you pay through the nose for that convenience, should be on the approved list.
 
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Food Deserts | Food Empowerment Project - http://www.foodispower.org/food-deserts/

Food deserts.
When I lived in NJ, there were urban where you would have to drive ten or fifteen miles to get to a grocery store.
And that is assuming you have a car and the time to go there. Even if grocery stores are closer by to you if you take a bus it can be rough.

I have to take a bus a lot of the time. The bus hours are shit, it doesn't run at all on Sunday or very late. After 4:00 PM it only comes every hour from every half hour even though the stops I use are busy. I work 7-16 minutes away from work if I drove. When I take the bus it takes me an hour and 10 minutes to an hour and 40 minutes. That includes waiting for it and the 5 or so
minute walk from home. Assuming I'm able to catch one 25 minutes after I get off work, of course, otherwise it can get a lot longer. I can't buy (even though I actually can afford it) and carry that much. And what if you have kids with you?! I wasn't on EBT/SNAP or anything like it and I HAD to regularly buy from convenience stores. They were they only things near by. I did not want to. All I could buy was soda, chips, frozen burritos, candy, etc., that is all they have! I actually dreamed of eating bananas, pasta, tomatoes, non-frozen burritos, oatmeal, avocados, carrots and cream, curry, cucumbers, rice, limes, tofu, enchiladas, stir-fry, veggie casserole, potatoes, etc. I was craving that stuff so bad.
 
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Okay. Yeah. I'm definitely showing my privilege there. Sorry.

My town definitely is not a food desert, so it seems odd that local convenience stores, where you pay through the nose for that convenience, should be on the approved list.
Where I lived where I had to almost exclusively buy from convenience stores it was not a food dessert by any means, for most people with cars, at least. It was a big city even and is quite famous. There was no bus I could take ( although that comes with some problems too. See above). I was barely living paycheck to paycheck. If I had the capital I would have invested in getting a taxi and loading up on food and shampoo, toilet paper, etc. I just didn't even have enough of a lump sum for that. It sounds so silly, but it was a reality for me and still is for many Americans. I was well aware that I was paying a lot more overall and usually getting back less in quality and quantity to boot. I hated it. For example I would have to spend 1-2 bucks for one shitty roll of toilet paper and so on. But that was all I could do.

It takes money to make money and it takes money to save money. It is expensive being dirt poor. o_O
 
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Fuck the process they need to make it a card and just not have that’s whole process of scanning the check typing the info and all that useless shit and just swipe a card and be done after the transaction it’s a tedious process!
 
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Fuck the process they need to make it a card and just not have that’s whole process of scanning the check typing the info and all that useless shit and just swipe a card and be done after the transaction it’s a tedious process!
Current process, though quite mildly more work than a routine transaction until one gets used to it, is quite efficient as checks indicate right on them what is permitted therefore no potential argument.

Additionally cashier must check ID and [goldenrod] documentation and compare signatures and visual identity. That's not likely if automated.

Comparitively, processing a WIC transaction is substantially less tedious than routine transactions in which one (cashier) must scratch/peel gift card access, hard sell RedCard, etc.
 
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LOL the guests feel bad when they have 20 gift cards to use for their birthdays and i have to scratch every card and then I tell them how other guests can wait because its their cards their money like tf is wrong with people in line
 
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LOL the guests feel bad when they have 20 gift cards to use for their birthdays and i have to scratch every card and then I tell them how other guests can wait because its their cards their money like tf is wrong with people in line
Tell the guest that they can add all the gift cards to the target app and they can be applied with a single scan. It makes things more convenient for everyone.
 
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it annoys me that WIC gives customers to get a 16 ounce bread. THERES LITERALLY NONE IN MY STORE. It's all 12, 20 or 8 ounce. Then they go to cashier to ask us to get one for them when we told them we dont have one. And our GSTL wont even ring up two 8 ounces to equal 16 ounce.
 

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it annoys me that WIC gives customers to get a 16 ounce bread. THERES LITERALLY NONE IN MY STORE. It's all 12, 20 or 8 ounce. Then they go to cashier to ask us to get one for them when we told them we dont have one. And our GSTL wont even ring up two 8 ounces to equal 16 ounce.

If your store doesn't carry items that are on the WIC list they can lose the right to do WIC.
There are auditors who come through and check.
You might want to mention this to the ETL.
 
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