At Wally World today a guy was asking customer service for their first aid kit, he needed benedryl... As someone who's been down on their luck I recognize these people right away and ask him if he's OK.
He had a really bad rash and only had 50 cents to his name and was planning to go to the ER. Well the first aid kit didn't have benedryl so I offered to buy some for him, only like 2.00 at Walmart.
Anyway, he took me up on my offer and was very sweet and said god bless etc.
So story... I told my mother this whole thing and made a side comment that why didn't he just take the benedryl. Better than going to the hospital and acquiring medical bills and expenses... I thought it was a reasonable argument.
But would you know, my mother who's never really wanted for ANYTHING in life said NO WAY should he have swiped that 2.00 benedryl.
I said really? Instead of wasting everyones time and resources at the hospital and acquire a huge bill he wouldn't be able to pay later anyway costing the taxpayers more ??? You can't even justify a 2.00 swiped box of benedryl at a multi-billion dollar conglomerate like Walmart?
Oh wow.. she was livid. No way, a thief is a thief and it's against the 10 commandments.
Wow the judgements!