This weekend instead of hitting the usual 4th of july cookout with chicken, potato salad and the rest of the traditional stuff. I headed over to my Filipino buddies house to eat. I love going over there for events because I always find something I have never had before. See when they have a cookout it's usually a bunch of food his wife or mom made and none of it involves a grill or being outside. On this adventure I had some ribs and some odd coconut stuff that I was told was sweet but was just blah. oh the ribs were slow cooked not grilled or smoked. Like I said no grill was involved. I also had some Filipino cake which looked like a jelly roll. Are Americans the only ones who actually like stuff sweet? every time someone tells me "Yeah this is good if you like sweets" it turns out to be bland as hell? I'm trying to be open to other cultures food but I grew up on sugar water kool aid, your going to have to put some more sweet in your sweets.
Anyway, I was at the grocery store getting some food and this lady in front of me had the oddest hair. it was matted down like she had a hair net on only she didn't. I was staring at it when I heard the grocer ask her if she was paying in Food Stamps. She said yes and that's when I noticed she had a bunch of chips and frozen pizza in her cart. Granted I'm no expert on food stamps but I thought you had to buy healthy shyt with them. Anyway I decide not to focus on that and just be grateful that I don't have to use gov't assistance. So I get outside and I see the same woman loading her food stamp purchased frozen pizza and chips into her M class Benz. I literally stopped in the street for a second to make sure I was seeing this right. I even looked for someone else in the car just in case she got a ride to the store. Nope only her and her pizza.
We are in a Recession People!!!