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No One Benefits From The Benefits Card

| San Diego, California, USA | At The Checkout, Money

(I’m ringing up a customer at the register. The customer hands me a credit card I don’t recognize.)

Me: “I’m sorry; but I don’t think we accept this kind of card.”

Customer: “Of course you do; I’ve used it here before!”

(I try to run it through, and the register won’t accept the card.)

Me: “Are you sure you’ve used this one here? The register isn’t taking it.”

Customer: “Get me the manager!”

(As I’m calling for a manager, something seems to dawn on the customer as she looks at the card.)

Customer: “Oh, my God! This is my EBT card!”

(The customer had tried to use her ‘electronic benefit transfer’ card, which is basically the equivalent of food stamps.)

Customer: “And I can’t believe you actually tried to use it!”