Just a little vent about neighbors before I blow!

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Just a little vent about neighbors before I blow!

LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
I have to put this somewhere.. Because if I don't I think that I'm going to end up blowing up and never talking to them again (and probably causing a scene in the neighborhood... just kidding ).. Anywho here goes:

This neighbor does nothing but brag about how much her husband brings home every two weeks. And will brag how much they have spent on their kids for christmas (layaway) and all that.. Well, in the next breath she goes and says that she signed up her kids for Project BundleUp. And how she plans on signing the kids up for the Christmas help program thru the Salvation Army. She bought big ticket items like Nook Colors for a 7 year old, power wheels, ect.

I guess what I'm getting at is that I'm getting sick of hearing all this and them basically abusing the system. Yes, they may "qualify" for the help, but why on earth would you take from kids that have nothing so your kids get more? Fall/Winter is something that we know is coming. If you can put a down payment on an $800 layaway (so about $115 up front), you can afford to get your kids winter coats (like $20 each at walmart). Theres people and families that dont have anything, and could use that stuff themselves.

Sorry for the big post... I had to get it out there. I'm just losing faith in humanity.
10/20/2012
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LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
Plus, we make a ton less then they do, and we went out and are doing what we can so that others can still get help that need it.
10/20/2012
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vent away! better to get it out. that would bother me too. the bragging would bother me even if they weren't taking advantage of assistance programs.
the irony is that for alot of people that truly deserve and need the help it can be hard for them to get themselves to accept the help.

here i'll vent with ya: so not only are teaching their kids to abuse the system, they are teaching them to be materialistic and braggy!
10/20/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
YES! And when we truly needed assistance, we still didnt take it because we were able to get our children things, and plus they are young and it's quality over quantity.

And the bad thing is that my kids do programs with the salvation army and I do womens night with them (and help out occassionally when my husband is off work so he watches our youngest and I go down). And I hear how much things have changed and how they dont get all the money like they used to for families. Yet this goes on. It breaks my heart hearing them say how they have to turn down families cause they have reached the limits. Yet they get people asking for PS3's, 19 inch flat wall mountable tv's, ect on those tags they hang on the trees at walmart. it makes me sick.
10/20/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
They have this program with the local chain of gas stations, and they do a family christmas program for families in need. It's not income based, but they choose families in the area for that program. They asked for my kids to be on the list (they choose 18 kids out of our area), and straight up said its because of what I said when they asked why I didnt come down for Project Bundle Up sign ups and if I was coming for the christmas help sign ups. I straight up told them I wasnt because we got their coats back at the end of spring last year, and I did have a few things bought for them for chrismtas. They know my husband works and they know my son has autism. I teared up when they asked. I still don't know what to say to them. They stressed its their choice, and it's a christmas party for the kids and everything..
10/20/2012
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Originally posted by LoveYouLikeThat
They have this program with the local chain of gas stations, and they do a family christmas program for families in need. It's not income based, but they choose families in the area for that program. They asked for my kids to be on the list ...
if you think your kids would enjoy it then u should consider saying yes. they asked you and it sounds like they know your families circumstances and want to do that for your family. i like the programs that choose fams like that, they are more personal and the people buying the stuff truly enjoy what they are doing!
10/20/2012
LoveYouLikeThat LoveYouLikeThat
We're still deciding. My husband agrees with you. Esp since the one lady who gets the kids signed up talked to him and explained everything to him.

We're gathering stuff in the next week to do a box for a boy (in my sons age group) and girl (in my daughters age group) for Operation Christmas Child to drop off at one of the local churches. I want to enclude the picture and the name/address of each of the kids, and hopefully they'll get penpals. We try to give back when we can.
10/20/2012
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