I purchase groceries maybe twice every month for a household of four. When the check out lady was scanning one of the priced down meats walmart was offering, she struggled in entering a barcode. Then turned and asked me if my purchase was on an access card. At the time I did not know what an access card was and said I'm sorry? And she replied, "Can I see your blue card, CAN I HAVE YOUR FOOD STAMP CARD!" I looked at her with disbelief, and in shock at the question she was asking me. I asked her why she thought I was paying for my groceries with a food stamp card? She replied that she couldn't scan the meat, which made NO sense to me whatsoever.
I asked her if the color of my skin or the amount of groceries I was purchasing was the reason she was asking me such a question. She replied that this was a question she asked everyone. However in the last 7 years that I have shopped at walmart, and purchased the same yellow marked down meats, I have never, ever been asked such a question. Neither have I ever felt so degraded and humiliated in front of other people. I asked her if she could please get someone else to check me out and she replied I didn't want to help you anyway, your being so HATEFUL! I responded, "Your being very RACIAL." I then proceeded to look for a manager to assist in the rest of my check out. I might have to purchase my groceries with a credit card at times and pay back the funds in payments. However I take pride providing for my family and working hard to earn the money to purchase my groceries. I felt as if the color of my skin was a disability that day and she made me feel very degraded. I will never forget this incident or shop at walmart EVER AGAIN!
Other than feeling degraded, and humiliated, no real damage was done. I was happy my children were not there to see her humiliate me in this way and have them think of there nationality as a handicap instead of one of God's many gifts
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Manager.