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Unemployed restaurant critic writes about stretching his food stamp dollars

Melanie Wong Jun 2, 2010 01:11 AM

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html...
]by Ed Murrieta

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  1. Kagemusha RE: Melanie Wong Jun 2, 2010 09:36 AM

    Thanks for the must-see reality check.

    1. The Dairy Queen RE: Melanie Wong Jun 3, 2010 07:03 AM

      Pretty intense. Wow.

      ~TDQ

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        tomatoaday RE: Melanie Wong Jun 4, 2010 12:42 PM

        A terrific read - thoughtful, not whiney, no excuses and surprisingly upbeat. Thanks for posting.

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          nvcook RE: Melanie Wong Jun 4, 2010 01:34 PM

          Sometimes it's good to take a step back, read something like this and think, "there but for the grace of God, go I."

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            The Dairy Queen RE: nvcook Jun 4, 2010 02:04 PM

            I completely agree. Here's someone who had an enviable position and is now struggling to find work in his field. It's definitely made me want to count my blessings when I read it. I think it took a great deal of courage for him to be so publicly candid about his situation.

            ~TDQ

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            hungry_pangolin RE: Melanie Wong Jun 6, 2010 03:50 PM

            Great piece. Thanks for that!

            1. YAYME RE: Melanie Wong Jun 9, 2010 05:45 AM

              I can relate to a lot of that article some of it hits pretty close to home as I am on foodstamps.

              1. weewah RE: Melanie Wong Jun 18, 2010 04:45 PM

                I admire his acceptance, his candor, his lack of shame. And what great parents to have.
                Though that tomato soup dish... gak.

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