A move often made by those who are using EBT/food stamps but do not really need them. The person goes to a store and pays for all of their food with the food stamps. After walking away from the check-out lane, and possibly even going out to the car and putting the groceries away, they return and make some comment about having forgotten something. Then they go get their cigarettes and cases of beer. If possible, they enter a different check-out lane than before, hoping nobody will notice that they just used food stamps but now have plenty of cash for alcohol and tobacco.
Cashier #1: How many cases of beer did that woman buy?
Cashier #2: Ten.
Cashier #1: Wow. She must have spent more money than she did on food when she was in my lane just now.
Cashier #2: Did she pay with food stamps?
Cashier #1: Yeah, why?
Cashier #2: She came to my lane so you wouldn't see how much cash she has to spend on beer. Food stamp turn around.
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