We Can’t Afford That!
If you’re buying $10 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets, you can definitely afford 10¢ worth of gummy worms that would make your child’s day. But no, this mother decided that she needed every cent to play the lottery and lose. Addiction is a terrible beast that turns people into terrible monsters.
Thankfully, the OP, who was the cashier, was kind enough to give the kid five bags of gummy worms. Someone had to, seeing as how his unfit mother was going berserk about just 10¢. Some people really have their priorities screwed up. We bet that kid is going to return the “favor” to his mother one day.