[Ed. – Idiots!]
When Tara Chavez picked up her second-grade son from Desert Cove Elementary in Phoenix last week, he showed her the bad news.
Short on money for his lunch, Chavez’s son got a stark reminder from the cafeteria stamped on the inside of his wrist in thick black capital letters: “LUNCH MONEY.”
“I asked if he was given a choice by the lunch lady, and he said, ‘No, she just grabbed my wrist and put the stamp on,’ ” the upset mother told BuzzFeed News, adding that she was “surprised” because she usually gets “a slip in his folder when he needs more money.”
A friend of Chavez posted a photo of the stamp on Twitter:
“Like, y’all couldn’t send a note?” her friend asked. “Y’all couldn’t think for two seconds about the numerous references of branding someone as a stigma?”
More from the outlet on Thursday’s incident:
Chavez said her son told her that he was given a lunch despite the stamp, and that when she checked his account online, there was still 75 cents remaining in it.
She said her son was embarrassed, which is what bothered her most about the incident.